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Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Album Claims #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

The new Ariana Grande album rockets to #1 on the all-genre chart.

Ariana Grande | Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Some pieces of news are surprising.

Others epitomize the notion of predictable. This is one of those stories.

Shortly after its official launch late Thursday/early Friday, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” rocketed to #1 on the all-genre US iTunes sales chart.

It will surely stay in that position for the better part of the weekend — if not longer.

“thank u, next” is the follow-up to Grande’s chart-topping, Grammy-nominated smash “sweetener.” It is a virtual lock to top the Billboard 200 in its own right.

It, moreover, has already produced two multi-week #1 singles in the title track and “7 rings.”

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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