Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Album Is in Historic Chart Company, Before Its Release

The album is only the third with two songs to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, joining sets by Drake and Mariah Carey.

Ariana Grande's new album Thank U, Next isn't due to be released until Feb. 8, but it's already earned an impressive chart honor that only two albums previously have.

As reported Monday (Jan. 28), Grande's new single "7 Rings" soars in at No. 1 on the latest Hot 100 (dated Feb. 2), marking her second song to start at the chart's summit. "Thank U, Next" launched at No. 1 on Nov. 17 and ruled for seven weeks.

With both songs from Grande's album Thank U, Next, the set, ahead of its arrival, joins Drake's Scorpion and Mariah Carey's Daydream as the only albums each boasting two songs that have entered at No. 1 on the Hot 100.

Here's a look at the elite three albums each with a pair of No. 1-debuting hits on the Hot 100.

Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
"Thank U, Next," debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated Nov. 17, 2018
"7 Rings," debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated Feb. 2, 2019

Scorpion, Drake
"God's Plan," debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated Feb. 3, 2018
"Nice for What," debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated April 21, 2018

Daydream, Mariah Carey
"Fantasy," debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated Sept. 30, 1995
"One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, debuted at No. 1 on Hot 100 dated Dec. 2, 1995

Notably, Carey almost collected a third No. 1 Hot 100 debut from Daydream: third single "Always Be My Baby" started at No. 2, before beginning a two-week stay at No. 1 four weeks later. Plus, with her next album, 1997's Butterfly, lead single "Honey" began at No. 1 and subsequent single "My All" bowed at No. 2, before hitting No. 1 two weeks later.

Drake also almost notched three No. 1 Hot 100 debuts from Scorpion. In addition to "God's Plan" and "Nice for What" opening on top, "Nonstop" started, and peaked, at No. 2. (The set's third No. 1, "In My Feelings," debuted at No. 6 and began a 10-week reign the following week.)

Overall, Grande is just the fifth artist with multiple debuts at No. 1 in the Hot 100's history, joining Carey (the leader with three), Drake, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears (two each).

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