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Ariana Grande’s Entire ‘Thank U, Next’ Album Lands in Top Half of Streaming Songs Chart

Ariana Grande didn’t just launch the entirety of her new album Thank U, Next onto Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated Feb. 23; each of the songs are in the ranking’s top half.

Led by pre-album-release single “7 Rings,” the 12-song Thank U, Next storms Streaming Songs, snagging the chart’s top three spots, five of the top 10 and securing its entire track list within the top 24 of the 50-position chart.

It’s the first time the entirety of a Grande album makes Streaming Songs. Previous album Sweetener saw seven of its 15 songs on the list, paced by the No. 5 debut and peak of lead single “No Tears Left to Cry” (May 8, 2018).


But Grande’s star has risen since Sweetener, coupled with the new LP’s early-in-the-year release, when fewer full-lengths are being put into the market just yet. Plus, as previously reported, the album has the biggest streaming week for a pop album in history, with 228,000 of its 360,000 total units coming via streams, translating to 307 million on-demand audio streams in its debut week, according to Nielsen Music.

The Feb. 23-dated Streaming Songs chart marks the first instance in which Grande earns each of the top three spots on the list, as well as her first time with the top two. She’s also the maiden woman and pop artist to accomplish the feat; previously, Drake earned the top three on the July 14, 2018-dated tally, while Lil Wayne followed on the Oct. 13, 2018, list. (Wayne, in all, held the top five and six of the top 10 on that tally, while Drake scored the top eight and nine of the top 10).

Grande having five songs in the chart’s top 10 also makes her the only pop artist to do so in the chart’s history and the second woman, following Cardi B on the Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, 2018, tallies.


The full rundown:

No. 1, “7 Rings” (63.5 million streams)
No. 2, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” (59.2 million)
No. 3, “Thank U, Next” (36.8 million)
No. 8, “Needy” (28.6 million)
No. 9, “NASA” (27.5 million)
No. 15, “Bloodline” (24 million)
No. 16, “Fake Smile” (22.6 million)
No. 17, “Bad Idea” (22.6 million)
No. 18, “Ghostin” (22.3 million)
No. 19, “Imagine” (21.6 million)
No. 22, “In My Head” (19 million)
No. 24, “Make Up” (17 million)

When factoring in on-demand audio streams only for the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart dated Feb. 23, Grande holds the top six spots and nine of the top 10. Only Drake (10, July 14, 2018), Post Malone (nine, May 12, 2018) and Kendrick Lamar (nine, May 6, 2017) have previously accomplished the latter feat.

Her streaming start helps Grande to break the record for the most simultaneously top 40 Billboard Hot 100 appearances by a woman.