Most songs to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100
Ariana Grande
5 total number
United States ()

Ariana Grande (USA) has achieved five No.1 debuts on the US Hot 100 singles chart: “thank u, next” (17 November 2018), “7 rings” (2 February 2019), “Stuck with U” (feat. Justin Bieber; 23 May 2020), “Rain on Me” (Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande; 6 June 2020) and “Positions” (7 November 2020).

As of 23 January 2021, Mariah Carey (1995-97), Drake (2018-20), Justin Bieber (2015-20), Travis Scott (2019-20) and Taylor Swift (2014-20) had all debuted at No.1 with three tracks, while Britney Spears (2009-11), Lady Gaga (2011-20) and BTS (2020) had all done it twice.

The first track to debut at No.1 on the Hot 100 was Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone” on 2 September 1995. In total, 48 songs have entered the chart at No.1 (10 in the 1990s, 5 in the 2000s, 20 in the 2010s and 13 so far in the 2020s – including a record 12 in 2020 alone. The most recent No.1 debut was Olivia Rodrigo’s viral hit “Drivers License” on 23 January 2021.