AceShowbiz - It is now safe to say that 2018 is Ariana Grande's biggest year yet. After having her latest album "Sweetener" debuting atop Billboard 200, she is preparing to follow up its success with her upcoming album "Thank U, Next". The future of the upcoming effort looks bright because its title track has now become a massive hit and debuts atop Billboard Hot 100.
Dethroning Maroon 5 and Cardi B's "Girls Like You", "Thank U, Next" starts with 55.5 million U.S. streams and 81,000 downloads sold in the week ending November 8, according to Nielsen Music. It marks her first time topping the chart in addition to becoming the first female artist to have her song debut atop the chart since Adele's "Hello" did so in 2015.
As if these achievement aren't enough, Ariana has also become the first female soloist to top the Hot 100 chart unaccompanied by another musician. Cardi previously did the same with her breakout song "Bodak Yellow", which spent its third and final week at No. 1 back in October 2017.
Released on November 3 via Republic Records, "Thank U, Next" racked up more than 1.5 million tweets within days. Aiding the buzz of the self love anthem was its lines, "One taught me love/ One taught me patience/ One taught me pain," which had sparked an onslaught of memes.
Back to Hit 100 chart, Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" descends to No. 2 after topping the chart for seven weeks. With "Thank U, Next" and "Girls Like You" topping this week's chart, it marks the first time two pop songs ruling the tally since Camila Cabello's "Havana" and Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" last year.
Trailing behind the two songs are Travis Scott (II)'s "Sicko Mode" that dips to No. 3 and Marshmello and Khalid's collaboration "Happier" which drops to No. 4. Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" rounds out the top five.
Halsey's "Without Me" reaches a new peak at No. 6, jumping three spots, as Post Malone's "Better Now" falls to No. 7 after hitting No. 3.Meanwhile, Kodak Black's "ZEZE" featuring Travis and Offset dips two spots to No. 8. Closing out the top ten are Scheck Wes' debut hit "Mo Bamba" at No. 9 and Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Too Hard" at No. 10.