Ariana Grande is the second artist in music history to hold the title after The Beatles.
Ariana Grande can now say that she shares a title only ever held by The Beatles and fans are loving it. For the second time in history an artist has simultaneously captured the No. 1, 2, and 3 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Back in 1964, The Beatles were the first to accomplish such a feat with "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist and Shout" and "Do You Want to Know a Secret."
Now, Grande can say that she, too, took over all three spots with her blazing hot singles "Thank U, Next," "7 Rings," and "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored." Also, her latest Republic Records release Thank U, Next reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums. Even with the cultural appropriation controversy swirling around "7 Rings," the track spent its fourth week on the top of the charts, climbing to No. 1. Grande continues to prove through it all that she is a pop powerhouse force to be reckoned with.
Songwriter Savan Kotecha, who has helped pen hits for Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber, worked with Grande on four tracks for Thank U Next. He credits Grande's ability to create songs that fans love with her desire to be an honest, vulnerable artist. "She’s super intelligent. She learns fast. And she’s brave," Kotecha said. "Things have happened in her life, and she could’ve run away from it.[...]We’re in a time when fans want to know about the artists they love. She offers that. After the unfortunate tragedy she’s been through, to be an open book with it, that’s bold." Who do you think will become the third artist to hold this title?