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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 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.

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