Ariana Grande threw the rulebook out of the window when she surprise-released new song ‘Thank U, Next’ last week – a track not lifted from the album she’s currently promoting ‘Sweetener.’
Well, her flouting of the traditional route has paid off. Because the song has premiered at #1 in the UK.
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The break-up anthem, which sees the 25-year-old address past romances, has become Ari’s third offering to top the Official UK Singles Chart.
Its ascend to the top of the tally was powered by sales of 73,000 SPS in six days, including 6.7 million national streams.
The figures put the songbird firmly in the top spot, for its combined sales were 26,000 ahead of nearest competitor, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ (#2).
Grande’s previous UK chart wins were 2016’s ‘Problem’ featuring Iggy Azalea and ‘Bang Bang’ alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie J in 2014. Thus making ‘Thank U, Next’ her first solo #1 in the region.
Word is that the track is on course for a huge opening Stateside too.
Slayage across the board!