Ariana Grande breaks 100m Spotify streams record with “thank u, next”

Grande’s new single reached the landmark figure in just 11 days.

November 15, 2018
Ariana Grande breaks 100m Spotify streams record with “thank u, next” Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.   Kevin Winter/Getty

Ariana Grande has celebrated a Spotify record after her new single "thank u, next" was streamed 100m times in just 11 days following its November 3 release. This is the quickest time that figure has been achieved. Grande shared the news on Instagram alongside a "🖤" emoji.

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It is also reported that Grande's new single is also the most-streamed female artist in a 24-hour period. "thank u, next"'s 9.6m streams replaced Taylor Swift's 2017 record of 9.1 million streams of 2017 single "Look What You Made Me Do."

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Grande's break-up anthem debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard chart, her first chart-topping single. The song, which namechecks ex-boyfriends Pete Davidson and Mac Miller, was tweeted about over a million times upon its release, many of which were the hilarious "love, patience, pain" meme attached to the single.

The FADER has contacted Spotify for comment.

Ariana Grande breaks 100m Spotify streams record with “thank u, next”