Sabrina Carpenter at the Variety 2023 Power Of Young Hollywood Celebration

Sabrina Carpenter's 'Please Please Please' Tops Charts As Her Debut No. 1 Hit

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 24, 2024 at 4:45 PM EDT

Sabrina Carpenter, 25, does it again!

The singer-songwriter and actor achieved her first No. 1 single of her career this week, with " Please Please Please," topping the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart. This comes two months after her hit "Espresso" topped the global Spotify charts.

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Sabrina Carpenter Does It Again!

Sabrina Carpenter 2022 American Music Awards

In the last week, Sabrina Carpenter made Billboard Hot 100 history when “Please Please Please” debuted at No. 2, alongside her viral hit “Espresso” at No. 3 — marking her as the first solo artist in the 66-year history of the chart to have two simultaneous top-three hits.

Previous chart-topper, Post Malone’s “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen, slips to the second position after reigning at No. 1 for a month.

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Sabrina Carpenter On The Meaning of 'Espresso'

Sabrina Carpenter at Universal Music Group 2023 65th GRAMMY Awards After Party

"Now he's thinkin' 'bout me every night, oh / Is it that sweet? I guess so / Say you can't sleep, baby, I know / That's that me, espresso / Move it up, down, left, right, oh / Switch it up like Nintendo / Say you can't sleep, baby, I know / That's that me, espresso," Carpenter sings in the catchy, chart-topping song, "Espresso."

While the lyrics are memorable, what is the song's actual meaning? "There was something really exciting about the fact that there was so much personality throughout the entire song because those are the ones that are really, really fun to sing live with a crowd," she told Apple Music in an interview discussing her big hit.

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"Those are the ones that people, I think when they don't know my music or who I am or anything, they can just tune in to a single song and kind of leave with a better idea of my sense of humor," she added.

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Opening Up About Being A Role Model

Sabrina Carpenter at Lollapalooza Chicago 2023

In 2017,  the former Disney Channel actress reflected on what it's like to be a role model to so many young girls across the world.

“I think that, you have to be doing it almost for yourself,” she told Impact Nottingham. “I think so much of it is knowing you can’t please everybody, because I’m the type of person that wants to please everybody.”

“At the end of the day, would you rather be a happy person or a miserable person? People make mistakes and you’re going to get through it, but also, make it as fun as you can and don’t take it too seriously," she added. “It truly is your job, but you should be having fun.”

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Reflecting On Her Disney Channel Days

Sabrina Carpenter at 2023 Billboard Women In Music

Sabrina Carpenter starred in the Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World" from 2014 to 2017, playing Maya Hart. Now that she is one of the biggest pop icons in the world, how does she feel being associated with Disney?

“I mean it’s a part of my life so that’s pretty much an open invitation to talk about it," she told the outlet. "I got the opportunity to be on the show. I got the opportunity to be on a show that reached a lot of different age groups as 'Boy Meets World' was so popular in the 90’s. So, when I started the show, I was expecting, you know, I’m going to be meeting a lot of 5-year-olds and 10-year-olds."

“I’m very lucky I came across college kids, 30-year-old parents watching it with their kids, and everyone in between. It was a show that got to reach a lot of different people," she continued. "It helped with my music as well.”

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'Please, Please, Please' Is A Career Milestone

Sabrina Carpenter smiling in white dress

Sabrina Carpenter dropped "Please Please Please" almost four weeks ago, along with a crime drama music video featuring herself and her real-life boyfriend, Barry Keoghan. The track entered the Hot 100 at number two last week before climbing to number one.

“There’s like an Olivia Newton [John] feeling, there’s a Dolly feeling, there’s an incredibly super modern pop feeling,” producer Jack Antonoff told Rolling Stone about the single. “The little vocal runs she does are so bizarre and unique — they’re doing this really odd, classic, almost yodel-y country thing. She’s becoming one of the biggest young pop stars, and that song is such a statement of ­expressing yourself, not just lyrically, but sonically.”

"Please Please Please" is streaming now.

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