Ariana Grande's own fans are boycotting '7 rings' to try to get one of her other singles to No. 1

Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesAriana Grande.
  • Ariana Grande’s biggest fans are boycotting her No. 1 single “7 rings.”
  • The Arianators, as they’re known, created the hashtag #BOYCOTT7RINGS in an attempt to topple the song from No. 1.
  • They’re trying to get her third single from the album, “break up with your girlfriend i’m bored,” to No. 1 instead.
  • If they achieve their goal, Grande will be the first artist to debut three songs from the same album at No. 1.
  • The singer responded to the hashtag saying, “y’all are so insane and funny and i love u.”
  • “7 rings” has been top of Billboard’s Hot 100 for 3 weeks.

Are Ariana Grande’s biggest fans turning against her? Not exactly.

The Arianators, as her fanbase is known, created the hashtag #BOYCOTT7RINGS in an attempt to topple Grande’s single “7 rings” from No. 1.

Why would they do such a thing, you might wonder?

It turns out they’re trying to get Grande’s third single from the album, “break up with your girlfriend i’m bored,” to No. 1 instead.


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“To those who don’t understand why we have to STOP streaming 7 rings,” one fan account explained on Twitter, “buwygfib [‘break up with your girlfriend i’m bored’] NEEDS to debut at #1 to make ariana the only artist in HISTORY to debut 3 songs at #1 [from the same album].

“y’all can go back to streaming 7 rings after break up debuts at #1.”

“omg 7 rings just came on and i skipped so fast,” tweeted another.

https://twitter.com/needynic/status/1095095052727140357?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

Grande responded to the hashtag, saying: “y’all are so insane and funny and i love u. nothings funnier than ‘boycott seven rings’….. i can’t lmao. whatever’s meant to be will be, babies i ain’t goin nowhere.”

“r u OK,” the singer responded to one fan who asked her to tweet the hashtag in solidarity.

“7 rings” has been top of Billboard’s Hot 100 for 3 weeks and the US charts are looking like the tracklist of her whole album. Apple Music said Grande’s “thank u, next” became the streaming service’s biggest day one global pop album and biggest day one global for a female artist.

According to Spotify’s latest data, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” has overtaken “7 rings” in terms of daily plays, however,on iTunes, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit “Shallow” still reigns supreme.

Time will tell whether the boycott achieves its goal.

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