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Ariana Grande’s Career Streams & Sales, From ‘The Way’ to ‘Rain on Me’: Ask Billboard

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Hi @gthot20, June 26 marks the @ArianaGrande’s 27th anniversary. She sets major records in the music industry and is one of the most successful singers currently.

— In celebration of that, can you please update her career sales and streaming totals? #askbillboard pic.twitter.com/y3kRPpQRqq

— Ariana Grande Charts (@chartariana) June 22, 2020

For Ariana Grande’s big day, here’s a present for the Arianators!

Let’s recap the U.S. sales of Grande’s albums and her on-demand most-streamed and top-selling songs (through the week ending June 18), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Album Sales
759,000, My Everything; 615,000, Yours Truly; 429,000, Dangerous Woman; 321,000, Sweetener; 302,000, Thank U, Next; 52,000, Christmas & Chill (EP); 4,000, k bye for now (swt live)

Most-Streamed Songs (on-demand)
1.25 billion, “7 Rings”; 1.2 billion, “Thank U, Next”; 890 million, “Side to Side” (feat. Nicki Minaj); 791 million, “Bang Bang” (with Jessie J & Minaj); 787 million, “No Tears Left to Cry”

681 million, “Into You”; 628 million, “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea); 590 million, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”; 582 million, “God Is a Woman”; 571 million, “Dangerous Woman”

495 million, “Break Free” (feat. Zedd); 465 million, “Love Me Harder” (with The Weeknd); 452 million, “One Last Time”; 444 million, “The Way” (feat. Mac Miller); 416 million, “Breathin”

289 million, “Santa Tell Me”; 280 million, “Focus”; 243 million, “Imagine”; 241 million, “Everyday” (feat. Future); 192 million, “Let Me Love You”

Top-Selling Songs
3.7 million, “Problem”; 3.5 million, “Bang Bang”; 2.4 million, “The Way”; 1.9 million, “Break Free”; 1.3 million, “Love Me Harder”

1.17 million, “Side to Side”; 1.15 million, “Dangerous Woman”; 918,000, “One Last Time”; 792,000, “Into You”; 532,000, “No Tears Left to Cry”

Perhaps Grande’s two latest hits, both of which launched atop the Billboard Hot 100, will work their way into the latter two tallies above. So far, “Stuck With U,” with Justin Bieber, has drawn 88.2 million on-demand U.S. streams and sold 137,000. “Rain on Me,” with Lady Gaga, sports totals of 79.7 million U.S. streams and 98,000 sold to date.

Both collaborations are also in the top 20 of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Rain” jumps 16-12 (up 14% in plays), leapfrogging “Stuck,” which dips from its No. 14 high to No. 16, although with a 1% gain.

“Stuck” and “Rain” drew 65 and 54 plays, respectively, on Pop Songs reporter WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago in the week ending June 21, and assistant program director/music director Erik Bradley says that there’s room for both at the same time. “No worries on that,” he shares.

Grande is actually one of five acts each with two songs currently in the station’s top 15 in the tracking week, joining Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles. “In a perfect scenario, we’d have 15 smashes by 15 artists, but that’s not realistic,” Bradley notes, citing radio’s general avoidance of leaning on any one sound too heavily. “We tend to toss out the standard artist separation preferences and become more concerned with playing hits.”

Grande has collected 15 Pop Songs top 10s, starting with “Problem” (her first of six No. 1s) in June 2014. The sum is the most of any act in that span, ahead of Bieber (12), Taylor Swift (11) and Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd (10 each).

“Two current hits, with Gaga and Justin,” Bradley muses, “She’s strongly on the A-list.”

As for Grande’s 27th, what does she have in common with Whitney Houston’s “Run to You,” Radiohead’s “Creep” and Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”? They all debuted on June 26, 1993; Grande on Earth, and those three hits on the Hot 100.

Here’s a look back at the Hot 100 on that date. (Fittingly, a predecessor diva was at No. 1. And, the name of the act at No. 100? New Born.)

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