Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200
Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next will debut on the Billboard 200 at #1, with over 360,000 albums sold, according to Billboard. This is Grande's fourth number one album--it's her second in six months. Since its February 8th release, it has had the biggest streaming week in the history of pop albums.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 23-dated chart (where Thank U, Next debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Wednesday, Feb. 20 (a day later than usual, owed to the U.S. Washington's birthday holiday, often referred to as Presidents' Day, on Feb. 18).
Thank U, Next follows Sweetener, My Everything (Sept. 13, 2014) and Yours Truly (Sept. 21, 2013). Grande ties Taylor Swift for the second-most No. 1s among women this decade, trailing Lady Gaga (who has five)
Grande's two latest No. 1s is the fastest accumulation since K-pop group BTS notched its first two No. 1s in a little over three months just last year (Love Yourself: Tear on June 2, 2018 and Love Yourself: Answer on Sept. 8, 2018).
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