The pop star released the album last week (February 8), just six months after her previous record, ‘Sweetener’.
‘Thank U, Next’ has entered the Official UK Albums Chart at number one, while on the Official UK Singles Chart, Grande also holds the top two spots with ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ (number one) and ‘7 Rings’ (number two). She is the first female artist in history to hold both the Number One album and top two singles in the UK, the Official Charts Company has reported.
She is also the first female artist to replace herself at Number One on the singles chart. ‘7 Rings’ was in the top spot before ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ was released.
‘Thank U, Next’ broke the record for most album streams ever by a female artist in one week, surpassing the star’s previous record for ‘Sweetener’. It received 59 million streams across its 12 tracks and is now the third most streamed album in its first week of release, coming behind Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ and Drake’s ‘Scorpion’.
She also has a third single in the Official UK Singles Chart, with ‘Needy’ charting at number seven. It makes Grande the first female artist to have three singles as a lead artist simultaneously in the top 10 since Ruby Murray in 1955.
In a recent appearance on The Zach Sang Show, Grande revealed that she had written an alternative version of ‘Thank U, Next’’s title track in case she did marry Pete Davidson.
Three versions were written in total, because, the star said, “I’m like super shy when it comes to pitching wild things, so I was like, ‘Is it insane if I name people and thank them directly in the song?’”