Ariana Grande owes her fans, affectionately called #Arianators, a big “thank you” as they’ve kept her latest hit, ‘thank u, next,’ atop the Hot 100 for a third week.
The ode to her exes – her first chart-topper – debuted at the tally’s summit three weeks ago and has kept a tight grip since. Billboard reports:
“Next,” released on Republic Records and which debuted as Grande’s first Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 17, spends a third week atop Streaming Songs, with 43.8 million U.S. streams (down 31 percent) in the week ending Nov. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
The track drops to No. 4 after two weeks atop Digital Song Sales, with 23,000 downloads sold (down 47 percent) in the week ending Nov. 22, and debuts at No. 36 on Radio Songs, with 31.8 million in all-format airplay audience (up 45 percent), in the week ending Nov. 25.
The impressive figures, yet noted decline, do spell a strong chance for the song being unseated from the Hot 100’s throne next week. Until then, look below to see who joins Grande in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ CHART CHECK: