Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 – Billboard
The song sparks Hot 100 history for both superstars.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande‘s new duet “Rain on Me” storms onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at No. 1. Gaga achieves her fifth Hot 100 leader and Grande earns her fourth, among other honors for each star.
The duet was released to digital service providers for streaming and purchase at midnight EST Friday, May 22, while its official video premiered that afternoon. The song is the second single from Gaga’s album Chromatica, which arrived Friday, May 29; first single “Stupid Love” debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 in March.
Here is a rundown of the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data.
“Rain” is the 1,103rd No. 1 in the Hot 100’s nearly 62-year history, and the 39th to debut in the top spot.
Here is a more in-depth look at the song’s Hot 100 coronation.
No. 1 in sales: “Rain” rockets onto the Digital Song Sales chart with 72,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 28.
The song was on sale in four physical/digital combination offerings during the tracking week. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a