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Ariana Grande's Record Four No. 1 Hot 100 Debuts

All four of her leaders have launched at the summit.

As previously reported, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” rolls in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart (dated June 6). The duet debuts as Gaga’s fifth Hot 100 leader and Grande’s fourth.

Notably, Grande becomes the first artist with four No. 1 Hot 100 debuts, as all four of her chart-topping songs have arrived in the top spot. She passes Justin Bieber (with whom she shares her prior leader, “Stuck With U”), Mariah Carey and Drake, each with three No. 1 bows.

Here is a recap of Grande’s four No. 1 Hot 100 debuts, encompassing all of her leading titles.

Ariana Grande
Title, Debut Date, Weeks at No. 1
“Thank U Next,” Nov. 17, 2018, seven
“7 Rings,” Feb. 2, 2019, eight
“Stuck With U,” with Justin Bieber, May 23, 2020, one
“Rain on Me,” with Lady Gaga, June 6, 2020, one (to date)

And, here is a rundown of Bieber, Carey and Drake’s three No. 1 Hot 100 debuts each. Carey is so far the only artist with three No. 1-starting songs that have each gone on to spend multiple weeks on top. Meanwhile, Drake is the only act with three such hits all on his own and no accompanying artists.

Justin Bieber
Title, Debut Date, Weeks at No. 1
“What Do You Mean?,” Sept. 19, 2015, one
“I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, May 20, 2017, one
“Stuck With U,” with Ariana Grande, May 23, 2020, one

Mariah Carey
Title, Debut Date, Weeks at No. 1
“Fantasy,” Sept. 30, 1995, eight
“One Sweet Day,” with Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995, 16
“Honey,” Sept. 13, 1997, three

Drake
Title, Debut Date, Weeks at No. 1
“God’s Plan,” Feb. 3, 2018, 11
“Nice for What,” April 21, 2018, eight
“Toosie Slide,” April 18, 2020, one

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