Ariana Grande takes the top position on this week’s Official Singles Chart, claiming her seventh UK Number 1 and second in 2020 alone.
Positions – the lead single from her sixth album of the same name – racks up 61,000 chart sales, including 7.6 million streams, to land straight in at Number 1.
All seven of Ariana’s singles have debuted at Number 1 in the UK, meaning she extends her record with the most Number 1 single debuts by a female artist, surpassing Madonna, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Cheryl, who each have five chart-topping debuts. View Ariana Grande's Official UK Chart history here.
With seven Number 1 singles, Ariana finds herself in good company, joining 11 acts with as many chart-toppers. They are: Elton John, George Michael, Jess Glynne, Justin Bieber, Kylie Minogue, McFly, Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah and U2.
Ariana’s Official UK Number 1 singles are:
Problem ft. Iggy Azalea (2014)
Bang Bang with Jessie J, Nicki Minaj (2014)
Thank U, Next (2018)
7 Rings (2019)
Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored (2019)
Rain On Me with Lady Gaga (2020)
Last week’s Number 1, Internet Money’s Lemonade ft. Don Toliver, Gunna and Nav, drops to 2, and KSI is new at Number 3 with Really Love ft. Craig David & Digital Farm Animals. It’s the rapper’s highest-charting single as a lead artist, Craig’s highest in 15 years (since 2005’s All The Way) and a personal best for Digital Farm Animals aka producer Nicholas Gale.
Wes Nelson & Hardy Caprio’s See Nobody continues to reach new heights, up two places to Number 4, and Little Mix are new at Number 8 with Sweet Melody, earning the group a 16th Top 10 hit.
Further down, James Arthur’s Train Wreck – a track from his 2016 album Back From The Edge – vaults 45 places to make its Top 40 debut at Number 24. The track has seen a surge in popularity after going viral on TikTok.
Jax Jones’ latest single I Miss U ft. Au/Ra lifts nine places to Number 30, and two more new releases score a Top 40 debut: Central Cee’s Loading opens at Number 37, the West London rapper’s first ever chart appearance, and Bring Me The Horizon’s Teardrops bows at 39, earning the band a fourth Top 40 hit and their third of 2020.