Ariana Grande Talks Not Having A #1 Single

Published: Tuesday 10th Jul 2018 by Sam

Ariana Grande has many wins under her wig, but thus far a chart topper on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart has managed to elude her.

Indeed, despite consistently coming close with a succession of #2’s, the second spot has thus far been her peak on the coveted count.

With new album ‘Sweetener’ due next month, all eyes are on her commercial performance. Especially given her raised profile over the last year.

For Ari, however, she’s more content than bothered.

Details below…

When playfully taunted by a fan about not having a #1, she offered the following response:

Fair point.

Also, with two of her three prior released albums opening at #1, it’s easy to see why she’s not losing any sleep over singles – particularly when she’s made it commonplace to rack up top 5s left and right.

Still, it does beg the question: why has Ariana not scored a #1 single yet? Let us know…

Your thoughts?


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  1. AfuckA July 10, 2018

    Her and Nicki doing an album together won’t get her a number 1 either.

  2. truthteller July 10, 2018

    The simple answer is she’s never released a single that has captured the wider public like some of the artists she aspires to. Janet, Madonna, Mariah and Whitney had already scored more than one iconic hit by the time they released their 4th album.

    • Erica July 10, 2018

      Wow you right I can’t think of any, the only one came to mine is side by side

      • Whoops ???‍♀️?? July 10, 2018

        Side to side was successful but it’s nowhere near iconic. Ariana has no iconic songs.

      • Justme July 10, 2018

        Well besides lady marmalade in 2001 p!nk first solo #1 single was in 2008 .. so it doesn’t matter if she has one now

    • Lana Del Fan July 11, 2018

      So Bodak Yellow is inspiring?

  3. Faf July 10, 2018

    If they use a dab of payola like Atlantic and do things like have her video play as a commercial before other ppl videos I’m sure she’d have one in no time

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

      U mad nicki ain’t got a #1 sis? Don’t worry #DoneLi is currently supplying you with a multitude of mediocre, redundant flops for you to pretend like it’s 2010 again.

      • SMH July 10, 2018

        But did she lie about Atlantic’s payola methods tho? Nowadays some artists prefer purchasing #1s as opposed to actually earning them.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

        Nowadays? How old are you, 5? You think payola is a “nowadays” or you don’t know what the fück you talking about with no receipts but piggy backing off what you read in the comments section? Payola has been around forever girl. You need more thorough knowledge

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

      Lol@ nowadays ??? girrrrrrl Get out of here

      • SMH July 10, 2018

        The question still stands. Where’s the lie NOWADAYS. Girl. How old are you that you don’t know how to read?

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

        Sorry girl, you just saw that on someone’s post and ran with it. You have not 1 receipt except the receipt for that order of seething you bought today. You need to be better sis, u struggling like you’re girl.

    • Ohpippy July 10, 2018

      But if Payola is real I know a lot of your favs would have #1’s !!! So stop it with the payola remarks

  4. Your mouth to my @ss July 10, 2018

    TBH Her music is trash and her voice is annoying, she has no it factor that’s why.

  5. Lmfao_Hoe July 10, 2018

    Ari has a nice voice but also very soulless when she sings live compared to other legends her emotions are never evident or feel believable to convey everyone to feel the same way.

  6. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

    There are SO MANY legends who’ve made legendary songs and slayed forever that don’t have a number one. If y’all focused more on actual real talent more than number ones it’d be a better quality site

    • Whoops ???‍♀️?? July 10, 2018

      Yeah but that’s the point. While those legends don’t have number 1s, they have legendary songs. Ariana has neither.

    • Missy July 10, 2018

      It would also be a better quality site if trolls like you GO AWAY. @Jasmine

  7. Miss J July 10, 2018

    There is nothing artful or interesting about her or her story in the pop music sphere. She serves bubblegum pop with the same hooks and looks.

  8. ??? July 10, 2018

    lmao maybe if she was married to her label boss like mariah was she would have a whole bunch of them by now, and dont come for me sheep cuz yall know its the truth lmfaoooooo

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

      Touch my body, we belong together, don’t forget about us, thank god I found you, heartbreaker, my all, honey… post divorce songs all day HEYYYYYYYYYY you irrelevant rihanna fan with no gauge for talent. Hahahahaha

      • ??? July 10, 2018

        lmfao try again bug, she was still on tommy’s slave drive for all of those songs except the first three. i told you dumb ass sheep not to come for me, now tell my why she hasn’t had a number one OR a platinum album since 2008 lmfaoooooooooo!!!!

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

        Sorry girl. He tried to sabotage her career which is why she had her breakdown. You’re wrong like Rihanna’s live vocals and dancing ability and ability to sell albums. Hahahahhahahahha she always tries but fails like a rihanna twerk video. Hold this L (and no I don’t mean drugs, I mean loss). Mariah was the biggest artist on the planet and definitely leagues and bounds ahead of Rihanna’s lmfao. She ain’t even on SZA level hahahahaha

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

        Not to mention Mariah has one album that has sold more than all Rihanna’s albums COMBINED ???

    • Stephon Jackson July 10, 2018

      Mariah scored her biggest #1 after Tommy, try again. And her 1997 – 2001 run was him trying to sabotage her. Adn boosting J Ho over

  9. Caleb July 10, 2018

    She has had #1s on Billboard’s pop songs chart. The hot 100 is treated like the end-all of all charts when someone wants to drag certain artists, but at the end of the day it isn’t the only chart that billboard has.

    • iamdiego July 10, 2018


  10. Gee July 10, 2018

    The reality she serves the same stuff and she has not released a song that has an appeal to reach beyond her young fans.

  11. Yan July 10, 2018

    And she’s so right. She has been so successful over the years and yet these people choose to focus on negativity. So what she hasn’t had a No.1 single? She had #1 ALBUMS and plenty of chart hits worldwide. People are so stupid…

  12. pat July 10, 2018

    that’s y u dont compare this kids to the greats.

  13. Beam Me Up Scotty July 10, 2018

    I think timing plays a big part in getting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not every song that has managed to hit #1 is timeless, classic, groundbreaking, etc. Ariana Grande has one of the most powerful voices of this generation and she makes really popular pop songs. I don’t know of any other big voiced singers doing better other than Adele.

    • iamdiego July 10, 2018

      I agree with timing.

    • Whoops ???‍♀️?? July 10, 2018

      Well Yeah. Timing is important and it gives some bad songs number 1s while others miss the mark. But at the same time, you can’t blame it ALL on bad timing. Especially by album number 4. Because while Ariana has a great voice with popular songs, her music seriously lacks dimension and artistry, given her talent. It’s like she’s not artistically inclined at all.

  14. Yc18 July 10, 2018

    Do y’all realize number 1 singles doesn’t mean anything

  15. XYZ July 10, 2018

    This obsession with no. 1s these days. She has quite some songs everybody knows that have been very successful due to longevity. So what if she doesn’t have a no. 1? There are quite a lot of legends that did not have many no. 1s, but songs that last for decades (that haven’t been no. 1 as well). Not saying that she will become a legend, but she is doing very good.

  16. Yonce July 10, 2018

    Aaliyah didn’t a number 1 hit until 2000, 6 years into the industry.Ariana’s time will come soon.

    • Whoops ???‍♀️?? July 10, 2018

      I’m not saying all artists need a number 1 or even that everybody has to have a number 1 after a certain number of years but I don’t see the comparison. That was almost 20 years ago. Aaliyah didn’t have the help of YouTube and iTunes and every other resource artists like Ariana today have to get her there. And even though it took 6 years, Aaliyah wasn’t even on album number 4 like Ariana is. She only had 2 albums.

  17. Tino July 10, 2018

    Wow with her arrogance bragging and all the attention she gets I thought she already had like 4 lol

  18. Seth July 10, 2018

    Into You is her best single to date but had a horrible video. Had the visuals been better I think it could have been a monster song. Instead the weak AF visuals did nothing when One Dance was dominating

  19. StarXavi July 10, 2018

    It will happen for her. I always thought that “Thinking Bout You” on her last album was such a beautiful and emotional song…it gave me the feels. I think so many people would have connected with it had it been a single.

  20. xedos July 10, 2018

    Not everyone have ear for a hit or good melody even though they can sing.
    Rihanna have a good ear for hit songs

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ July 10, 2018

      But rihanna can’t sing or perform.. so..

  21. Enrique July 10, 2018

    Like some of her stuff, but it’s all the same.

  22. DanYiel Iman July 11, 2018

    It won’t happen because adding Nicki McFraud isn’t helping at ALL!!

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