Chart Check: Ariana Grande Sets New ‘Hot 100’ Record With ‘Problem’ / Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Readies iTunes Exit

Published: Thursday 8th May 2014 by David

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One of the many who purchased Ariana Grande‘s ‘Problem’ last week?

If so, you are to thank for helping the Urban Pop starlet set a new record on the ‘Billboard Hot 100‘, solidifying her status as one of Pop’s more commercially promising newcomers.

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Impacting the ‘Hot 100′ at #3, 438,000 purchases of the ‘Problem’ hands it highest opening week number for a new single since Katy Perry’s ‘Roar‘ pounced on the chart with 557,000 units in the August of 2013.

Meanwhile, Mariah Carey’s ‘Me.I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse‘ suffers a dip in its pre-order sales this week, now sitting at #93 on iTunes US Top 100 Albums tally, now placed one spot beneath Lady GaGa‘s ‘ARTPOP‘, which sold well under 3,000 copies in the last week.

Due out on May 27th, the project’s pre-order sales may see it slip out of the chart if it they do not pick up in the coming hours, giving some indication as to how it may fare once its released to the world in two weeks time.

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  1. GREEKGOD May 8, 2014

    #PoorDat

  2. Maurice May 8, 2014

    I think Mariah will do 150-200k in its first week.
    Which is solid, but for Mariah, hmmm not the best.

    • Lil-Lamby-chops May 8, 2014

      700k sweety!! Don’t be mad at her majesty shanties

  3. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    THE LEGENDARY DIVA IS COMING TO SLAY YOUR LIFE MAY 27!!!
    THE ALBUM INCLUDES THE INTERNATIONAL SMASH HITS
    TRIUMPHANT
    THE ART OF LETTING GO
    YOURE MINE
    AND THE NUMBER ONE SINGLE OF 2012
    #BEAUTIFUL (FT MIGUEL)
    BEYONCE WHO? ARIANA WHO? WHITNEY WHO? RIHANNA WHO? CHRISTINA WHO? BRTINEY WHO? MADONNA WHO? CHER WHO?

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      Delusional… TROLL…

      • Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

        yea like your h!v positive ass right?

      • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

        Shut up TROLL~

  4. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    THE ONLY DIVA,THE FASHIONISTA,THE PERFORMER,THE SINGER,THE ENTEPRENEAUR,THE ICONIC GOD, MARIAH CAREY THE GOD OF MUSC IM COMING TO SLAY ALL YOUR FAVES AND END THERE CAREERS 18 NUMBERS ONES!!! 250 MILLION RECORDS SOLD WORLDWIDE!

  5. Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

    Mariah Carey has NOT sold 250,000,000+ Records…

    She has sold 200,000,000+ CERTIFIED records…

    She has sold 250+ ESTIMATED records…

    Get it straight dude…

  6. Nobody May 8, 2014

    Lmao you guys are really going to compare an album pre order to a single?! It’s so cheap and tacky to try and take away from Ariana’s success by bringing up yet another irrelevant Mariah comparison. Never in my life have I seen a blog compare pre orders to the sales of someone else’s single but I guess you guys are desperate for clicks. I really don’t see why you brought Gaga into this either. This is about Ariana. You’ve probably realised I’m a lamb and probably won’t post my comment but as long as YOU see it and realise how ridiculous you are that’s all that matters. Anyway, congrats to Ariana & Iggy.

  7. metzo May 8, 2014

    One is winning. The other is losing.

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      One is a legend, the other is a copy cat…

      • metzo May 8, 2014

        You ain’t lying. @Stephy.
        Although I’m talking modern day, not the renaissance era.

      • Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

        EXACTLY ARIANA WHO? BOW DOWN TO MARIAH 18 NUMBER ONES CAREY!!! LET ME SEE YOUR FAVES HAVE A SMASH HIT SINGLE LIKE TRIUMPHANT AND THE ART OF LETTING GO NUMBER ONE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND #BEAUTIFUL THE INTERNATIONAL MEGAHIT BEST SELLING SINGLE OF THE WORLD IN 2012 WHEN WILL YOUR FAVE?? YOURE MINE (ETERNAL) THE MOST INCONIC AND LEGENDARY MUSIC VIDEO OF ALL TIME HAS INFLUENCED ARIANA AND MILEY

      • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

        Present day sales are HORRIBLE! That bitchh ain’t gonna be hot no longer than 3 years top… Mariah Carey is a legend. END OF STORY! Whether she flops or not. Ariana is a PRODUCT of Mariah Carey’s foundation…

  8. moe May 8, 2014

    POOR MARIAH !!!!!!!! nobody is checkin on her , btw the album s title is horrible

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      Ain’t nothing poor about Mariah Carey. She is richer than your fav…

  9. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    THE FASHINIOSTA! THE LEGENDARY DIVA IS COMING BACK MAY 27 MAKE SURE YOU GET THE COPY OF THE ELUSIVE CHANTEUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. metzo May 8, 2014

    Can somebody check that trolling delusional biitch please?

  11. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    I AM MARIAH CAREY THE QUEEN OF POP MY TOURS ARE THE MOST PROLIFIC TOURS OF ALL TIME ANGELS ADVOCATE WAS ATTENDED BY 20 MILLION FANS WHEN WILL YOUR FAVE? THE TOUR WAS A POP EXTRAVAGANZA IT GROSSED 4 BILLION DOLLARS WHEN WILL YOUR FAVE????? AND LETS NOT FORGET SHE OWNS THE BEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME MUSIC BOX 80 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE!!! CAN YOU SAY IM GOD PRAISE ME PEASANTS!

    • Lil-Lamby-chops May 8, 2014

      You tell ’em MC!!! QUEEN!!! REIGN ON HIGH YOU MAGESTY!!!

      OFTEN IMITATE NEVA DUPLICATED!

      This Album will go DIAMOND!!!

  12. Sad once again May 8, 2014

    Wow! The ultimate reach…. A pre order (that was in the top ten for more than one day) is being compared to a single. A single that is of the same style that MC uses. Yet we praise the copy cat because she is new. Talk about going where the wind blows.
    How about compare an album that is actually out.
    Ultimate low.

    • Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

      RIGHT!? I AM MARIAH CAREY THE ULTIMATE DIVA THE QUEEN OF POP

  13. Sad once again May 8, 2014

    Or if we are going to compare let’s compare the debuts. Cause as we all know who debut harder and had hits. Y’all say stay current but it’s a current record that non of these females are breaking. They have to create new records because runs on billboard and #1 hits and albums sold are on lock by mariah Carey.

  14. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    I AM MARIAH CAREY THE ONLY QUEEN OF POP!

  15. Sad once again May 8, 2014

    Y’all can’t call some irrelevant if people are copying her style. You can’t call someone a flop or constantly shine light on their decline when they have sold more than the people y’all praising. I bet you when the album comes out people will either buy it or download it and as I look at it people will still WAnT and still will listen.

  16. THE FORGOTTEN CHANTEUSE May 8, 2014

    FLOPriah!!!

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      FLOPiana…

  17. Skyfall May 8, 2014

    All Mariah has to do is release a last single that’s hot, perform LIVE at the BBMA and the album will skyrocket

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      When the Skyfalls…

  18. Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

    Guys dont forget to get my album on may 27!!!!! or you can also illegally downloaded

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      DEATH! YOU ARE SOO CRAZY!!!

      • Skyfall May 8, 2014

        That isn’t slayriah it’s a troll with the same avi

      • Mariah Carey May 8, 2014

        of course not I am…Marian the elusive chanteuse

  19. Skyfall May 8, 2014

    #Beautfiul just came on the radio

  20. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 8, 2014

    Please get your own avi and stop fuckingg trolling please. #DumbBitch

    • Molly May 8, 2014

      Says one of the biggest trolls on here kii

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 8, 2014

        You clearly aren’t the real Molly. And I’ve never trolled so sit down!

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 8, 2014

      I still like you…

  21. XtinaTheDiva May 8, 2014

    Why are we comparing a basic pop girl with a music legend? Lets see how much this girl sells when she’s Mariah’s age. (If she still has a record label at all)

  22. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 8, 2014

    Death you didn’t eve get the avi right because U have Marian to the left corner while she is in the middle of my pic.bye!

    Thanks SKYFALL. And crying @ Ariana not making #1.

    • LOL May 8, 2014

      LOL ARE U CRYING @ MARIAH NOT MAKING #1 EITHER? LOL

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) May 8, 2014

        Nope already done it 18 times. Ariana = zero

  23. H2O May 8, 2014

    Awww

  24. IStanForYourFav May 8, 2014

    Sam is just as pathetic as Slayriah. Poor souls. The only way to make themselves feel better is if their shading others or comparing two different generations.

    Anyway, congrata to Ariana on her high debut. Also, congrats to Mariah for lasting over 20 years in an industry that discards artists. I hope the album lives up to your legendary status.

    So sick of these paid trolls on this site.

  25. Antonio May 8, 2014

    Mariah’s album at this rate will do anywhere between 75-125k the 1st wk tbh. Memoirs sold 170k the 1st wk with a platinum Top 10 single and solid promo campaign so what makes y’all think she’ll sell nearly 200k the 1st wk with an album that was pushed back by a whole year, has had 3 failed singles (Triumphant, Letting Go and You’re Mine) and hardly no real promo but a few radio interviews. Mariah should’ve just dropped the album last July and she would’ve did a solid 175k the 1st wk because #Beautiful was a huge hit for Mariah and the album would be pushing at least ARTPOP’s numbers by now (700k US/1.8 mil WW) and possible international tour. I love Mariah and I’m a huge fan of hers, but let’s think realistically now. Mariah’s style of music isn’t commercially relevant in 2014. #Beautiful did well because it had a different sound. I don’t know why Almost Home wasn’t pushed as the lead single in March of 2013, followed by #Beautiful in June/July then You’re Mine in October/November and close the era with Letting Go in February/March of this year. Almost Home and #Beautiful could’ve been huge crossover singles in the US, Asia and Europe and possibly had even gave Mariah her 19th and 20th #1s on the Hot 100 and gave her 2 Grammys. The album would’ve did extremely well off that, a solid 250-300k the 1st wk and she could at pushing PRISM’s numbers (1.3 mil US/3 mil WW). Hopefully Mariah can get her s*** together

  26. Lil-Lamby-chops May 8, 2014

    Her Magest the Queen, and songbird supreme will rain her wrath down upon these lesser h***!! Once this album is released all others wigs will be thrown into the black hole of kalkutta! They will beg for mercy, cower at her feet, and glorify the goddess Mariah on high!!!!!

    DIAMON ALBUM SALES for the Elusive Shantues!!!!

  27. MC!!! May 8, 2014

    Sam tried it!!! Mariah’s album is not even out! She has no reviews or anything yet and that Ariana single is trash it’s nothing but a talk dirty remix! Call me Ariana finally figures out her identity!

  28. navy nick May 8, 2014

    that performance was good!!!

  29. 18#1sYouHaveHowMany May 8, 2014

    Lets get one thing clear Mariahs not making music for money anymore!!

    This blog is so blind to Beyonces bullsh!t so quick to call out others but always fails to admit beyonce is not original but all recycled material (single ladies dance, halo, why dont you love me, if i were a boy) should i go on?

    As for Ariana .. Like Mariah said longevity is the name of the game dahhlin!

  30. JOHNVIDAL (Iconic chanteuse is coming) May 8, 2014

    Sam is just a SAD hater! Since when does he report about PRE ORDERS of artists who debuted in 1990? Where are Mariah Carey´s peers on the charts? LOL what a hater. About Ariana: that song is mediocre. Compare that to what Mariah, Alicia or any other real huge artist were releasing at that age.

  31. WTH? May 8, 2014

    Why the hell is the legend Mariah Carey even mentioned in this little biches thread? I guess biting peoples sytle is “IN” these days (i.e. Katy Perry/Lady GaGa, Nicki Minaj/Lil’ Kim, Izzy/Rihanna, Ariana/Mariah Carey… all these biters copy the orignals. I don’t want to hear a duplicator or wannabe…I’d rather listen to the ORIGINAL-the one who already slayed the s*** out of the game with their talent! I’ve already determined that the lame who runs this joint, spam is it? PLEASE go and take a seat with your EDM filled mp3 player, sit down Mariah Carey hater. It is what it is, Mayday slayday #May27

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