Ariana Grande ‘Thank U, Next’ easily secured No. 1 spot atop the Billboard 200 with a total of 360,000 copies. ‘Thank U, Next’ tallied the most first-week streams ever for a female artist’s album or a pop album. Of the 360,000 copies, 116,000 came from traditional album sales, with 228,000 courtesy of streaming equivalent albums.
In comparison, Sweetener debuted with 231,000 total copies when it landed No. 1. Before Sweetener, 2013’s Yours Truly and 2014’s My Everything also climbed to the No. 1 spot. The singer’s 2016 album Dangerous Woman peaked at No. 2.