Ariana Grande has made frequent appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but a number-one hit eluded her for most of her career. Now she has gone two-for-two. Her last single “Thank U, Next,” which she dropped last fall without any advance promotion, debuted in the top spot and stayed there for seven nonconsecutive weeks. Now her followup, “7 Rings,” has achieved the same feat, entering the Hot 100 in the top position. Watch the video for her latest chart-topper above.
“7 Rings” achieved the second most online streams in a single week for any female artist. It had 85.3 million listens in the US, which places it behind only “Thank U, Next,” which was streamed 93.8 million times after its video was released. Grande is one of only five artists ever to debut at number one multiple times, following Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Drake.
The song is written by Grande, Kaydence, Njomza Vitia, Tayla Parx, Victoria Monét, Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster. But it also samples “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music,” so the late Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are also credited as songwriters, marking one of the most unusual chart-topping collaborations in recent memory.
The ascent of “7 Rings” pushed Halsey‘s “Without Me” to number-two after that song spent two weeks on top. Down at number-three is Post Malone and Swae Lee‘s “Sunflower” from the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which was also recently at number-one. And Grande’s aforementioned “Thank U, Next” actually ticks back up one spot to number-four. These are a few of your favorite singles. Find out who else made this week’s chart.
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