Ariana Grande pulls off the rare Official Chart Double as “Positions,” her sixth album and its title track, each claim Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles and Albums Charts.
“Positions” becomes Ariana’s fourth consecutive Number 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, Next’ (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.
Ariana is the fourth artist to achieve the chart double in 2020 – 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 star 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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