Ariana Grande is headed for a blockbuster debut on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 with Iggy Azalea-assisted earworm “Problem”. According to Billboard, the sax-tastic jam is on target to sell more than 300,000 copies in its first week. That impressive tally should translate into a top 10 bow — regardless of radio airplay and streaming.
The Max Martin-produced anthem also broke a sales record on Sunday night (April 27) when it reached number one on iTunes in less than an hour. It’s an incredible achievement when you consider that Ariana has only performed the song once (at the Radio Disney Music Awards). “Problem” now looks like a safe bet for number one when the video drops and airplay kicks in.
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