Ariana Grande’s ‘We Can’t Be Friends’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Ariana Grande’s “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the pop superstar’s ninth career leader on the list.

The song is the second single from Grande’s seventh LP, Eternal Sunshine, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week, in terms of equivalent album units earned, of 2024. “Yes, And?,” the lead single from the set, released on Republic Records, premiered at the summit in January.


Plus, as Grande wrote and produced “We Can’t Be Friends” with Max Martin and ILYA (and solely penned its lyrics), Martin extends his record for the most Hot 100 No. 1s among producers – 25 – in the chart’s history. He also surpasses John Lennon for the second-most leaders among writers – 27 – after only Paul McCartney’s 32.

Additionally in the Hot 100’s top 10, 4Batz and featured artist Drake bound from No. 61 to No. 7 with “Act II: Date @ 8,” following the release of its remix with Drake. 4Batz scores his first top 10, while Drake adds his record-extending 77th.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated March 23, 2024) will update on tomorrow, March 19. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

“We Can’t Be Friends” becomes the 1,166th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 65-year archives, and the 76th to debut at the summit.

Here’s a look at its coronation, as well as the rest of the latest Hot 100’s top 10.

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