Thanks to the impressive debut of Ariana Grande‘s latest single, ‘Positions,’ the GRAMMY winner finds herself in a familiar position: Hot 100 history books.
See what we mean inside:
Released October 23, ‘Positions’ – the first single from Grande’s sixth album of the same name – entered the Hot 100 at #1 this week.
Here the numbers that supported its premiere placement:
- Streaming: 35.3 million
- Digital Downloads: 31,000 sold
- Radio Airplay: 19.9 million
With its debut at the chart’s summit, Ari – already in history books for being the only artist to see every one of her LPs’ lead singles arrive in the Hot 100’s top 10 – extends that record as well as her record for most Hot 100 #1 debuts among all artists (5 total).
Similarly, Grande rocked record books on the U.K. side of the pond.
“Grande’s “Positions,” the title track from her sixth and latest album, blasts to the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart with 61,000 chart sales, including 7.6 million streams, according to the OCC.
With her latest crown, the U.S. pop star extends her own, unique record. She’s seen seven singles debut at No. 1 extending her career mark for best-selling single debuts by a female artist, blowing past the five logged by Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Cheryl.”
As if that’s not enough to celebrate, the tune’s parent album is pacing to rule the Billboard 200 next week. Click here to see just how many units it’s predicted to shift its first week.