Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Breaks Apple Music Record for Most-Streamed Pop Album in First 24 Hours

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Ariana Grande's latest album "Thank U, Next" has set a few Apple Music records since its debut on Friday, February 8. The music streaming service told Billboard that "Thank U, Next" saw the highest day 1 streams ever for a pop album on ‌Apple Music‌.

This also makes "Thank U, Next" the biggest debut for any female artist in any genre on ‌Apple Music‌ within the first 24 hours of release. Ariana began releasing singles for the album last year, starting with the title track "Thank U, Next" and followed by "Imagine" and "7 Rings." "Thank U, Next" released about six months after Grande's previous album, Sweetener.

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Other recent ‌Apple Music‌ records include Shawn Mendes' self-titled third studio album becoming the most-streamed pop album of 2018, and Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" setting a new record for first-week streams by a female artist, beating Taylor Swift's "Reputation." "Thank U, Next" appears to be on the path to battling both of those albums for the record of first-week streams by a female artist on ‌Apple Music‌.

According to the latest numbers, ‌Apple Music‌ now has over 50 million paid subscribers around the world. This update came during Apple's latest earnings call and was the first update on ‌Apple Music‌ subscriber numbers since May 2018, when ‌Apple Music‌ had 50 million paying and trial subscribers combined. In comparison, Spotify now has 96 million paid global subscribers.

Top Rated Comments

69Mustang Avatar
25 months ago

And we wonder why our society is in the crappy state that it’s in.

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said by every previous generation:p:D
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willmtaylor Avatar
25 months ago

said by every previous generation:p:D

“This degenerate, Elvis, gyrating his hips with his rocking and rolling!”
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
25 months ago

Perhaps I just miss ugly singers whose wardrobe and social media presence was less important than their lyrics and musical breadth. #getoffmylawn

Guess you forget carefully orchestrated MTV appearances and decades of teeny bopper magazines.

The music industry is so bizarre nowadays: releasing albums only 6 months apart from each other. I guess, now it's all about making money while they still remember/care about you. Millennials have a very short attention/memory span haha

In 1979 Frank Zappa released 5 albums in a single year.
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lunarworks Avatar
25 months ago

said by every previous generation:p:D

This Britney Spears is corrupting our youth!
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kupkakez Avatar
25 months ago
It's a great album. I'm surprised she came out with another one so quickly after Sweetener, also a great one.
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dumastudetto Avatar
25 months ago
Only Apple Music can do this.

Great album btw and its obvious the Apple Music edition has been mastered for Apple technologies it sounds amazing on HomePod.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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