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Ariana Grande Earns Career-Best Debut on Streaming Songs Chart

Ariana Grande 'No Tears Left To Cry'
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Ariana Grande 'No Tears Left To Cry'

“No Tears Left to Cry” debuts at No. 5, besting the No. 8 start of “Focus.”

Ariana Grande scores her best debut ever on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, as “No Tears Left to Cry” bows at No. 5 on the May 5-dated tally.

“Cry,” the first taste of new music from Grande since her 2016 album Dangerous Woman, starts at No. 5 with 36.9 million streams earned in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music.

That amount gives the singer her highest-ever debut on the ranking, eclipsing the No. 8 start of “Focus” (Nov. 21, 2015). However, it still has a few positions to go before it becomes her highest-charting track -- that distinction currently goes to “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, which peaked at No. 2 (May 31, 2014) after its initial debut at No. 9.

The 36.9-million start is also Grande’s best streaming week for an individual song, besting “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, which earned 19.2 million streams at its height, on the chart dated Dec. 10, 2016.

Additionally, "Cry" bows at No. 10 on the On-Demand Streaming Songs ranking, which includes audio streams from on-demand services only (22.8 million).

“Cry” concurrently launches at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying her top debut (“Problem,” May 17, 2014), and starts at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (100,000 downloads).