Topping the Hot 100 will prove itself no problem for pint-sized powerhouse Ariana Grande.
After breaking iTunes records when her Iggy Azalea-assisted single “Problem” topped its tally in less than an hour, fans and naysayers alike were interested to see how that performance would translate onto Billboard charts.
Well, wonder no more. For, if industry forecasts prove themselves veritable, the problem has only begun for Grande’s pop competition.
“Industry sources suggest that the song, which previews Grande’s second album, due this summer, could sell more than 300,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Sunday, May 2…”
“Such a start, regardless of any added airplay or streaming points, would likely translate to a top 10 debut on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100. “
Congratulations are certainly in order for Miss Grande. According to Billboard, only 22 songs in the last decade have matched or surpassed ‘Problem’s forecasted first week downloads. But, after radio airplay and streaming are factored in, the chances are heightened that the tune’s entrance on the chart may be right at the top.