Ariana Grande made Billboard chart history earlier today, but at first, she thought it was a joke.
On Instagram, the singer shared her reaction to the news that she’d become the first artist to be #1, #2 and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously since The Beatles did it in 1964.
“i laughed when i saw this bc i thought y’all edited it,” she wrote, captioning a screenshot of the Billboard chart. “…i thought this was a joke when i saw it i’m not kidding.”
“thank u from the bottom of my heart. for so many reasons,” she continued. “first time since the beatles huh (and first time for a solo artist?). that’s wild.”
Ariana concluded, “i cant believe this is real. thanks for making history w ya girl today. and for making me feel loved. bye crying.”
In another post, she included her grandmother’s hilarious reaction: “Nonna just facetimed me and screamed ‘ANYTHING ELSE U WANNA DO?’”
Ari’s “7 Rings” is #1 for a fourth week, followed by “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored,” at #2 and “thank u, next” at #3, up from #7. All three songs are from Ari’s new album Thank U, Next, which also debuted at #1 this week.
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