2019 looks set to be another huge year for Ariana Grande. Just a few weeks in, the 25-year-old has returned to Number 1 on the Official Irish Singles Chart with 7 Rings, setting a record for the highest week of combined audio and video streams ever. In the process, she joined Dua Lipa as the only female artists this decade to claim three chart toppers in the space of 12 months. Casual.
To celebrate Ari's fourth Irish Number 1 and her 10th Top 10 hit, we look back at the key points in her Irish chart history.
Ariana's first appearance in the Irish Top 50 was a big one... she went straight in at Number 1. Problem ft. Iggy Azalea dethroned Ella Henderson's Ghost at the top, before Ella returned to the helm. A modest seller overall, Problem was Ireland's 37th biggest seller of 2014.
After she released the Number 9-peaking Break Free later that year, Ariana jumped on Bang Bang, a Jessie J-led single that also featured Nicki Minaj. It was a wise move for Ariana; the balls-to-the-wall anthem would continue her momentum worldwide, growing her profile in Ireland even further. Despite charting lower than Problem, the song was on the chart for 22 weeks longer and sold more units overall, becoming 2014's 30th biggest song.
No Tears Left To Cry
It would be just shy of four years after her first visit to the chart summit that the Floridian would return, although this time it was just as brief a check-in as her first. No Tears Left To Cry may have only secured one week at Number 1, but that's more than she could say in the UK and the US. Overall, NTLTC ended 2018 as Ireland's 10th biggest song of the year, securing 8.94 million streams.
No Tears Left To Cry started Ari's Sweetener campaign in style, and Breathin' continued that good fortune. Breathin' charted higher in Ireland than any other country, reaching Number 5. Overall, the song was played 3.62 million times last year.
thank u, next
Into Ariana's current era, thank u, next managed to kick off a new album cycle even more dramatically than No Tears. Ari's ode to her exes spent six weeks at Number 1 and set the current record for most video streams recorded in a single week. With records being broken left, right and centre, expect Ariana's new album to score impressive debut numbers when it's released on February 8.