It marks the first time Grande lands at No. 1 across the pond.
The U.K. slipped on their latex bunny ears and dived into Ariana Grande’s new album Dangerous Woman, giving the pop diva her first U.K. No. 1 album ever.
It was a close call.
Official Charts reports Grande sold only 600 more copies of her album than Drake’s Views, which takes the No. 2 spot, though he was the most streamed record of the last seven days, garnering over 11,000 sales-equivalent streams. However, his single “One Dance” featuring Wizkid & Kyla stays put at No. 1 for the seventh straight week.
Rounding out the Top Five are Richard Ashcroft’s fourth studio album These People, debuting at No. 3. Beyonce’s Lemonade slips 2-4 and Bob Dylan’s Fallen Angels rings in at No. 5.
Meanwhile in the states, updated estimates suggest Ariana could be bumped to the No. 2 or even No. 3 spot by Drake and Blake Shelton. Drake’s physical album sales of 50k-60k pale in comparison to Ari’s Dangerous Woman which is predicted to sell 130k-140k, but his stream game is strong. Hits Daily Double now claims Views could move 170-180k sales plus streaming (SPS), eclipsing Ari’s 160-170k SPS.
Shelton’s new album If I’m Honest is on her tail – they believe he’ll sell 140-150k pure album sales or 150-160k SPS.
If these numbers are accurate, next week’s top three will be Drake, Ariana then Shelton respectively.
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