Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Vying For No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Debut
The song could launch as her second Hot 100 leader.
In projecting partial-week data, "7 Rings," released on Republic Records, could launch with over 70 million U.S. streams, 20 million in airplay audience and 80,000 downloads sold, placing it in line to arrive as the most-streamed and most-sold song of the week.
The Hot 100 blends weekly streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music.
"7 Rings," which channels the melody of The Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things," and its official video, arrived at the start of the Jan. 18-24 streaming and tracking week feeding next week's Hot 100 (with airplay measured Jan. 21-27).
As airplay for this week's charts (dated Jan. 26) was tracked Jan. 14-20, the single debuted at No. 30 on the latest Pop Songs airplay chart and drew 16 million in all-format airplay audience in its first three days of release.
"7 Rings" is the radio follow-up to Grande's first Hot 100 No. 1 "Thank U, Next," which debuted atop the Nov. 17, 2018-dated chart and spent seven total weeks at the summit. Both songs are from Grande's forthcoming album, Thank U, Next, the follow-up to Sweetener, which arrived as her third Billboard 200 No. 1 in September.
If "7 Rings" debuts at No. 1 on the Hot 100, it would mark just the 33rd single (of 1,082 No. 1s all-time) to open on top. Plus, Grande would become just the fifth artist with multiple No. 1 entrances, joining Mariah Carey, the leader with three, Justin Bieber, Drake and Britney Spears (two each).
Grande should face her greatest challenges for the Hot 100's top spot next week from reigning No. 1 "Without Me" by Halsey and former leader and current runner-up "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" by Post Malone and Swae Lee.
Highlights of next week's Hot 100 are scheduled to post on Billboard.com Monday (Jan. 28), with all charts posting the following day (Jan. 29).