Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

Ariana Grande’s new album sets multiple Apple Music streaming records

Ariana Grande’s new album sets multiple Apple Music streaming records

Ariana Grande’s album thank u, next set two new records on Apple Music when it debuted last Friday: the most first-day streams of a pop album, and the most first-day streams of a female artist. Unfortunately, neither stat comes with specific figures, but the record-breaking accolades speak to more than just Grande’s success as an artist — they also speak to Apple Music’s quickly growing subscriber base.

Apple has released streaming stats more and more often over the past year, seemingly to boast about how much of a success its service can be for major artists. Last June, Apple said that Drake set a record for first-day album streams, cracking 170 million on Scorpion. As far as we know, that’s still the…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/11/18220413/ariana-grande-apple-music-thank-u-next-streaming-record

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