"Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande
G enre is dead; all hail the new masters of global, category-defying hits from artists old and new. Rendered in minimalist, twanging piano chords and tightly-wound vocals, it swings from breathy devastation to high notes of carefully controlled keening. It also marks her return after nearly three years of absence from music, foreshadowing a new openness in work to come. While California hip-hop has witnessed a fearsome revival over the last few years, its community was struck by tragedy when Nipsey Hussle, one of its titans and fiercest advocates, was shot dead in Crenshaw in March. The song distills reggaeton to its purest composite parts, with Guaynaa locking into an infectious flow and gliding over the complicated syllables with the ease of an Olympic skier.
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Subscriber Account active since. The Billboard Hot is roundly recognized as the music industry's most reliable measure of song popularity. To score a No. Mariah Carey added to that historic number when her classic holiday single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," topped the chart for the first time since its release in
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each song's weekly physical and digital sales , as well as the amount of airplay received on American radio stations and streaming on online digital music outlets. During , fifteen singles reached number one on the Hot ; a sixteenth single, " Thank U, Next " by Ariana Grande , began its run at number one in November