Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Album Sales Predictions Revised Up

Published: Tuesday 12th Feb 2019 by Sam

Ariana Grande is currently riding the highest wave of her career to date and it looks like she’s about to scale to higher heights.

The past week saw the songbird hatch new album ‘Thank U, Next.’

And while the project arrives just six months after its predecessor ‘Sweetener,’ it doesn’t seem like the masses have Ari fatigue. Quite the contrary.

Because, the LP – which has yielded two #1 singles already – is topping earlier sales forecasts.

Details below…

While initial predictions had the album on course for a debut with numbers between 270,000-300,000, they’ve now been revised upwards.

Here’s what they look like now:

[Sales Plus Streaming]
[Pure Sales]

Driven by colossal streams, it’s clear that Ms. Grande is on course for a major opening.

Should the numbers hold, it’ll mark the biggest first week bow for any album since Lil Wayne‘s ‘Tha Carter V’ – which opened with 480k last October.

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  1. taustin13 February 12, 2019


    • Theelusive1 on IG February 12, 2019

      Ghostin is a lyrical beast

  2. Meme February 12, 2019

    Wow. Solid on both pure and streaming. I think if any artist from newer comers or vets can do 100k pure sales & another 100k + streams, that’s good sales in today’s world. It would interesting to see how the vets perform these upcoming eras in a streaming world.

    So far the only VETS who has proven that they can perform thru pure, digital and streams are Drake, Taylor, Adele and Rihanna.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? February 12, 2019

      Take Rihsceduled off that List.

      It only sold 460 if memory serves me correctly lol ?


      • Hmmm… February 12, 2019

        Lol you don’t even have to look at Anti, it doesn’t matter what Rihanna album you use. it takes Adele 15 minutes to surpass Rihanna’s entire first week numbers.

      • Meme February 13, 2019

        You kids are a joke. Rihanna is in history books as one of the most highest selling digital artist. She had the record for many years and was one of the few who excelled digital sale became a thing.

    • Hmmm… February 12, 2019

      Lmaoooo, Comparing Rihanna’s sales to Adele and Taylor?!??? You tried it! ??? Rihanna’s pure sales are tragic.

      • DIABETES UNBOTHERED ? February 12, 2019

        15 Minutes????… ????????

        #FAX tho ?℻

      • Kuzzi February 12, 2019

        Except that Rihanna is the 3rd highest selling female artist of all time behind Madonna and Celine Dion. She is the 10th most successful charting Artist of all time according to Billboard. Just image how much more successful she would be if Black people actually bought her music the way white people go out and buy T. Swift and Adele’s music.

      • Hmmm… February 12, 2019

        That’s probably for records, sis. Not albums. Lol, We already know y’all love to buy those very affordable $1.29 singles. And what’s the point of “imagining” sales?? The question is, why don’t they?

      • Hmmm… February 12, 2019

        ***Why don’t black people actually buy her music the way white people do for Taylor and Adele?

      • Datredd23 February 13, 2019

        Rihanna is predicted to cross 100 million sps equivalent albums this year though making her the first artists to debut in the 00s to do so. So watch your misinformed mouth hater!

    • Fancy BISH February 13, 2019

      @Meme, trust me I was gonna comment in your defense, but the facts are the facts chile lol ???

  3. I can’t February 12, 2019

    The bar gets lower and lower every year. 100k used to only be acceptable for the r&b artists who weren’t in the popular genre, but was considered nothing short of an epic flop for the pop artists. These days cracking 300k in pure sales first week is unheard of and 100k is normal.

  4. i ain’t even LYING bOO February 12, 2019

    but it sucked tho. like, legit bad.

  5. DanYiel Iman February 12, 2019

    I’ll continue to pass on this message..??‍♂️

  6. Olusheyi February 13, 2019

    Good for her. I love that Thank you Next song.

  7. Matt February 13, 2019

    Ariana Grande is the Queen! Glad more and more people are supporting her. Though I have to ask, where were you people five years ago? Ariana has always been incredibly talented. I get to see her live in Albany next month. So excited.

    • Fancy BISH February 13, 2019

      Five years ago we were all listening to Beyonce’s Self-Titled album ❤️ …and apparently, Ariana was listening to it too cause all she did was pull it back out, sit in a corner and study it ? Like, for real REAL ? Beyonce sampled NASA…Ariana has a song called…NASA…Ghostin? Oh yeah, Beyonce had Haunted and Ghost ? That hue of pink on her album cover? Those trap beats? The unexpected explicitness? Seen it ALL before and done BETTER…but it’s whatever lol…you have the right to like whatever you like! ?? I’m sure the tour will Bey inspired too! ?

  8. Matt February 13, 2019

    Guys, you do realize that Adele has a mere 6 songs that have reached the top 10, don’t you? By comparison, if Break Up and Needy make it, Ariana will have 14 songs. And Rihanna has even more. Adele is successful in some areas, but much less so in others. She had two successful albums, hardly the legend some make her out to be.

  9. Keith February 13, 2019

    Such a horrible album, tho….

  10. Theman February 13, 2019

    She should be selling more with these huge hits. But these are great numbers overall.

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