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Ariana Grande Reacts to Having the No. 1 Song & Album: ‘Impossible to Put Into Words’

The sun is definitely shining down on Ariana Grande, who this week has both the No. 1 song and album in the United States with “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Eternal Sunshine starting atop the Billboard 200.

In a heartfelt Instagram post Monday (March 18), the 30-year-old pop star shared the warmth with her fans while expressing gratitude for the simultaneous feats. “i know i have been posting so much (i feel self conscious about that / also would like to keep going / thanking / celebrating !),” the singer began, captioning a compilation video of moments from Eternal Sunshine‘s release week. “but i just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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Featuring footage from her “We Can’t Be Friends” music video shoot as well as a shot of her performing on Saturday Night Live earlier this month, Grande’s clip notes that the single debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 — something that was announced just a few hours prior to her post. It also mentions Eternal Sunshine‘s position on the Billboard 200, where the album now reigns in the top spot in its first week on the chart.

“We Can’t Be Friends” is also the No. 1 song in the world this week, premiering at the top of the Billboard Global 200.

“it’s impossible to put into words what i’ve been feeling this week,” the vocalist continued. “this album is most special to me for many reasons and just holds so much. sharing it has re-opened a lot of little and big feelings alike and it has been an emotional week in many ways !… but your overwhelmingly loving response to it all has made me feel such joyful, human connection and comfort.”

“just wanted to say i love and appreciate you all more than one can say and thank you again,” she added. “it is, as it always has been, my greatest honor to grow with you … let us promise to keep going !”

With “We Can’t Be Friends,” Grande earns her seventh No. 1 debut — surpassing Taylor Swift for the most among women — and her ninth Hot 100-topping single total. Eternal Sunshine also marks her sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, opening with 227,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 14, according to Luminate.

The Grammy winner isn’t the only person in her family making chart history this week: Her grandmother, who’s credited as Nonna on Eternal Sunshine‘s “Ordinary Things,” just became the oldest living person to chart on the Hot 100 at 98 years old, with the album closer debuting at No. 55 on the ranking.

See Grande’s post below.

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