Pop superstar Ariana Grande has earned herself her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with her surprise release of “thank u, next.”
The track’s title was discretely revealed on Grande’s Twitter just two days before the release. The now-deleted tweet simply read “thank u, next.”
“Thank u, next” was officially released Sat., Nov. 3 and instantly debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Worldwide chart as well as the Spotify Global Top 200 chart.
“thank u, next” was officially announced as the No. 1 song by Billboard on Monday, Nov. 12. The surprise-release launched with 55.5 million total streams and 81,000 pure-sale downloads, according to Nielsen Music.
The track debuted at No. 1 with just over five days of tracking, compared to a normal seven-day tracking period.
Grande took to Twitter to celebrate her first No. 1: “yeeeeeee baby’s first number one.”
“thank u, next” has been confirmed by Grande to be the title of the singer’s upcoming fifth studio album.
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