Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart
The singer's new song rules, while Future moves into the runner-up slot. Plus, top 10 action by Nick Jonas and Meghan Trainor!
Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 9). The sultry track becomes the singer’s fourth song to crown the ranking, following “Problem” (featuring Iggy Azalea; two weeks), “Break Free” (featuring Zedd; one week) and “One Last Time” (two weeks). Grande’s quartet of chart-toppers ties her with Taylor Swift for the most leaders by a female artist (since the chart launched nearly two years ago, on June 14, 2014).
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks 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 (Monday to Sunday).
“Woman” roars after Grande posted a video of herself singing the track a cappella to her YouTube channel on March 20. The clip, in which the pop star sports a bunny mask, has earned more than 18 million global views on YouTube through March 29.
Buzz surrounding the cut’s a cappella take fuels Grande to 237,000 Twitter mentions for the week ending March 27, according to Next Big Sound, up 7 percent. The bump helps the singer step 9-8 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
“Dangerous Woman” is the title track of Grande’s third studio album, due May 20.
Directly below Grande, Future blasts to a No. 2 re-entry with “Low Life,” featuring The Weeknd, after its music video premiered on March 25. The runner-up showing gives the Atlanta rapper his best rank among 19 entries, surpassing his previous peak of No. 5 as a featured artist on Travi$ Scott’s “3500.” Future’s prior highest position as a lead artist was “Where Ya At,” (featuring Drake), which reached No. 16 in August.
“Life,” meanwhile, gives The Weeknd his seventh top 10 entry and ties “Love Me Harder,” his duet with Grande, for his second best rank. His single “The Hills” topped the list for one week in 2015.
Elsewhere on the chart, Nick Jonas arrives at No. 7 with “Close,” featuring Tove Lo. The pair’s track debuted on March 24, with its music video arriving the following day. “Close” becomes Jonas’ third top 10 effort, following “Chains” (No. 3) and “Levels” (No. 8).
“Close” is the lead single from Jonas’ third solo studio album, Last Year Was Complicated, due June 10. The set, whose title was inspired by Jay Z, also boasts collaborations with Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign.
Like Jonas, Meghan Trainor also clinches a third top 10 hit as “No” swings 33-9 on the heels of its music video release on March 21. The brassy single follows “All About That Bass” (No. 7) and “Dear Future Husband” (No. 8) to the list’s upper tier.
The clip registered 2.9 million U.S. views on YouTube for the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music. The video sum plays out on multiple charts, triggering the song’s No. 20 debut on the Streaming Songs chart, its 12-6 strut on the Billboard Hot 100, and Trainor’s 10-6 gain on the Artist 100.
“No” previews Trainor’s sophomore studio album, Thank You, due May 13.