Ariana Grande's new album Thank U, Next breaks iTunes records as it goes straight to number one

Ariana Grande's new album Thank U, Next breaks iTunes records as it goes straight to number one

February 9, 2019

The 25-year-old pop diva only released her new album, Thank U, Next, this morning but it seems that fans just couldn't wait to hear it as it soared to the top of the charts in five minutes.

It's hardly surprising that the album has been so successful either, as Ariana's fans immediately took to social media in the thousands to praise the singer for her latest release.

One wrote: "I love @ArianaGrande's new album so much."

Another said: "love that the first thing I did when I woke up was listen to @ArianaGrande new album"

A third enthused fan added: "I Love you and I Can't Even Stop thinking about how much Your New Album is a Mood for the Entire Year of 2019!"

It seems like Ariana had trouble coming to terms with the instant success of her album too, as she apologised to fans for the slight delay and confessed: "I can't stop crying."

She said: "i’m sorry my posts were late. scooter allison my mom and wendy made speeches and i cant stop crying. i love y’all. i hope u enjoy this album. this music, you guys and my friends saved my life. love u. sry. iight bye."

She later followed this up with: "cried sm tonight that my eyes feel like they know something i don’t"

Thank U, Next, is the singer's second album release in six months, after she dropped her Sweetener album in August last year.

The new album contains already released tracks such as Thank U, Next and 7 rings, as well as new tracks such as Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored- which she has dropped a new music video for too.

But, it was the track Ghostin which has caught everybody's attention – with the emotional ballad seemingly detailing the impact her split from Mac had on her relationship with former fiance Pete Davidson.

Ariana previously told a fan on Twitter that Ghostin is about "feeling badly [sic] for the person you're with because you love somebody else.

"Feeling badly because he can tell he can't compare…. And how I should be ghosting him."

In the heartbreaking song, Ariana reveals that she would cry herself to sleep while her partner was asleep next to her.

She sings: "I know you hear me when I cry, I try to hold it in at night while you're sleeping next to me."

The star then says: "Look at the cards that we've been dealt, if you were anybody else [we] probably wouldn't last a day."

Meanwhile, the singer who has been nominated for two Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album at this year's ceremony has recently revealed that she will not be attending the annual award show in Los Angeles. 

Ariana was set to perform as well as attend the annual ceremony, however has said that she is not prepared to engage in "playing games" with organisers.

Her claims follow comments made by Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich in which he claimed Grande could not "pull something together" last-minute for the show.

Grande has taken to Twitter to hit back at his comments – claiming that her decisions stemmed from artistic integrity and a wish to feel "supported".

She said that she is grateful for the two nominations she received for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards but is not attending.

Grande wrote: "i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken.

"It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more.

"I offered 3 different songs. it's about collaboration. it's about feeling supported.

"it's about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games.

"it's just a game y'all.. and i'm sorry but that's not what music is to me."

She added: "I hope that helps everyone understand my decision. i am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year."

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