Ariana Grande

Alfredo Flores

Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Tops Billboard 200

  /  02.18.2019

Ariana Grande is back on top.

Less than six months after topping the Billboard 200 with Sweetener, the pop powerhouse returns to No. 1 with Thank U, Next, which debuts with 360,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 14. Of that number, 116,000 were in album sales.

Thank U, Next, which spawned the chart-topping title track and “7 Rings,” becomes Grande’s fourth No. 1 overall and second No. 1 in less than six months. It also earns the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album.

A grateful Grande thanked her fans for their support, tweeting, “i love u sm and thank u.”

Thank U, Next is Grande’s fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following Sweetener (Sept. 1, 2018), My Everything (Sept. 13, 2014), and Yours Truly (Sept. 21, 2013). She ties Taylor Swift for the second-most No. 1s among women this decade, behind Lady Gaga with five.

Elsewhere on this week’s chart, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN falls to No. 4 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (43,000). Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys rises 6-5 (39,000), Travis Scott’s Astroworld slides 4-6 (37,000), 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was falls 2-7 (37,000), and Drake’s Scorpion holds at No. 8 (35,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next – 360,000
2. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born – 49,000
3. Various Artists – Bohemian Rhapsody – 48,000
4. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN – 43,000
5. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 39,000
6. Travis Scott – Astroworld – 37,000
7. 21 Savage – I Am > I Was – 37,000
8. Drake – Scorpion – 35,000
9. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour – 35,000
10. Meek Mill – Championships – 34,000

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