ARIANA GRANDE’s critically acclaimed third full-length album, Dangerous Woman [Republic Records], is the #1 selling album in the world this week.
Dominating charts globally, it captured #1 on iTunes in over 70 countries. With combined numbers totaling over 175k in the U.S. alone, it also marks the “biggest first-week sales of her career” thus far according to Billboard. Outside of Beyoncé, it marks the biggest first-week for a female artist in 2016. Moreover, it’s one of the Top 10 album debuts of 2016. Stateside, it’s the #1 digital album. Global consumption has reached over 1 million album equivalents, while ARIANA scored her first #1 album debut in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Italy and matches the #1 debut of 2014’s My Everything in Canada, Australia, and Mexico. This is her third consecutive #1 debut on the Japanese Oricon International Album Chart. Meanwhile since its release on March 11, the title track and first single “Dangerous Woman” continues to climb the charts, jumping from 14 to 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week.
Prior to its release, anticipation for Dangerous Woman amped up across radio and digital platforms. ARIANA partnered with Snapchat for The Ariana Lens. Partnered with Apple Music, The Ariana Lens received well over 100 million views in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia. The innovative rollout included revealing one song per day with Apple Music during release week and an intimate performance at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York debuted on VEVO.
Recently, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum superstar hosted and performed on a much talked about episode Saturday Night Live in addition to appearing on the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Radio Disney Music Awards, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Voice and the Billboard Music Awards.
Her influence continues to grow in 2016. Not only does she cover the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, but she also was named one of TIME Magazine’s “Most Influential People.”