Ariana Grande Scores Second No. 1 Album
Ariana Grande is back on top. The pop diva scores her second No. 1 album in less than a year with My Everything.
Led by the hit singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” the album sold 169,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard. It marks the second-largest sales week for a female pop artist in 2014 following Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence (182,000).
My Everything, which features The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, and A$AP Ferg, also bests the sales of Grande’s 2013 debut Yours Truly, which moved 138,000 units in its first week.
A grateful Grande thanked her fans for their support. “my 2nd album to debut at #1 @billboard in less than a year… no words!!! thank u so much.so much love & appreciation,” she tweeted.
kinda unbelievable & really does mean so much.. thank you x a billion… love u. so grateful. #myeverythingisnumba1!! https://t.co/ld1sYZTRqe
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 3, 2014
R&B singer Kem debuts at No. 3 with Promise to Love: Album IV (52,000), while Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood falls 1-6 with 30,000.
Hot off her VMA performance last month, Beyoncé jumps 44-14 (16,000) with her self-titled album, which has sold over 2 million copies since its release in December.
G-Unit’s surprise EP The Beauty of Independence enters at No. 17 with over 14,000 copies. The group has already announced plans for the follow-up, The Beast Is G-Unit.