‘Stuck With U’: 7 Ways Ariana Grande Bulldozed Record Books With Her Third Hot 100 #1 Hit

Published: Wednesday 20th May 2020 by Rashad

Just a week after Ariana Grande‘s ‘Side to Side’ co-star Nicki Minaj made history with her first Hot 100 #1 single, the Doja Cat-led ‘Say So’ (as we reported here), the GRAMMY winner has followed suit courtesy of her latest hit, ‘Stuck With U.’

As we reported here, the Justin Bieber-shared song debuted at #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 – much to the dismay of rapper 6ix9ine.  What is certain to anger him more is the number of records broken in the wake of the tune’s crowning.

Look inside to see 7 ways the ‘7 Rings’ hitmaker shook up the charts this week:

In the month since we published an ode to the only songs in history to debut at #1 on the Hot 100 (click here to read), that list has expanded by two with Travis Scott & Kid Cudi‘s ‘The Scotts’ as well as ‘Stuck’ being the latest.  The accomplishment made Biebs and Ari the latest to respectively see three of their career singles premiere atop the tally – a feat previously boasted by Mariah Carey and Drake only.

However, Ariana is a unique case among the exclusive class.  See why below:

1. “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number”

  • At the ripe age of 26-years-old, Grande is the youngest artist to see three of her singles debut at #1 on the Hot 100 (‘7 Rings,’ ‘thank u, next,’ and ‘Stuck With U’).

2. “Speed Racer”

  • Grande accrued her three #1s the fastest – setting the record for fastest accumulation of three #1 debuts on the Billboard Hot 100.  Crossing the finish line in 18 months, Ari bests the previous record-holder Carey (who accomplished the feat in 24 months).

3. “First Thing’s First”

  • Ariana is the only artist in history to see her first three chart-toppers debut at #1 on the Hot 100.

4. “Back to Back”

  • Grande’s ascent to #1 this week makes her the first artist in history to see her first three #1 hits accrued in succeeding years – ‘thank u, next’ (2018),’ ‘7 Rings’ (2019), and ‘Stuck With U’ (2020).  This feat is not to be confused with Janet Jackson‘s ‘Rhythm Nation’ win – which stands as the first and only album to land a different #1 hit over three consecutive calendar years.

5. “Another One” *DJ Khaled voice*

  • In addition to being the only artist to see her first three #1 hits accrued in succeeding years, she’s the only artist to debut any song at #1 in three consecutive years.  Again, this feat is not to be confused with Janet Jackson‘s ‘Rhythm Nation’ win – which stands as the only album to land a different #1 hit over three consecutive calendar years.

6. “It Takes Two”

  • ‘Stuck With U’ is the first and only male-female duet in history to debut at #1 on the Hot 100.  While others have been credited to multiple artists (i.e. ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, and 112), ‘Stuck’ is the only co-billed co-ed hit to premiere atop the chart.  The honor of first #1 debut duet goes to The Scotts (Travis and Kid Cudi), who are both billed on their hit –  ‘The Scotts.’

7. “Who Needs Streaming?”

  • Thanks to a “variety sale” that allowed fans to purchase cassettes, CDs, and vinyl singles (each accompanied with a digital download), ‘Stuck’ sold over 108,000 copies in pure sales its premiere week.   It is the first song of the decade to do so.

Fun fact:  ‘Stuck With U’ – a philanthropic effort designed to support the The First Responders Children’s Foundation – is the third “charity single” in history to debut at #1 following Katy Perry‘s ‘Part of Me’ (which donated parts of its profits to the MusiCares organization) and Elton John‘s ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind’ (which pushed proceeds toward some of Princess Diana‘s charities).

It is the first duet charity single to debut at #1.

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

    How much did they pay you guys?

    First charity single that had payola

    First charity single that had merchandise bundles

    First charity single that was discounted and sold for 69 cents

    Billboard manipulated the charts to give her this number one

  2. Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

    A number one song that nobody knows or will remember in the next 2 weeks.

  3. lucy+fur May 20, 2020

    how pathetic. how can they feel fulfilled knowing all their records are phony

  4. Nicky May 20, 2020

    someone is upset 😂😂

    Ariana has solo and duet hits. An L for Camicky.

    Poor Camicky. The Weekend just announced that his tour was rescheduled

    Camicky and Tinashe cancelled. Tinashe has more talent than Camicky though

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

      All this mouth until you ask them to show u normani on the billboard, spotify and iTunes 100 chart and then its crickets.

      • Nicky May 20, 2020

        Normani is not on the charts because she doesn’t have a song out.

        But why was Camicky concert cancelled when hot tickets like the weekend are postponed

        Will Camicky recount the ticket bundles? You never answered this question bc you know she’s a FraudBitch.

        Take your L


      • tyty May 20, 2020

        You are always upset when a female pop star releases music or tops the chart it was dua lipa now it’s Ariana… do you ever give it a rest? Your fav didn’t have a number 1 Single or album is that why you’re really mad? Tour cancelled. Normani is your obsession so you are the only one who can answer the question of her chart placements and sales 🤷🏽‍♀️ You’re so pathetic. It’s nobodies fault your fav is a lopsided, talentless racist only rely on features. But hey she still has that so called film due one last shot before the inevitable

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

        “Normani is not on the charts because she doesn’t have a song out.”

        Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100: #16(new) Diamonds, @theestallion & @Normani.

        This was released Jan 2020.

        Camila cabello my oh my was released last year December and the song is still on the charts, 😆😆😆😆.

        My oh my remix- 700k views on YouTube (released 2 weeks ago)

        Motivation remix- 668k views on YouTube (released 6 months ago)


      • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020


        “You are always upset when a female pop star releases music or tops the chart it was dua lipa”

        Dua lipa has never stopped any chart ever in her life
        No number one song, no number one album

        ‘Your fav didn’t have a number 1 Single or album is that why you’re really mad?”

        Camila has 2 number 1 songs
        1 number one album

        Her tour dates literally sold 80 percent but she had to cancel not because of c***** but because of the Cinderella movie she is shooting. She doesnt know when filming will resume or wrap up. She is a booked woman.

        Never be the same, a solo song peaked at number 6.
        Here comes the it had a remix,
        If the remix was more popular than the original version billboard would have credited the remix just like they did with say so remix and savage remix, crediting nicki and beyonce respectively.

        I dont think its young thug that made Camila’s debut album hit number one.🤡🤡🤡

        U still didnt answer my question tho
        Where is normani on the billboard, iTunes, and spotify 100. *crickets*

  5. Only Facts May 20, 2020

    No. It’s simple math. 1 label using payola, and 6 credit cards. There’s your 7 ways.

    • Meme May 20, 2020

      Not 6 credit cards. I’m dead Lololol.

    • 1988 May 21, 2020

      But you couldn’t purchase more than 4 copies per card order. I saw the purchase limit with my own two eyes. So that would be 24 copies sold on 6 card orders. Try again. 🙂

  6. Nippian May 20, 2020

    Payola is in full affect. Nicki paid to get her #1 that no one cares about..it was a feature anyway.

  7. James May 20, 2020

    Yes!!! Congrats again to Ariana on her third Number 1 song Lol!! I’m sure she will get plenty more number 1’s in the future we’ll deserved !!

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 23, 2020

      Congrats to ponytail’ho for her fake record.. congrats scott

  8. 1988 May 20, 2020

    This article is full of win! 🙂

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

      Fake wins

      Bought achievements

      • 1988 May 20, 2020

        That’s what LOSERS say when they can’t win to save their life. I don’t know about losing. Teach me what it’s like. Go hang out with Takasheeeshaa on house arrest. Don’t sit beside any windows. It’s not safe. 🙂

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020

        Facts are facts.
        Receipts dint lie 💅💅💅

        6 credit cards

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 20, 2020


        Stuck with u is predicted to fall out of the top 10 next week while gooba is predicted to stay in the top 10 next week

        U see what happens when u scam ur way to the top, u fall down heavily.
        We love to see it

      • 1988 May 21, 2020

        And what is going to happen two months from now Cracksooon? LOL I pay too much attention to Billboard to know how the BIG DOGS operate. You worry about Takeeeshekssa. Don’t worry about Ariana and……JUSTIN! LOL

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 21, 2020

        And who said I was worried about ariana the scammer. 🤡🤡🤡

        U dont like to hear the truth but u will deal. Stupid rat

        6 credit cards.

      • 1988 May 21, 2020

        You and 69CRIMES can go live all the “truth” you want. Sociopath and sociopath. You are just a crazy as he is.

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 21, 2020

        The delusion and denial is strong in u.
        U better seek help.
        6 credit cards

      • 1988 May 21, 2020

        You won’t make a lie the truth. You can waste your time but 10 years from now they will STILL be referencing Stuck With U on Billboard articles anytime someone debuts at No. 1. Anytime Ariana or Justin go No. 1. Nobody will care about that wack song that debuted at No. 3. FACTS!

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