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Ariana Grande's latest album Thank U, Next has broken a ton of streaming records

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If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re one of the last remaining individuals who hasn’t checked out Ariana Grande’s latest album, a gang of shattered streaming records are here to assure you that yes, you likely are. Released less than six months after her critically embraced album Sweetener, Thank U, Next has already managed to solidify its reign with the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album, per a recent press release from Republic Records. Grande is also the only female artist occupy the list of top 10 biggest streaming weeks.

Thank U, Next crushed the global Spotify record for biggest opening day by a female artist along with the biggest opening 24 hours for a pop album in Apple Music history. All this comes after Grande’s earlier success with her music video for the album’s title track, which snagged YouTube’s record for most views within a 24-hour release.

In the U.K., Grande became the first female artist in history to simultaneously hold the No. 1 album and top 2 singles on the official charts. She’s also the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 on the U.K. Grande appears to also be streaming her best life over there, as well. Thank U, Next has garnered the most album streams ever by a female artist in a week in the U.K. The previous album to nab such an achievement: Grande’s own Sweetener.


Oh, and as a minor side note: Sweetener won two Grammys this year. You know, just a small detail.

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