Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next takes 'biggest streaming week ever for a pop album'

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Ariana Grande's latest album Thank U, Next has had the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album.

Billboard, which runs the US music charts, reported the news after the star scored her second album number one in fewer than six months.

The album saw a massive 307 million on-demand audio streams.

To put that in context, Ed Sheeran's ÷ recorded 126.7 million, which had held the pop record before. Drake's album Scorpion currently holds the record for most streams, with 745.9 million on-demand audio streams in its first week.

Thank U, Next is only album in the top 20 largest-streaming albums for one week that isn't a hip-hop album.

It was released on 8 February, shortly after Sweetener took the top Billboard spot back in September, meaning there were just five months and 22 days between the chart-toppers.

This hasn't been done by a woman since 1974-75 when a singer called Olivia Newton-John got a second number one after five months and three days.

K-Pop A-listers BTS waited just over three months for their two number ones for Love Yourself: Tear on 2 June 2018 and Love Yourself: Answer on 8 September.

What do you think of the album? Have you been listening or not? Let us know in the comments below!


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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    21 Feb 2019 12:30
    Ariana Grande is amazing!
  • Comment number 2. Posted by Hope

    18 Feb 2019 12:39
    💖She`s amazing!💖
  • Comment number 1. Posted by violetrosemermaid

    18 Feb 2019 7:29
    Ariana Grande is amazing at breaking records. I do not listen to her music personally but once when I was waiting for the bus to take us to the airport I heard no tears left to cry and it was really. Apart from that I do not really listen to her music