Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber land in the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts with their latest collaboration ‘Stuck With U’.

To celebrate, Ariana wrote a heartfelt letter and posted it to her Instagram, “Thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen.  We love so much.  There’s so much to celebrate today.”  

 

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thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen. we love uuuuu so much. there’s so much to celebrate today. however, i would like to say a few things. anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything i do. i’m grateful to sing. grateful to have people who want to listen. grateful to even be here at all. i didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me. my fans are everything to me. i promise i couldn’t ask for another fucking thing. so with this celebration today, i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). they are ride or die motherfuckers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know. sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself. be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all. it’s a blessed position to be in. i’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and i never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and you should feel that way too. congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. even number 3. and thank u to @billboard for this honor. and thank u to everybody who helped us raise a lot of money for a very important cause this week. love u all a lot.

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However, according to rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, he’s claiming Ariana and Justin bought their way to No.1, after his song ‘GOOBA’ came in at No.3 behind Ari and JB. Now Ariana, Justin and their manager Scooter Braun have all fired back at Tekashi.  Ariana addressed the situation in her Instagram post:

“Anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything I do.  I’m grateful to sing.  Grateful to have people who want to listen.  Grateful to even be here at all.  I didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me.  My fans are everything to me.  I promise I couldn’t ask for another f*****g thing.  So with this celebration today, I would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE).  They are ride or die motherf*****s and I thank god every day that I have them in my life.  Not just when they fight for us to win (even when I ask them not to as I  did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know.  Sales count for more than streams.  You can not discredit this as hard as you try.  To anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), I ask you to take a moment to humble yourself.  Be grateful you’re even here.  That people want to listen to you at all.  It’s a blessed position to be in.  I’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and I never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. and you should feel that way too.”

Justin then released his own comment on Insta-Story, “If you’re going to say her name, make sure you say mine because it’s our song.”

 

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On the plus side, Ari and JB along with Drake and Mariah Carey are the ONLY artist in music history to have three songs debut at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

 

While chatting with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Ariana shared, “We just wanted to make something fun that also helps and makes people feel, I think, less alone, or be hopefully somewhat uplifting. I think it’s also a really, literally, isolating time for people mentally. So, we wanted to put music out, because music is the thing that makes people feel good. It’s the thing that speaks most to people’s spirits and we just wanted to lift them.”

 

 

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