Nothing But Music: Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings debuts at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.
She wanted it, she got it! Ariana Grande lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with 7 Rings.
Grande’s latest release from her forthcoming album thank u, next (released Feb. 8) posts an opening week combined sales figure of 126,000, split between 15,000 downloads and 16.9 million streams, setting a new UK chart record for the most streams of a song in a week.
7 Rings is also Ariana’s biggest opening week for a single in the UK, surpassing 2014’s Problem, which tallied 113,000 combined sales in its first week.
It’s also the first single to achieve over 100,000 combined sales in a week since June 2017, when Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water landed at Number 1 with a week 1 figure of 170,000.
7 Rings is Grande’s fourth single to reach Number 1 in the UK, following Problem ft. Iggy Azalea (2014), Bang Bang with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (2014) and thank u, next (2018).
The star outperforms her closest competitor this week by almost double, with Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho dropping a place to 2, while Sam Smith & Normani’s Dancing With A Stranger hops up one place to 3.
Calvin Harris nets his 22nd Top 5 single as Giants with Rag’n’Bone Man lifts two places to Number 5, and a new remix of Gun Lean from Russ featuring Taze, LD, Digga D, Ms Banks & Lethal Bizzle sees the track rocket 25 places to Number 9.
London singer Mabel narrowly misses out on the Top 10 but makes a strong debut nonetheless at 11 with Don’t Call Me Up, Hackney collective NSG hit a new peak with Options, up two to 12, and Someone You Loved by rising star Lewis Capaldi is shaping up to be his big breakthrough hit, zooming 16 places to 13.
Rounding off this week’s new entries is London rapper AJ Tracey, who takes out his third Top 40 appearance with Psych Out at 27.
Meanwhile The Greatest Showman extends its run at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart to a 28th week, outperforming its closest competitor by 2:1.