ARIANA GRANDE’S DANGEROUS WOMAN #1 SELLING ALBUM IN THE WORLD THIS WEEK
CAPTURES #1 ON ITUNES IN OVER 70 COUNTRIES
GLOBAL CONSUMPTION REACHES OVER 1 MILLION ALBUM EQUIVALENTS
APPLE MUSIC PARTNERED TO CREATE ARIANA SNAPCHAT LENS RECEIVING OVER 100 MILLION VIEWS
“This is one of the best albums yet of 2016” – People
“jaw-dropping voice—one of the most exquisite in pop today”– Entertainment Weekly
“a mature portrait of an artist blessed with one of pop’s strongest voices, brimming with potential hits.” – USA Today
“still an outsized, dangerous talent” – Rolling Stone
NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2016) – 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.”
ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE:
Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.
Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six times-platinum hit "Problem." Upon the single's release, ARIANA became "the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week," while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard's Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—"Problem," "Break Free" featuring Zedd, and "Bang Bang" with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.
In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.
2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Seth MacFarlane, The Weeknd, Zendaya, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Stromae, Tïesto), NBC's The Voice, School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line) and Dot Records (Maddie + Tae).