ChartMovers: Ariana Grande, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea

Numbers / Pop songstress Ariana grande, 20, is off to a fast start with her bouncy new single, "Problem," which is heading for a possible top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 next week after premiering April 27. The Max Martin-produced cut, which features rapper Iggy Azalea, previews Grande's second album, due in August or September on Republic.

Sources say "Problem" could sell more than 300,000 downloads the week of May 4, making it the biggest debut of 2014. The last time a song bowed with more was the week ending Nov. 3, 2013 when Eminem's "The Monster" and One Direction's "Story of My Life" launched with 373,000 and 305,000, respectively, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Following the premiere of "Problem" in a performance at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27 and the song's commercial release at midnight that night, Grande had a 127 percent gain in Twitter mentions on April 28, according to Next Big Sound. Her account (@arianagrande) garnered 239,000 mentions on April 27 versus 524,000 the next day.

While sales will make up the vast bulk of its Hot 100 points next issue, "Problem" is already receiving early major-market radio support. In its first two days out (April 28-29), the single drew 6.1 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS, including play on KIIS Los Angeles.


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