Ariana Grande breaks album, female streaming record

Thank U, Next captures her fourth No. 1 debut on Billboard 200

Multi-platinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande captures No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her fifth full-length album, thank u, next via Republic Records with SB Projects managing. This marks her fourth No. 1 bow on the chart and second number one bow in under six months.

The album broke numerous records right out of the gate. With 360k equivalent album units in under seven days, it now holds the record for Largest Streaming Week for a Pop Album & Female Artist. She also ascends as The Only Female Artist to Grace the List of Top Ten Biggest Streaming Weeks.

thank u, next smashed the global Spotify record for biggest opening day by a female artist as songs from the album occupied the Top 12 spots on the Spotify U.S. Chart. Not to mention, it achieved the biggest first 24 hours for a pop album in Apple music history and set the record for most streams by a female artist in Apple Music history.

Album tracks dominated the Top 10 on Apple Music Global chart and she landed a rare trifecta of number ones with No. 1 Song, No. 1 Album, and No. 1 Music Video simultaneously on Apple Music and iTunes. Plus, she clinched the No. 1 Song on Spotify, Global and U.S.

Internationally Grande also continues to rule, in the UK she becomes the first female artist in history to simultaneously hold the No. 1 album and Top 2 singles on the Official UK Charts. She also became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart, the first female artist to have three singles concurrently in the Top 10 of the UK Official Singles Chart as a lead artist since 1955, and joins Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Justin Bieber as the only artists ever to score three No. 1 singles in under 100 days in the U.K. thank u, next also surpasses Sweetener with the most album streams ever in the U.K. by a female artist in a week.

This follows her recent GRAMMY Award win in the category of “Best Pop Vocal Album” for last year’s critically acclaimed Sweetener. Meanwhile, “7 Rings” enjoys its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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