John Legend Earns First No. 1 on Hot 100, Ariana Grande Debuts at No. 3

John Legend

A decade after making his debut, John Legend has earned the first No. 1 hit of his career with “All of Me.”

The R&B crooner dethrones Pharrell’s “Happy” after 10 weeks to take the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The piano ballad appears on his album Love in the Future, which was released in August.

“All of Me” reaches the top in its 30th week, marking the third-longest climb to No. 1 in the chart’s 55-year history. Legend’s previous bests were 2005′s “Ordinary People” and 2008′s “Green Light” featuring André 3000, which both peaked at No. 24.

“#1!!!!!!!! Thank you!!” tweeted a grateful Legend.

Ariana Grande makes a big debut this week, rocketing onto the chart at No. 3 with “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. She previously peaked at No. 9 with her debut single “The Way” featuring Mac Miller.

Her Aussie collaborator Iggy has two songs in the top 5. Her Charli XCX-assisted single “Fancy” off her debut The New Classic jumps 7-4, making her the third female artist to place her first two Hot 100 hits in the top five simultaneously.

Five years after his death, Michael Jackson returns to the Hot 100 with “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake. The first single off his posthumous album Xscape debuts at No. 20, selling 80,000 downloads after only three days on sale.



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37 Comments

  1. xoxo

    damn Iggy! 2 top 5 hits in the same week…I never thought this would happen! nicki who?? lol

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    Frijoles refritos Reply:

    @xoxo, nicki minaj that’s who….. And great job iggy hopefully This’ll help your album get to 60,000 copies sold.

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    EveRyder Reply:

    @Frijoles refritos, umm she crossed that this week. Her album sales r sitting at 75k now.

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    Swaybeezy Reply:

    @Frijoles refritos, oh the shaaaade!!! Lmao

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    Marv'IAm Reply:

    @xoxo, stop comparing Nicki and Iggy please! They are differents artists! I love both but in my opinion Nicki is a better rapper… TNC sales and hype were pure mess compared to Pink Friday… I’m not hating cuz, as I said, I love Iggy too but please stop trying to compare them!

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    12 Reply:

    @Marv’IAm, album sales don’t determine talent

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @12, Iggy is not talented, so you’re saying this because?

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    Andy Reply:

    @12, well if we are talking about talent then Iggy…. LOL

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    Marv'IAm Reply:

    @12, man, Nicki is like 100 times more talented than Iggy… Iggy has just that appeal… She’s good though but not as good as Nicki…

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    Mr Whyte Reply:

    @Marv’IAm, KIM IS BETTER THAN THEM BOTH!!!

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @xoxo, nicki minaj..the chick with multi platinum singles and top 5 hits out the ass (since you’re counting guest appearances) and actual album sales back it up. you mad? iggy flopped

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    lmaoAtHaters Reply:

    @K.I.N.G, Nicki is now old….make way for the young bitches just like she used to say before she hit her 30s

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @lmaoAtHaters, nicki is in her early 30′s dumbass, and i’m sure she would drop the mic if there were a worthy successor anywhere in sight. all these girls flopping, she ain’t leaving the game to them lolol

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  2. SpeakingDaTruth

    Congrats to ALL of them!

    Sidenote: People need to STOP pinning these female artists against each other.

    Iggy already admitted Nicki paved the way for her, so I don’t see the problem.

    The fact that Nicki finally has some competition is GREAT!

    We should celebrate that fact that BOTH Nicky and Iggy are making it possible for other up-and-coming female rappers.

    YES I said BOTH Nicki and Iggy.

    Iggy’s album sales might not match Nicki’s, but it does not mean she won’t reach them in the future.

    Look at John, TEN years in the game, in he FINALLY scored a #1 Hot 100 entry!

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    Marv'IAm Reply:

    @SpeakingDaTruth, Man, I agree with every single sentence you wrote! People just have to stop comparing Nicki and Iggy! They are both great rappers! I mean, everybody loves Eminem, 50Cent and Kanye West, and Jay-z without comparing them! They are all in the game killing it! Nicki and Iggy can be in the game also killing it without being compared!

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    SpeakinDaTruth Reply:

    @Marv’IAm, exactly! There’s always room for other talented artists. “Fancy” is only at #4 and it already has these stan bases knocking down her success. She’s going to have them going CRAZY when it goes #1 in 2 weeks.

    Then they’re going to call her a “singles” artist, a “flop” that doesn’t sell albums, etc.

    BUT they don’t dare bring up the fact that Nicki had to sellout and go POP with “Superbass” and “Starships” to get that #3 and #5 hit.

    What makes “Fancy” less Pop and more Rap, is the Hip-Hop elements in the production and the fact that she had an actual vocalist on the hook.

    Can’t say the same for “Superbass” and “Starships” where the production sounds like leftovers from Britney Spears and Lady Gaga’s albums.

    No shade to Nicki because I bought both albums, but it’s the truth. “Superbass” and “Starships” are PURE Pop songs.

    But regardless of chart, or single success, I’m glad these women are doing their thing!

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    Marv'IAm Reply:

    @SpeakinDaTruth, Yep! I hope they’ll both have success with TNC for I-G-G-Y and The Pink Print for Nicki! I’ve got all Nicki albums and Iggy’s The New Classic too!

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    Go Iggy Reply:

    @SpeakinDaTruth, Absolutely, Nicki Minaj had to do what Iggy is doing as a “natural” white woman. Go Iggy!

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    Ashton Reply:

    @SpeakinDaTruth, it’s weird though, because Super Bass is way more hood than any Iggy song, and it has a pop chorus and production…the lyrics speak for themselves. And don’t even shade Nicki. Kanye made auto-tuned pop influenced songs too so…

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @SpeakinDaTruth, You’re undermining pop records then? lol Close minded much? Nicki has openly admitted to being just as much into pop as hip hop, so it really doesn’t matter which were her hits. You’re throwing shade because this girl flopped.

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    ... Reply:

    @SpeakingDaTruth, This might be the realest comment I’ve read on here. I see NO lies.

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    Andy Reply:

    @SpeakingDaTruth, YASSS BISH!!! Welcome to the Loyalty, Iggy :)

    For real… Iggy deserves all the succeed she is having. All them other females can GTFO, Iggy is actually doing something.

    “Tell ‘em give a bad bitch her proper due
    What they say ain’t never what they gon’ do”

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    SpeakinDaTruth Reply:

    @Andy, haha! You know it!

    Read my new post, up 2 spaces above this one and tell me that ain’t the truth?!

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  3. Kyle

    We would all be lying if we said that John Legend didn’t deserve it. He is so talented and it’s nice to see him achieve the success he deserves. Way to go!!! As far as Iggy goes, “Fancy” is such a catchy song. I wouldn’t be surprised if that song keeps climbing.

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  4. coolness

    Yass Papa John! I’m really proud of him! At this point, I’m kinda over the song but it’s an amazing feat nonetheless. Like, when was the last time a ballad by a black artist went to #1? 10 years in the game and finally getting some shine :)

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  5. EveRyder

    Yassssss Congratz John!! Well deserved and welcome to the #1 club. Awesome job Ariana and especially Iggy for proven ur haters wrong. U r making ur mark in the hip hop world and keep doing ur thang as missy e. told u.

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  6. Speechless

    If Iggy, in any way, climbs higher than #3 than you barbs better prepare for a Kenya Moore dragging.

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @Speechless, Why? I suppose that’s all y’all can hope for is chart success, seeing as her album went wood lmao

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    KENBARBUK Reply:

    @Speechless,

    Anyway Sales>Peak

    We’ll see if they’ll match up to Nickis

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    Congrats to the Top 5

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  7. Darlan

    congraaats John !! Ariana #1 and Iggy #2 next week tho

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  8. Go Iggy

    So Iggy tied with Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass. Excellent. Nicki’s features with Brittany and Madonna did not help them on the charts at all. Go Iggy!

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @Go Iggy, That’s because those were washed up artists, and I can assure you problem charted due to that girl’s incredible voice and not iggy’s trash rapping

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  9. Go Iggy

    Remember when Nicki Minaj said, “Competition. Oh yes I would love some.” Well, she has it now. Eff the sales numbers. When Iggy gets a broader fan base (cos black people don’t want to recognize her as a rap artist), her numbers will increase.

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @Go Iggy, delusional. nicki got competition when this girl’s album bricked? okay lol you realize ppl consider nicki’s last album a flop and it’s well over gold? ppl have higher expectations for nicki. this flop was expected lolol

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  10. MARIE

    WOW!!! isn’t this amazing….After only 3 days Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake sold over 80,000 copies. Real music is timeless.

    Michael Jackson has had a top 40 in the 70s 80s 90s 00′s and now the 10′s. King of Music.

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  11. BEDSTUYFLY

    Congrats to John Legend. That’s major for R&B.

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  12. Sarah

    iggy is doing AMAZING!

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