Ariana and Iggy are the first to reach the record, since Adele in 2012.
Everything is coming up Ariana Grande these days, including a record that hasn’t been topped since 2012. Ariana currently has three songs in the Billboard Top 10 - Break Free at No.4, Problem at No.7 and Jessie J and Nicki Minaj collaboration Bang Bang at No.10 (Ariana is credited as a lead artist on that, so it still counts).
Is Ariana Grande on the fast track to lasting success?
The previous record holder was Adele, with three of her songs in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2012. The songs in question were Set Fire To The Rain at No. 2, Rolling In The Deep, which landed at No. 5 and Someone Like You at No. 7 – the trifecta of songs, which make up every great breakup playlist.
So if we’re still belting “there’s a fiiire, starting in my heart” today, does Ariana Grande’s chart performance bid similar success for the 21-year-old performer? So far, it looks like Ariana is making all the right moves in her transition from Nickelodeon fame to full-on chart domination.
The previous record holder was Adele in 2012.
Grande's Problem collaborator Iggy Azalea has also made it to three simultaneous Hot 100 hits. The Aussie-born rapper is at No.5 as a lead artist on Fancy and at No.7 with Problem, while Black Widow, her song with Rita Ora, is at No.8.