Ariana Grande’s most recent album, thank u, next, hit two records on Apple Music after its release on February 9th, 2019.
The album broke the most day-one streams of a pop album, the most day-one streams for a female artist and was number one on Apple Music.
Biggest Day 1 Global Pop Album on Apple Music
Biggest Day 1 Global for a female artist on Apple Music
— Team Ariana (@TeamAriana) February 10, 2019
However, while no stats were released, it does speak volumes to Apple Music’s growth and popularity among musicians.
When musicians break streaming records, it usually correlates to a growing number of subscribers.
At the end of January, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Music had reached over 50 million paying subscribers.
It will be interesting if Ariana Grande’s album will draw in more paying subscribers later in the year.
Source: The Verge