‘Sweetener’ Is Ariana Grande’s Third Number One Album

Sweet news for Ariana Grande.

“The Light is Coming” singer makes her way back to the top of the Billboard 200 with the release of her fourth studio album Sweetener.

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Grande’s last project, Dangerous Woman, fell just short of the number one spot, fizzling at number two. Now, the 25-year-old officially boasts three number one studio albums.

Sweetener sold 231,000 equivalent album units in its first week following the album’s Aug. 17 release. The album’s success marks the second largest week for a woman in 2018, falling just short of Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy with 255,000 units moved on the Apr. 21 chart.

Over on streaming services, however, Sweetener set a brand new record. Songs from Grande’s latest masterpiece generated a combined 126.7 million streams in one week, the largest for any pop album by a woman.

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Travis Scott’s number one album ASTROWORLD slipped to number two, while Grande’s close friend Nicki Minaj’s Queen moved from two to three.

Rounding out the top five is Drake’s Scorpion at number four and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys at number five.

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