Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Debut Holds Top Spot After Biggest Streaming Week Ever For A Pop Album

The news just keeps getting better for Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, with Billboard reporting her new album maintained the top spot on its Top 200 albums chart.

Grande’s latest album topped the charts for the second week in a row, selling an additional 151,000 equivalent album units. According to Nielsen Music, Thank U, Next sold 360,000 in the U.S. during its first week.

In addition, Grande’s latest is the biggest debut for a pop album in more than a year and had the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album, racking up more than 307 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs during the week of tracking.

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Released on Feb. 8, Thank U, Next marks Grande’s fourth album to hit #1 on the Billboard top 200. In addition to Grande’s success on the Billboard charts, the 25-year-old singer’s fifth studio album also became the biggest global pop album debut in Apple Music’s history within 24 hours of its release.

On Sunday, Grande took to Twitter to celebrate her chart success, retweeting a fan’s message declaring Grande to have “the #1 album and the #1 and #2 songs in the US, UK and Australia.”

Meanwhile, her manager, Scooter Braun offered a congratulatory tweet:

Two movie soundtracks landed in this week’s top five. What is arguably most interesting, however, is how Drake’s 2009 mixtape So Far Gone has landed at No. 5, thanks to fans celebrating the project’s 10-year anniversary.

See this week’s top-five charting albums below:

  1. Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  3. A Star is Born soundtrack, “A Star is Born”
  4. Can’t Say I Ain’t Country, Florida Georgia Line
  5. So Far Gone, Drake

 

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