AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande continues breaking records as her latest album "Thank U, Next" holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200. The record racked up an additional 150,000 equivalent album units in its second week, including 20,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending February 21, according to Nielsen Music.
With that, "Thank U, Next" has become her first album to top the chart more than a week as well as the first album by a solo female singer to earn more than one week at the top in over a year. Taylor Swift's "Reputation" previously ruled the chart for four nonconsecutive weeks.
In addition to that, "Thank U, Next" becomes the most streamed album of the week after gaining 168.6 million on-demand audio streams. That's the second biggest-week for a pop album as well as the third-largest week for a woman. It trails behind "Thank U, Next" debut frame and Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy".
Back to this week's chart, the soundtrack to "Bohemian Rhapsody" hits a new peak at No. 2 with 56,000 units. The chart rise is thanks to the release of the Oscar-winning movie's DVD and blu-ray. Meanwhile, "A Star Is Born" soundtrack album slips to No. 3 with 51,000 units. Both albums are expected for further gains in the wake of the 91st Annual Academy Awards.
Florida Georgia Line earns their fourth top five effort as "Can't Say I Ain't Country" debuts at No. 4 with 50,000. Also arriving in this week's top ten is Drake's 10-year-old "So Far Gone" mixtape which launches at No. 5 with 45,000 units. The record was initially released for free in 2009 and was never commercial issued or distributed to streaming services until February 15 of this year.
Former chart-topping album dominate the rest of top ten for this week, with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's "Hoodie SZN" falling to No. 6 with 39,000 units. Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" follows at No. 7 with 34,000 units, while Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld" descends to No. 8 with 33,000 units. 21 Savage's "I Am > I Was" and Meek Mill's "Championships" round the top ten at No. 9 (32,000 units) and No 10 (32,000 units) respectively.
Next week, Ariana will face a new competitor as Offset's "Father of 4" is expected to make its debut.