Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's 'Rain on Me' breaks record with No. 1 debut
The pair's new collaboration, "Rain on Me" — an upbeat banger about embracing past trauma — has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Gaga's fifth and Grande's fourth song to reach the chart's top position.
Grande has also broken a record as the only person to have four songs debut at No. 1 on the domestic chart, just two weeks after her Justin Bieber duet "Stuck With U" debuted atop the publication's weekly song ranking, while Gaga has now attained No. 1 singles in three different decades (the '00s, the '10s, and the '20s) — including two that have debuted at No. 1.
Across its first week of release, "Rain on Me" rose to the No. 1 position after tallying 31.4 million streams, commanding an audience of 11.1 million on radio, and moving 72,000 paid digital downloads. Following February's "Stupid Love," the song is the second single from Gaga's new album, Chromatica, which dropped Friday and is tracking to top the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
Previously, Gaga reached the No. 1 spot with "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" — both from her 2008 debut album The Fame — as well as "Born This Way," the lead single from her 2011 album of the same name. It took nearly eight years for Gaga to achieve her next chart-topping single, when "Shallow" — the Oscar-winning soundtrack tune from her hit film A Star Is Born — reached the summit one week after she performed the song alongside her costar and director Bradley Cooper at the 2019 Academy Awards. Grande's past No. 1 hits include 2018's "Thank U, Next," 2019's "7 Rings," and the aforementioned "Stuck With U."
Listen to "Rain on Me" above, and stream Chromatica in full here.