Sabrina Carpenter has silenced her critics in the most triumphant way possible—by scoring her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with her single “Please Please Please,” Billboard reports. The achievement comes as a vindication for the singer-songwriter, who faced online criticism about her music just weeks before.

The success of “Please Please Please” marks a significant milestone in Carpenter’s decade-long career. Following closely behind is her track “Espresso,” which also made waves by reaching No. 4 on the Hot 100, following a peak at No. 3 earlier this year. Both songs are part of her upcoming album Short n’ Sweet, set to release on August 23.

Clapping Back at Critics

Carpenter, 25, took to social media to address a disparaging comment made by an online critic who doubted the success of her second single. In a screenshot shared by the singer on X (formerly Twitter), the critic lamented, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone fumble a second single this hard. my goodness.” Carpenter playfully responded by juxtaposing the comment with a screenshot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, showcasing her songs at the top.

“ohhhh 😭😭😭 I’m a grateful grateful grateful girl,” Carpenter captioned the post, highlighting her appreciation for the achievement despite the initial skepticism.

The singer further celebrated her milestone on Instagram, sharing a carousel post that included a graphic of the Hot 100 chart, a video of her performing with co-writers and producers, and heartfelt thanks to her team. “MY FIRST #1 on the @billboard HOT 100!!!!!!!” Carpenter exclaimed in the caption. She expressed deep affection for the song and gratitude towards her collaborators, including Jack Antonoff and Amy Allen.

Carpenter’s rise to the top was also bolstered by the popularity of the music video for “Please Please Please,” which features her real-life boyfriend, Barry Keoghan. The video not only captivated audiences but also contributed to the song’s chart success.

Future Plans and Continued Success

Looking ahead, Carpenter has announced her Short n’ Sweet Tour, scheduled to kick off in September. The tour promises to bring her latest hits to fans across the country, further solidifying her place in the music industry.

Despite facing doubts about a second season, Carpenter remains optimistic about her future endeavors. She continues to receive accolades and support from fans and celebrities alike, with her music resonating deeply within the industry and beyond.

As Carpenter navigates the highs of her career, she has shown resilience in the face of criticism and a steadfast commitment to her craft. With a chart-topping single and an eagerly awaited album on the horizon, Sabrina Carpenter is poised to make an enduring mark on the music scene.