#ArianaGrande Gets ‘#Next’ No. 1 on #Dance #Club #Songs #Chart

by Gordon Murray, billboard.com

Plus, moves for The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini and Bag Raiders.

Ariana Grande earns her fifth No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs chart (dated Jan. 12) with “Thank U, Next” (2-1). The former Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 was remixed by Joe Gauthreaux, Dirty Disco and Dirty Werk, among others.

Since Grande led Dance Club Songs on June 23 with “No Tears Left to Cry,” she has logged the most No. 1s of all artists: four. The only other acts with multiple toppers in that span are Jonas Blue (three) and Sabrina Carpenter (two). Grande’s other No. 1s in that period were “Breathin” (Dec. 8) and “God Is a Woman” (Oct. 13).

Grande first led the list as featured on Nathan Sykes’ “Over and Over Again” in February 2016. Dating to her first charted title, “Baby I” (No. 18, November 2013), she has gathered 15 entries, including eight top 10s. In addition to her five No. 1s, Grande made the top 10 with “Right There” (featuring Big Sean; No. 8, February 2014), “Break Free” (featuring Zedd; No. 3, October 2014) and “Into You” (No. 8, August 2016).

Turning to Dance/Mix Show Airplay, The Chainsmokers sail to their ninth top 10 with “This Feeling,” featuring Kelsea Ballerini, who collects her first (16-7). The track returns to the top 10 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (11-9), where it reached a No. 3 high.

Speaking of Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, Bag Raiders score their first top 10 with “Shooting Stars” (12-10). The track drew 6.9 million U.S. streams (up 20 percent) in the week ending Jan. 3, according to Nielsen Music. “Stars” snags its top 10 spot in its 26th week on the chart; since the list’s April 2013 inception, only four songs have taken longer to crack the top 10: Skrillex’s “Bangarang” (featuring Sirah; 131 weeks, 2015), Avicii’s “Levels” (53 weeks, 2018) and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock; 50 weeks, 2014) and “Sexy and I Know It” (39 weeks, 2015).