Ariana Grande's "Positions" Achieves Rare Official Chart Double In UK
Ariana Grande pulls off a rare Official Chart Double as Positions, her sixth album and its title track, each claim No. 1 on this week’s Official Singles and Albums Charts in the UK.
Positions becomes Ariana’s fourth consecutive No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart, racking up 27,500 chart sales, including 27.6 million track streams. Her previous chart-toppers are 'thank u, xext' (2019), 'sweetener' (2018), and 'Dangerous Woman' (2016).
Meanwhile 'positions' (single) leads the Official Singles Chart for a second week, while two more tracks from the record land in the Top 40: 34+35 at Number 9 and 'Motive (ft. Doja Cat)' at 16. The entries take her tally of UK Top 40 hits to 28.
Grande is the fourth artist to achieve the chart double in the UK this year, following the successes of Drake, Eminem and Stormzy. It’s the second time she’s claimed it, after "thank u, next" (album) / 'Break Up With Your Girlfriend,' 'I’m Bored' (single) topped the charts in the same week in February 2019.
The superstar is also the first female artist to score consecutive chart double wins in almost ten years, since Rihanna’s "Loud" (album) / 'What’s My Name' (single) and "Talk That Talk" (album) / 'We Found Love' (single), both in 2011.
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