Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

Albums from Aretha Franklin and Cole Swindell follow in the Top 3.

Ariana Grande on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Ariana Grande released her fourth studio album “Sweetener” late Thursday night.

By Friday morning, the explicit version had ascended to #1 on the US iTunes all-genre sales chart.

“Sweetener” remains in that pinnacle position as of press time at 9:55PM ET.

With music fans exploring Aretha Franklin’s catalog in the wake of her passing, the iconic artist’s “30 Greatest Hits” album sits at #2. Cole Swindell’s new “All Of It” follows at #3.

Death Cab For Cutie’s “Thank You For Today” (#4) and Blue October’s “I Hope You’re Happy” (#5), both new releases, complete the Top 5.

Nicki Minaj’s “Queen” (#6), the clean version of “Sweetener” (#7), Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings” (#8), Young Thug & Young Stoner Life’s new “Slime Language” (#9) and the soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” also occupy Top 10 positions.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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