Ariana Grande Receives First Number One Single with 'Thank U, Next'

Sergio Cunningham
November 16, 2018

Nope. Somehow, one of the greatest recording artists of our time does not already have a pile of Hot 100 No. 1s to her name.

Per Billboard, the song is also the 32nd song in the chart's 60-year history to debut at No. 1 and the first by a woman in three years (the last female-fronted single to do so was Adele's "Hello" in 2015).

On Sunday morning, Grande was amazed to see that Luke Skywalker himself appeared to have tweeted a reference to her latest song "Thank U, Next". Previously Grande enjoyed top 10 debuts for Sweetener's "No Tears Left To Cry" this year, Dangerous Woman's title track in 2016, My Everything's aforementioned "Problem" in 2014, and Yours Truly's "The Way" in 2013.

Overall, the song marks Grande's 35th Hot 100 entry, 11 of which have now reached the top 10.

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Fans began speculating that Grande was releasing a record very soon after she surprise released "Thank U, Next" and a music video for "Breathin'". I love you @ArianaGrande ...

Grande proceeds with the chorus, probably the most important of all the song's lyrics, "one taught me love, one taught me patience and one taught me pain - now I'm so awesome". So, look what I've got, look what you've taught me, and for that, I say, 'Thank you, next'.

Songs from the album were streamed 125 million times in its opening seven days, on its way to becoming another hip-hop release that was barely purchased at all.

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