Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 360,000 equal album items earned within the U.S. within the week ending Feb. 14, based on Nielsen Music. The set launches with the largest week for a pop album in over a yr and garners Grande her fourth No. 1 -- and second in lower than six months. Of Thank U, Next’s beginning unit sum, 116,000 have been in album gross sales.
Thank U, Next, launched on Feb. eight by way of Republic Records, is Grande’s fourth Billboard 200 No. 1. It additionally launches with the largest streaming week ever for a pop album.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Feb. 23-dated chart (the place Thank U, Next debuts at No. 1) shall be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Wednesday, Feb. 20 (a day later than regular, owed to the U.S. Washington’s Birthday vacation, sometimes called Presidents’ Day, on Feb. 18).
Grande’s Fourth No. 1 Album: It follows Sweetener (which debuted atop the listing dated Sept. 1, 2018), My Everything (Sept. 13, 2014) and Yours Truly (Sept. 21, 2013). Grande ties Taylor Swift for the second-most No. 1s amongst girls this decade, trailing Lady Gaga, with 5 leaders since 2010.
Two No. 1s in Less Than Six Months: Thank U, Next opens at No. 1 lower than six months after Grande final topped the chart, with Sweetener, on the Sept. 1, 2018-dated chart. That span of 5 months and 22 days is the shortest hole between new No. 1s on the Billboard 200 for a girl since 1974-75, when Oli Newton-John waited simply 5 months and three days between the primary weeks at No. 1 for If You Love Me Let Me Know (Oct. 12, 1974) and Have You Never Been Mellow (March 15, 1975). Both titles spent one week at No. 1.
Grande’s accumulation of her two newest No. 1s is the quickest since Ok-pop group BTS notched its first two No. 1s in a little bit over three months simply final yr (Love Yourself: Tear on June 2, 2018 and Love Yourself: Answer on Sept. eight, 2018). In 2017, rapper Future nabbed an unprecedented pair of back-to-back new No. 1s in successive weeks (together with his self-titled album March 11 and HNDRXX on March 18).
Biggest Week for a Pop Album in Over a Year: As Thank U, Next begins with 360,000 items, the set earns the largest week for a pop album in over a yr. The final pop set to tally a bigger week was Swift’s Reputation, which started at No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 2, 2017 with 1.24 million items earned. Thank U, Next additionally scores the largest week for an album by a lady since status.
Thank U, Next has the biggest week of any album since Oct. 13, 2018, when Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V bowed at No. 1 with 480,000 items.
Largest Streaming Week for a Pop Album & Any Album by a Woman: Of Thank U, Next’s beginning unit sum of 360,000 items, 228,000 are in SEA items. That latter sum interprets to a whopping 307 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs throughout the monitoring week. That’s a exceptional sum contemplating most-heavily-streamed albums are hip-hop units. (Of the highest 20 largest-streaming weeks ever for an album, Thank U, Next is the one non-hip-hop title.)
Thank U, Next simply units the file for the biggest streaming week for a pop album (beating the debut body of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ [Divide] with 126.7 million on-demand audio streams for its songs; March 25, 2017) and the largest streaming week for an album by a lady (surpassing the debut week of Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy with 202.6 million; April 21, 2018).
Thank U, Next has the ninth-largest streaming week for an album general, and the eighth-biggest debut week. Drake’s Scorpion stays the streaming record-holder amongst all albums, with 745.9 million on-demand audio streams registered for its songs in its debut week (July 14, 2018). (Scorpion really has two of the highest 9 largest weeks, because the album’s second-week streaming sum is the fourth-largest general, with 391 million.).
At No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack steps 5-2 with 49,000 items (up 31 p.c). The set is basking within the glow of Gaga’s efficiency of the album’s “Shallow” on the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards, the place the track additionally received a pair of trophies (together with one introduced throughout the CBS broadcast: greatest pop duo/group efficiency).
Another soundtrack, Bohemian Rhapsody, rebounds to its peak place on the Billboard 200, because it zooms from No. 11 to No. three with 48,000 items (up 84 p.c). The album’s mum or dad movie of the identical identify was launched on DVD and blu-ray on Feb. 12, thus stirring curiosity within the film’s soundtrack with shoppers. (The film was already obtainable on digital dwelling video.)
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN falls to No. Four on the brand new Billboard 200 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 with 43,000 items (down 7 p.c), Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys rises 6-5 with 39,000 items (up 10 p.c), Travis Scott’s Astroworld descends Four-6 with 37,000 items (down three p.c), 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was tumbles 2-7 with practically 37,000 items (down eight p.c) and Drake’s Scorpion is regular at No. eight with 35,000 items (up Four p.c).
Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour rides its pair of Grammy Award wins on Feb. 10 to a return to the highest 10, because the set re-enters the chart straight in at No. 9 with 35,000 items (up 524 p.c). Of that sum, 20,000 have been in album gross sales -- a achieve of 735 p.c.
Golden Hour received Grammy Awards for album of the yr and greatest nation album, whereas its songs “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” additionally took dwelling trophies, for greatest nation solo efficiency and greatest nation track, respectively. Musgraves carried out the album’s “Rainbow” on the Grammy Awards broadcast and likewise took half in an all-star tribute efficiency to Dolly Parton. (“Rainbow” is now being promoted as Musgraves newest single at nation, grownup pop and grownup up to date radio stations.) Golden Hour debuted and peaked at No. Four final April.
Closing out the brand new prime 10 on the Billboard 200 is Meek Mill’s Championships, which falls 7-10 with 34,000 items (down 2 p.c).