Ariana Grande becomes first artist to reach No. 1 on British charts for sales and streams

By Kelly Moreno,

Ariana Grande has become the first artist to reach No. 1 on the UK Official chart for sales and streaming.

The singer's single, “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, debuted at No. 1, with Ella Henderson's “Ghost” at No. 2, reports The Daily Mail.

Upon learning the news today, she tweeted, "thank u so much UK, just heard the news today.... love u more than words."

According to BBC, to abide by the new rules, tracks must be played for 30 seconds to count as one stream, and they must be streamed 100 times to count as one sale. Grande and Azalea's “Problem” achieved 106,000 sales and 712,000 streams, making that 113,000 chart sales.

Grande has recently had to clear her schedule to be by her sick grandfather's side in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida. She took to Twitter to once again express her love for her fans and lamented not being able to be there.

“I so wish I could be there to celebrate. I'm sorry I had to cancel my trip given the circumstances. I love you so much.”

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