Ariana Grande is on fire with "Problem," the massive lead single from her forthcoming sophomore studio album due for release later this year.
Featuring Iggy Azalea, "Problem" shot straight to no.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and debuted within the top 30 on the Pop Songs chart thanks to sales of 438,000 copies first week.
According to Billboard, that sum gives Grande the distinction of having the best selling opening week for any artist this year and one of the best debuts for a female artist in the history of the Hot 100 chart. The song also debuts at no.1 on the Digital Songs chart.
"A No. 3 debut for "Problem" nabs it a piece of Hot 100 history: it's the highest-ever debut for a collaboration of only female soloists. It bests the No. 13 (Super Bowl-aided) debut of Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I. A. (Feb. 18, 2012). ("Problem" is the top starter of 2014 and highest since Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna, also began at No. 3 on the Nov. 16, 2013 chart.)," reports Billboard. ""Problem" earns the eighth-largest debut ever for a download, as it starts at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 438,000 sold. It's also the biggest arrival for a song this year, and the best sum since Katy Perry's "Roar" debuted with 557,000 (Aug. 31, 2013). "Problem" additionally splashes onto Streaming Songs at No. 9 (4.4 million), while just missing entering Radio Songs (24 million)."
"Problem" debuted at no.28 on the Pop Songs chart. It has also debuted at no. 24 on the Rhythmic Songs chart.