“Rain on Me” might launch as Gaga’s fifth No. 1 and Grande’s fourth.
The duet was launched to digital service suppliers for streaming and buy at midnight ET Friday, Could 22, whereas its official video premiered that afternoon. The tune is the second single from Gaga’s album Chromatica, which arrived today (Could 29); first single “Silly Love” debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Sizzling 100 in March.
The Sizzling 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital gross sales knowledge.
In response to projections primarily based on business forecasts and constructing Nielsen Music/MRC Information figures, “Rain” might draw over 25 million U.S. streams and eight million in radio airplay viewers and promote over 50,000 in its first full monitoring week.
The tune is aiming to dethrone Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” that includes Beyoncé, after the latter ascended to No. 1 on the Could 30-dated Sizzling 100.
Notably, if “Rain” opens atop the Sizzling 100, it might mark the primary occasion of an all-female collaboration supplanting one other. It could moreover grow to be the third such No. 1 in 4 weeks, after “Savage” and Doja Cat’s “Say So,” that includes Nicki Minaj (Could 16). Within the Sizzling 100’s practically 62-year historical past previous to “Say So,” simply 5 songs solely by a number of solo girls reigned.
Grande, in the meantime, would earn not solely her fourth Sizzling 100 No. 1, however would grow to be the primary artist with 4 No. 1 debuts, as her first three leaders have all opened atop the tally: “Thank U, Subsequent” (November 2018), “7 Rings” (February 2019) and “Caught With U,” with Justin Bieber, two weeks in the past (Could 23). Grande, Bieber, Mariah Carey and Drake presently share the document with three No. 1 debuts every.
A No. 1 launch for “Rain” on the Sizzling 100 would earn Gaga her fifth chief and second chart-topping entrance, following “Born This Approach” in February 2011. With such a begin, she would declare the mark for the longest span of No. 1 debuts: 9 years, three months and one week.
The highest 10 of the June 6-dated Sizzling 100 is scheduled to be revealed Monday (June 1), with all charts updating on Billboard.com Tuesday (June 2).