The song is Grande’s third leader on the list, and her first on which she’s unaccompanied by another artist. She initially reigned for two weeks in July 2014 with “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, and logged her second No. 1, for five weeks in December 2016/January 2017, with “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj. Grande has tallied her three No. 1s among nine top 10s (beginning with “Problem”).
“Tears” is the lead single from Grande’s fourth LP, Sweetener, due Aug. 17.
Meanwhile, Minaj’s “Bed,” featuring Grande, climbs 25-23 on the latest Pop Songs chart.
The Pop Songs survey, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 168 mainstream top 40 stations.
All charts, including Pop Songs, will update tomorrow (July 17) on Billboard.com.