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Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener' Earns Her Third No. 1 Album
Ariana Grande's highly anticipated Sweetener is out and the numbers are in. The GRAMMY-nominated popstar's fourth album, released on Aug. 17, has dethroned Travis Scott's No. 1 album spot on the Billboard 200. Her latest chart-topper marks her third No. 1 album debut.
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— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 24, 2018
Sweetener has sold 231,000 equivalent album units (which accounts for digital purchases, streams and traditional album sales) in its first week ending Aug. 23. This will place the album at the top of the latest Billboard 200 chart dated Sept. 1, replacing Scott's Astroworld, which also debuted at No. 1. The songs on the new album collected a total of 126.7 million streams in this first week, making it the biggest streaming week ever for a pop album by a woman.
Of the four studio albums the artist has released, this is her third time debuting at No. 1. Last year's Dangerous Woman was the only one to miss the mark, yet it wasn't far behind, debuting and peaking at No. 2 on the chart, behind Drake's Views.