The Numbers Are In! Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ Sold…

Published: Friday 24th Aug 2018 by Sam

Ariana Grande is once again tasting top-tier success – and this time it’s with new album ‘Sweetener.’

The vocal wonder premiered the project last week, following heavy promotion for singles ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ and ‘God Is A Woman.’

Upon its arrival, the set (which was exec produced by Pharrell Williams), was backed by a blazing performance at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and a high-profile slot on Good Morning America. 

So, how did all factor into the singer’s first week sales? Find out below…

Per Hits Daily Double, Ari will easily open atop of the Billboard 200 with the following figures:

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]

With the numbers accrued, ‘Sweetener’ gifts Grande her second-highest opening; 2014’s ‘My Everything’ – which bowed with 244,000 – serves as her largest launch.


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  1. Markjones August 24, 2018

    Woooow Nicki couldn’t hit this get first week … congrats go out to her for the pure sales here.

    • Renziie August 24, 2018

      No female rapper can hit this…don’t see the comparison ?

      • I said what I said August 24, 2018

        Well Cardi was able to sell over 100k pure sales and 255k SPS first week, so she can. And there was no pre order for her album.

      • ??? August 24, 2018

        lmaooo but corni bum still hasn’t even hit 200k pure sales so that bum doesn’t count lmfaooooo ? ?? ?

    • ??? August 24, 2018

      lmaooo camel and the roach did less than both of them but I dont see you bringing that up lmfaooooo ? ?? ?

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? August 24, 2018

        Camel and Roach didn’t PROMOTE and only ONE single and no performance didn’t promote the TOUR either… A flop would be the entire ANTI Era ?

      • Rasputia Lattimore August 24, 2018

        Hey Diabetes. Hoy u doin?

      • Rasputia Lattimore August 24, 2018

        Hey Diabetes. How u doin?

      • DanYiel Iman August 25, 2018

        Beyoncé & Jay Z don’t mind ratings they are y’all faves IDOLS!! ?”Bzzz”?

      • LOL August 25, 2018

        The tour that Roach & Camel did were promotions themselves. What, they couldn’t even convince those that watch the tour to buy or stream their flop album? Or no one was interested to even watch their unwanted join tour? Either way, it’s tragic. The time has come for the these two overrated frauds to flop & disappear.

    • Rasputia Latimore August 24, 2018

      Nicki could have hit those numbers and exceeded those numbers because of how big her celebrity is. The sad part is she doesn’t let her celebrity do the speaking and resorts to petty antics which ultimately undermine her sales. Unlike most other female rappers Nicki has crossover fans and historically has had success on the pop charts in the us and abroad. Thus, that makes her a huge star. Since when are huge stars bothered with the happenings og a Travis Scott or newbie Cardi? Never unless you are petty and insecure in your brand. Queen should have been another number 1 record but Nicki could not keep her conceited egomaniac mouth closed enough to let the record do what it do.

      • House Nicca August 25, 2018

        If her celebrity was so big, she would’ve sold big PERIOD!

      • SMH August 26, 2018

        That would explain why cardi has only sold 190k albums after all her hype.

  2. Steve August 24, 2018

    Surprised that streaming isn’t higher.

  3. KB August 24, 2018

    WELL Derserved!
    Sweetener is a GREGREAGREGREAT body of work.
    Ariana always delivers. #consistent

    • Meme August 25, 2018

      It really is a great album. I was quite surprise.

  4. Detruth August 24, 2018

    It’s something about her I love.

  5. Whoops ???‍♀️?? August 24, 2018

    This is easily her worst album. And I didn’t think she could do worse than My Everything. These sales aren’t bad (though I strongly believe that Sweetener will do nothing but decline and be forgotten about as the next 2 weeks go on), But I will never get to a point where I find these numbers impressive. Especially for a Pop artist. I would expect more from a white female pop artist, on their fourth album, with a voice like hers. Her “artistry” just doesn’t resonate. But congrats I guess.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️B August 25, 2018


      • Whoops ???‍♀️?? August 25, 2018

        Lol, Ohhhh… kay… ?

  6. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 25, 2018

    Nicki Minaj “Queen”: #4… 90k including sales AND streams.. who wants to guess The ABYSMALLY disproportionate amount of ACTUAL sales vers the streams. ANYONE!? ????

    • SMH August 26, 2018

      Well what’s Cardi’s pure sales vs. streams since you’re bringing up abysmal sales?

  7. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️B August 25, 2018

    Heard the album.. Ariana is getting more musical, I really like this direction. She’s more sophisticated and less generic (even tho I like her other albums too). This album shows she can do more than just super duper pop. Those who don’t like it are super pop fans and non musical. This is definitely her most musical and “jam oriented” album, for sure. She’s growing

  8. truthteller August 25, 2018

    Considering the amount of promotion, the fact she has rarely been out of the public eye and the good will after the terrorist attack at her concert, these sales and streams should be higher.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 25, 2018

      She´s basic and has still not released a single song that will be remembered.

  9. Kendrick Slaymar August 25, 2018

    The Barbz gotta be the brokest fanbase of all time. All that mouth defending her, but no sales to back it up.

    Flop album and flop tour.


    • SMH August 26, 2018

      Why hasn’t cardi b reached 250k pure sales yet? Are her fans broke too?

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