Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next debuts with biggest streaming week ever for a pop album
Thank U, Next easily sets the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album
It beat the debut frame of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ [Divide] with 126.7 million on-demand audio streams for its songs; March 25, 2017)] and the biggest streaming week for an album by a woman surpassing the debut week of Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy with 202.6 million; April 21, 2018.
— billboard (@billboard) February 17, 2019
Thank U, Next storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart
With 360,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 14, according to Nielsen Music. The set launches with the biggest week for a pop album in over a year and garners Grande her fourth No. 1 — and second in less than six months. Of Thank U, Next’s starting unit sum, 116,000 were in album sales.