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The Ultimate Guide: Getting Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande’s ‘Yes And’ Remix to Number One

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Yesterday, straight from the horse’s mouth, the news reached us loud and clear: Ariana Grande’s “Yes And” remix is dropping tonight at the stroke of midnight, and guess who’s on it? None other than Mariah Carey herself. In a celebratory gesture, both artists have already swapped out their Instagram icons for the iconic eye that fronts the remix.

Ariana took to her Instagram to express, “thank you from the bottom of my heart for this dream come true and for sprinkling your brilliance and magic on my little song @mariahcarey.” In response, the legenCarey replied, “Darling angel, I am so effing excited to be joining you on the yes, and? remix!! This is such a magical moment!! Love you ❤️ MC.”

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At the onset of Ariana’s career, numerous comparisons arose between her and the legendary Mariah Carey, largely due to their expansive vocal ranges. Ariana has repeatedly emphasized her desire to avoid such comparisons, while Mariah bluntly stated in an interview, “don’t compare me to nobody.” This exchange left many wondering if it signaled the start of a potential diva feud.

Yet, in 2020, Mariah astounded the world by enlisting Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson for a rendition of “Oh Santa!”. This move naturally sparked speculation about whether Mariah would reciprocate the collaboration in any of Ariana’s hits. Now, four years later, the moment has arrived at last. What’s more, it comes on a dance track that has already claimed the top spot on both the Billboard and Spotify charts.

Chart-Topping Tactics: How to Propel ‘Yes And’ Remix to Number One

Ariana Grande unveiled her lead single “yes and?” from her forthcoming album “Eternal Sunshine” on January 12, 2024. The track quickly ascended to the pinnacle of the charts, claiming top positions on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify Global Top 50. However, after four weeks following its chart-topping debut, the song has slipped to number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The question arises: Can we propel it back to number one?

Remix Accounting

First, let’s delve into the intricacies of Remix charting protocol: According to Billboard’s regulations for remixes, a version must constitute more than 50% of the chart points to receive credit. Given that “yes and?” is presently accruing roughly 3 million streams daily on Spotify alone worldwide (564 thousand in the US), the remix would need to surpass this threshold to chart as the remixed version. Taking into account potential physical and single sales, each physical or digital single contributes 150 streams, potentially reducing the requisite number.

Yet we still have to keep in mind the video: Youtube streams for the original video are garnering in 500 thousand views daily worldwide. Whether we’ll get a remix video to counteract this is uncertain.

Streaming

Streaming is a simple concept. If you’re in the US, your streams contribute to the Billboard Hot 100. For those outside the US, streams contribute to the Billboard Global 200. Moreover, streaming helps boost the remix’s performance on streaming platform charts, increasing visibility and attracting more listeners. So, no matter where you are, keep streaming. Perhaps now is the perfect time to utilize Spotify’s feature that automatically skips a song every 35 seconds while you sleep.

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Physical Sales

Physical sales, ah, the classic CD. Though a vinyl single would have been preferable, the CD single is currently priced at $1.99 for US shoppers on Ariana Grande’s website—a steal. However, you have the option to switch to your local merchant via the website. Prices are slightly higher outside the US, but we hope shipping options are more accommodating.

If they aren’t available in your area, or you just want to support Mariah with a US sale, you can buy it via the US website at 1.99 and send it to a US dropbox such as stackry, who will then ship to you wherever you are.

Or if you’re planning on going to the US anytime soon, send it to a trustworthy lamb and we’re sure they’ll be happy to send it to you once you’re in the US.

Digital Sales

As soon as the clock strikes midnight, you can download the single from iTunes or the Amazon store. However, these downloads don’t contribute to the Global 100 if you’re outside the US – but they do contribute to the Billboard Global 200. If you’re outside the US and wish for your download to be considered American, there are two options:

  • iTunes: To change your store’s country, navigate to the bottom icon—a flag. Once you switch your App Store country, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can assist you in accessing downloaded apps that might not be accessible in your current location. Numerous VPNs are available, and you can explore a list here.
  • Amazon: Perhaps the simplest method. If you wish for the download to be credited to the US, simply visit amazon.com, adjust the shipping address to an American one (any will suffice), and proceed to download the MP3 from the website.

Whatever action you take, make sure to show your support for this highly anticipated release. Clearly, the remix’s peak week is set for February 16-22, so if you concentrate all your efforts during this period, we might just have a shot at reaching number one, somewhere. If you have any other platforms or mechanisms in mind that could help elevate this song, please share them by leaving a comment below. See you all at midnight.

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