UPDATE: Feb. 19, 2019, 9:46 a.m. PST This story has been updated to reflect Ariana Grande’s priceless reactions to the news via Twitter.
Thank U, Next isn’t just dominating your playlist — it’s making music history.
According to Billboard, the success of Ariana Grande’s latest album earns her a number of major industry accolades. The most notable? By claiming the top three slots of this week’s Billboard Hot 100, Grande has achieved a triumph last held by The Beatles in 1964.
“7 Rings” comes in at No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week as “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” and “Thank U, Next” round out the trio.
When The Beatles achieved the same victory, their top three hits included the still-iconic “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Do You Want to Know A Secret.” So yes, this is freaking major.
Considering Grande is only the second act to achieve this victory, she is also snagging the titles of first solo artist and first female artist ever to do so.
Grande reacted to the news by first tweeting out, “wait what.” She then followed up with a quick “what the fuck is going on.”
Then the pop icon elaborated, explaining she at first thought the announcement was part of a fan-fed hoax.
i laughed when i saw this bc i thought y’all edited it. thank u from the bottom of my heart. for so many reasons. first time since the beatles huh. that’s wild. i thought this was a joke when i saw it i’m not kidding. i love u. so much. always have n will. thank u for everything. https://t.co/133Fp690fT
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 19, 2019
We stan a grateful and overwhelmed queen. Oh, and one more record Grande grabbed this week? Most Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist, also reported by Billboard.
Grande’s 11 Top 40 tracks are besting the record set by Cardi B last April, whose album Invasion of Privacy rocked nine Top 40 hits.
TL;DR Girl is pretty freaking “successful.” Yes, that song is from Sweetener. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy!