Ariana Grande’s "Thank U, Next" Tops Billboard 200, Breaks Streaming Record

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Whether you want Ariana Grande or not, she's undoubtedly been one of many hardest working folks in present enterprise this previous yr. 2018 was undoubtedly a making an attempt time for the singer with the dying of Mac Miller and her short-lived engagement to Pete Davidson. She launched Thank, U Next, her newest album, on the high of the month -- a venture created whereas mourning and coping together with her highly-publicized break up from Davidson. Clearly, the venture resonated together with her followers as she's now scored her second primary album in a matter of six months.

Thank U, Next has debuted atop the Blllboard 200 after the venture broke the streaming document for largest opening week for a pop album -- a document beforehand held by Ed Sheeran's divide. The album hit the highest of the charts with 360Okay equal album items moved in its first week. 116Okay of these items had been in conventional album gross sales whereas 228Okay of these items got here from streaming equal which interprets into 307M on-demand audio streams. She additionally surpassed the streaming document Cardi B held with the discharge of Invasion Of Privacy which earned 202.6M in its first week which implies Ari now had the most important streaming week for an album by a lady. 

Thank U, Next marks Grande's fourth primary album in her profession in addition to her second chart-topper in six months following 2018's Sweetener