Ariana Grande ‘Crying’ After Claiming Top 3 Spots on Billboard Hot 100, Tying The Beatles’ 1964 Record
By Leena Tailor
Ariana Grande is crying in disbelief after claiming the top three spots in the Billboard Hot 100!
As of Tuesday, Grande’s song, “7 Rings,” claimed the top spot for the fourth week in the row, while “Thank U Next,” sat at number three. Her latest single, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” meanwhile debuted at number two.
Grande is the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three spots of the chart since The Beatles, who reigned supreme with "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout" and "Do You Want to Know a Secret" in April 1964. (They claimed all five top spots three weeks earlier.)
Sharing her excitement on Instagram on Tuesday, the 25-year-old singer confessed several times that she didn’t believe the chart news was real at first.
“I laughed when i saw this bc i thought y’all edited it. thank u from the bottom of my heart,” she wrote. “For so many reasons. first time since the beatles huh (and first time for a solo artist?). that’s wild. i thought this was a joke when i saw it i’m not kidding.”
“I love u. so much,” Grande continued. “Always have n will. thank u for everything. i cant believe this is real fr. thanks for making history w ya girl today. and for making me feel loved. bye crying.”
Grande reiterated her sentiments when she made an unannounced surprise appearance on The Late Late Showwith James Corden Tuesday night, where she was presented with a special cake to commemorate the accomplishment.
"When I woke up I thought it was an edit that like my fans made, because you know they are like insane people that I love. I thought it was a joke," she marveled. "My mom and I were driving around listening to The Beatles all day. I was like, 'This is crazy.' I was like, 'I'm so sorry. This is so weird and crazy. I'll take a break after this. I'll go away for a little I promise... I'm tired of my voice.'"
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However, when asked how she planned on spending the evening, Grande said, "My mom wants to take me to dinner, but I want to go to the studio. So I think I'm going to end up in the studio." So maybe some new music isn't that far off.