Ariana Grande smashes new UK record for most streams in a week

The singer’s track 7 Rings was streamed 16.9m times, beating previous record holder Mariah Carey

Ariana Grande has broken the UK record for the most streams of a song in a week, attributed to her new single ‘7 Rings’.

The news comes with the track also reaching Number One in the charts (126,000 copies sold). ‘7 Rings” was streamed a UK record-breaking 16.9m times last week, surpassing Mariah Carey’s 15.3m plays in a week in December 2018 for ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.

As the BBC reports, the song is also the first single to sell more than 100,000 copies since the Grenfell charity single in June 2017.

The video for the song, which premiered on January 17, was watched 23.6 million times on YouTube in its first 24 hours. At the time of writing, it’s been played more than 80 million times on the platform.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

It’s not the first time the 25-year-old pop star has smashed streaming records.

In December 2018, the video for her song ‘Thank U, Next’ broke YouTube’s premiere record with 829,000 fans viewing the clip simultaneously upon release.

The single also become the fastest song in Spotify history to surpass its 100 million streams mark.

Meanwhile, the singer Grande has hinted that her forthcoming album, ‘thank u, next’, will be released in February.

In a Tweet posted on January 21, Ari wrote: “two albums in six months huh. That’s deep. Love u. Talk sooon.”

The album, which follows 2018’s ‘Sweetener’, is expected to feature ‘7 Rings’.