BTS Smashes a Streaming Milestone, Ariana Grande Drops ‘Thank U, Next’ & More! | TRL Power Ranking

BTS Smashes a Streaming Milestone, Ariana Grande Drops ‘Thank U, Next’ & More! | TRL Power Ranking

October 27, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


It is Friday, of course, Jamila,
and every Friday we have the power rankings
we’re going to get into. So the show must go on.
Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s
TRL power rankings. Yes. Let’s dive right in.
At number five, the Spice Girls. Are you ready
to spice up your life? Oh, I am trying to get
a little spicy. I think that
you’re right about that. Now, they were trending
on Twitter all day Monday, after announcing
their new tour across the UK. Google searches, believe this?
Spice girls up 450%. Ooh. Just incredible. Now Posh Spice,
aka Victoria Beckham, not joining the girls on tours, and people very upset
about this. Yep. But Victoria, she wished them
good luck in an Instagram post, that got 1.2 million
likes and counting. Incredible. Victoria showed them
some love on Instagram, so you know
it’s no bad beef. What I think
the smart money move is, is that if Victoria says,
you know what, “I’m going to make
an appearance on the tour. I might not do the full tour
with you guys, but I’m gonna pop out
on a city,” and I definitely think
that she’ll do that. Yeah.
I will look forward to it. All right, coming in
at number four this week, is Camila Cabello. She just dominated
the EMAs over in Europe. Walked away the most decorated
artist of the night. Four trophies.
We’re talking best song- Okay. … best video, the best US act,
and then she doubled it all up, best artist overall.
And it wasn’t just … it weren’t light weights
she was going up against. Nope.
Cardi B she beat out. Yes. Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, and Post Malone were
all up for that honor. Wow.
She took it home. Jamila, she has had such
an amazing couple of years. I mean, even thinking
back to the VMAs in August here in New York City.
Amazing. She left Fifth Harmony
though, December 2016. Are you shocked at all
by how successful she’s been? I mean, Kev, I don’t think
anyone is shocked. Look, like you said,
she left Fifth Harmony in 2016, and hey, from that point,
it was all eyes on her. Last year, as we know, she had
one of the biggest records out, with Havana, and then she went ahead and
dropped her debut album, Camila, which she received
glowing reviews. Way, way, way,
way more than she did, when she was with Fifth Harmony. I think it’s a no-brainer that
she’s better as a solo artist. And to be honest,
you literally just listed every single reason why
she’s better as a solo artist. Well, you know
the number one album is, you talked about it,
Camila Cabello, that is self titled,
our number one single, Havana. If you listen lyrics
on that song, he took me back to east Atlanta. Eh, I see what- Maybe she’s talking
about Adam Levine, because Adam Levine and Maroon 5
are headed to Atlanta. They come in at number three.
They’re going to be performing at the Superbowl
halftime show next year. And they are reigning
for a seventh consecutive week on top the Billboard Hot 100 with their single
with Cardi B, Girls Like You. This is the longest time,
imagine this, at number one by a group since their own
2012 hit, One More Night. I mean, that is quite
the flex for Maroon 5. Breaking their own
chart records. A throw back flex,
because it’s not like it’s not like it happened
last year, okay? We’re talking about a six
year span there, all right? And don’t forget
that Maroon 5 is this year’s Superbowl
halftime show. How do you feel about that? Despite how some people feel,
now you know how I feel. I definitely think that it
should be something current. It should be something
of the wave, of the time. Yet, in my heart,
I’m a Maroon 5 fan, so I definitely believe
that they have hits, and I have to remember the
Superbowl isn’t just about me. There’s millions of fans,
and so I definitely think that the NFL
will make their decision. So we’re going to go ahead
and move on to number two. It is BTS. Now, they became
the first K-pop group to exceed a billion streams
on Apple Music, which is pretty impressive. Now, they also performed
with Charlie Puth at the 2018 MGAs
in South Korea. Now, that performance
already garnered 2.7 million views
on YouTube. And their new single,
Waste It On Me, debuted at number 89
on the Hot 100, and has already garnered
15 million views on YouTube. It’s amazing. So they are pretty
much killing it. Now Kevan, I know those are
your boys, those are your guys, and you’re one step closer
to being a part of the group. But I have to ask, can we expect more
English songs from this group? Short answer, probably yes. Okay. I think the bigger thing to talk
about though is that, BTS just dropped … I mean, for instance, they just
dropped two Japanese songs ahead of their Japanese leg of
their Love Yourself world tour. This is a group
with their eye on the globe, and they’re amazing at
incorporating not just America, where they’ve had
tremendous success, but really everywhere. I mean, they’re on
a world tour now, dominating here,
dominating the UK. When you think about 40,000
plus seats sold at Citi Field up in Queens,
where the Mets play, of course. Yes. Sold that out. Sold out
Love Yourself US tour. They’ve had two number
one albums on the Billboard, 200 this year. And of course, that top
10 hit on the Hot 100. Super rare for anyone,
a world artist like them, with Fake
Love earlier this year. I think they’re here and I think
they’re here to stay. I do too. Now, Kev,
brace yourself, right? Listen.
Brace yourself at home, because it is
that time to shine. We’re about to get
into our number one spot, and that belongs to none other
than the artist with the high ponytail
and higher standards. You know who
I’m talking about? I know who you’re talking about. That’s Miss Ariana Grande,
who’s had a hell of a week. Yes, it has been lit,
and her new single, Thank U, Next, hit number
one on Genius, YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify’s US
and global charts. Hey, and she’s also announced that her upcoming album
will also be titled, Thank U, Next.
And hey, that could mean, thank you and next,
you know what I mean? Next boyfriend, who knows. With all that being said, Kev,
I gotta ask you which of her accomplishments
is most impressive? There’s really …
I don’t know if I can pick just one,
so let’s just run through them. Okay, let’s do it. We’re talking about the Breathin
music video coming out this week.
That’s off of Sweetener, an entirely different album
than Thank U, Next. Yes.
It dropped in August, number one album
on the Billboard 200. The work ethic
we’re seeing from Arianna, is absolutely incredible. And then you think about
how personal she’s getting on Thank U, Next.
She is naming names. She sort of alluded
to hardships in the past … you know, over the past 12
to 18 months on songs like No Tears Left To Cry.
Yes. But she really is
getting specific, and she’s so confident
and strong in the vulnerability
she’s showing. And then, what I think
is very impressive, looking forward to next week, that throne on top
of the Hot 100. I’m sorry, Adam.
I’m looking at him. It’s for the taking right now, and I think Ariana’s
going to do. This is aiming right now
for a number one debut on top of the Billboard
Hot 100 for Thank U, Next. Just incredible from Ariana. She’s sitting pretty,
pretty at number one, and it doesn’t look like
she plans on moving. All right, TRL fam, that is our
total rankings for this week. Now, Kev.
Mm-hmm (affirmative). You know I got to ask you,
brother. Who do you think got snubbed
this week for our top five list? That’s a good question.
I think I’m going to go in a little bit of a different
direction that I’ve been going. Okay. I’ve been talking about
a well known artists. My first pick a couple
of weeks ago, Travis Scott. Last-
You were on point with that one. Right? I’m not just saying. Then last week,
I talked about buzztin, Justin Bieber
with the new hairdo. Yes, the Biebs. How about a newcomer, an M –
Pop superstar, another world artist like BTS,
Lay Zhang. Now I got to host his first
ever US fan event in the US. Okay. Actually, right beneath us, outside MTV studios
at the PlayStation Theater. Take a look at this scene. I mean,
this is like pandemonium. I was trying to get home
after the event, these poor cars on 44th Street,
right here in Times Square, couldn’t even get through.
It was gridlock. That was for him? I was over at Carmine’s,
and it was crazy. You couldn’t get out
of the restaurant. Wow. This is the power of Lay Zhang. He’s got a great album
out right now, named Namanana. It’s inspired by of all things,
you’ll like this, Hakuna Matata
from the Lion King. Is it because my last name
is Mustafa? You know what? We gotta ask Lay. But hey, I do love it.
It means no worries, and he’s definitely not worrying
about anything right now. All right Jamila, I’ve got
to return your serve. Who is your honorable
mention this week? All right Kev,
you ready for this? I’m ready. All right, so my
honorable mention this week goes to my boy,
Lil Baby. Now if you’re not
hip to him yet, he’s had an outstanding year. This year, he got a chance
to collaborate with Drake on a track called,
Yes Indeed. Currently he’s sitting
at the number eight spot on the Billboard
Top 100 with his song, Drip Too Hard, featuring Gunna. And hey, it’s been announced
that he is also going to take the stage
for the Superbowl pre-show, alongside Ludacris,
Lil Yachty and Lil Jon. So Lil Baby, we see ya. Don’t forget,
tune in next Friday to see if your favorite artists
crack these TRL power rankings. And head over to TRL
on our Instagram page and let us know who you think
should have made the list. We really, really,
really want to know.