Ariana Grande Scores Record-Tying Seventh No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
Plus, Lorde debuts at No. 2 with “Green Light” & Coldplay debuts two songs in top 10.
Ariana Grande ties One Direction for the most No. 1s ever on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, as “Everyday,” featuring Future, surges 35-1 on the March 18-dated list, marking her seventh No. 1. The rise is owed to buzz generated by the release of the tune’s official music video on Feb. 26, which has raced to 23 million global views on YouTube (through March 9). The song is also Future’s first No. 1.
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (which began in June 2014) is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period. The latest chart, dated March 18, reflects activity in the week ending March 5.
“Everyday” also jumped 20 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 to No. 58. The track is the sixth song from Dangerous Woman to appear on the chart.
Just below Grande, Lorde’s “Green Light” launches to a No. 2 debut, earning the singer her highest-ever appearance on the chart.
Twitter reports that more than 350,000 tweets were generated about the song within 24 hours of the track’s release, including shout outs from Katy Perry and Camila Cabello. “Light” also arrives on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 100, after less than 12 hours of sales and streaming activity for the weekly cycle. The song is expected to make a big leap up the chart next week after registering a full week of streaming, sales and airplay.
Lorde previously charted four songs on Top Tracks since 2014, with “Yellow Flicker Beat,” from the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, placing the highest at No. 4.
“Light” previews her sophomore album, Melodrama, which is due out June 16.
The rock vets released “Hypnotised” on March 2, a week after releasing their duet with The Chainsmokers. They also announced they would release their EP on June 2.
“Something Just Like This” also earned the group their second-ever top five hit on the Hot 100, as the song jumped 56-5 this week. The last time they were in the top five was in 2008, when “Viva La Vida” reached No. 1 on the list.