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Ariana Grande is first artist to reach musical milestone set by The Beatles in 1964

Ariana Grande performs June 2, 2018, at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande performs June 2, 2018, at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
By Gina Salamone New York Daily News

Singer Ariana Grande is the first artist since The Beatles to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at the same time.

The songs, all from her new album “Thank U, Next” that was released earlier this month, are “7 Rings” in the No. 1 spot, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” at No. 2, and the record’s title track at No. 3.

The pop star is only the second artist ever to score the top three songs during the same week in the Hot 100’s 60-year history, according to Billboard.

The Beatles held the top trio for five weeks in March and April of 1964, and monopolized the entire top five on the April 4, 1964 chart. That week, the Fab Four’s hits, from No. 1 to No. 5, were “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” and “Please Please Me.”

The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” came in at No. 31 that week, while “Do You Want To Know A Secret” ranked No. 46, and “All My Loving” showed up in the No. 58 spot.

Grande won her first Grammy earlier this month, scoring Best Pop Vocal Album for 2018’s “Sweetener.” She wasn’t in-house to pick it up though, reportedly opting to skip the ceremony over creative differences with a show producer over what she should sing.

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