She now boasts the fourth-most career Hot 100 hits among women.
As Ariana Grande tallies her fifth career No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, where Positions bounds at No. 1 with 174,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, all 14 songs from the set chart on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 14).
The LP's lead single "Positions" leads her total at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after debuting at No. 1 a week ago, followed by second single "34+35," new at No. 8. The latter earns Grande her 18th career top 10, tying her with Beyoncé for the eighth-most among women in the chart's 62-year history. Madonna has achieved the most top 10s among women, with 38. (Drake leads all acts with 42 top 10s.)
Ariana Grande was a surprise guest on the first day of the Adult Swim Festival, with the Positions singer showing up unannounced to perform “Them Changes” alongside Thundercat.
Grande has long been an admirer of the bassist’s 2015 track, which she previously covered solo during a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session in 2018; at that time Grande called “Them Changes” one of her favorite songs.
“It feels like Ariana and I are forever connected through Mac [Miller], and this is part of the healing process,” Thundercat said Friday in a statement. For the performance — held in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force kitchen — Grande and Thundercat were joined by JD Beck and DOMi.
“Thank u brilliant trio for having me. love u always,” Grande tweeted Friday night.
Ariana Grande has positioned herself into the 2021 Grammy nominations! On Tuesday, Nov. 24, it was announced that the "34+35" singer was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her feature on Lady Gaga's "Rain on Me."
This year, the categories are recognizing musical contributions that were released between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020. With this cut-off, the Grammy winner's latest album positions, which was released on Oct. 30, will have to wait another year.
In 2019, the 27-year-old star won her first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for her fourth studio album, Sweetener. However, it was a bittersweet win for the artist because there was a bit of drama going on behind closed doors, which ultimately led to Ariana not attending the awards show that year.
The pop songstress also pulled out of her scheduled performance days beforehand due to a disagreement with the Grammy producers on which songs she would perform.
"F--k," she tweeted after she learned of her win at the time, "I know i'm not here tonight (trust I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things .... but f--k ....... this is wild and beautiful. Thank you so much."
Ariana later took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in a pale blue strapless ballgown. In the caption, she wrote, "when @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn't matter if you're singing or not .... thank u."
It's safe to say Lady Gaga is a fan of Ariana Grande's Positions. On Thursday (Dec. 17), the pop star took to social media to share the love for her pal's latest studio set.
"Love you gurl @arianagrandee OBSESSED WITH NEW ALBUM EXCUSE ME B-TCH ILYSM," the singer wrote on her Instagram Stories.
In the video, a lavender-haired Gaga can be seen dancing along as Positions album cut "Six Thirty" plays in the background, before blowing a subtle kiss to the camera.
Gaga and Grande's mutual love-fest began when the pair joined forces for Chromatica collab "Rain On Me," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its May release, earning the two women their fifth and fourth career chart-toppers, respectively.
Lady Gaga Sends Cardi B Flowers to Celebrate Her Billboard Woman of the Year Honor In her acceptance speech for best collaboration at the 2020 Video Music Awards — during which the pair performed the track live — Gaga gushed about her relationship with her fellow pop star. "Me and Ariana are truly soul sisters," she said. "Girl, this is for us.
"We've both been through some sh-t together, but were willing to share that with each other," Gaga continued. "And Ari, I love you. I feel like when we were in the studio, we turned our tears that felt like endless rainfall into diamonds. And I will treasure those diamonds with you forever, honey. I love you. I love you, Little Monsters. All the Arianators, you rock."