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Ariana Grande's 'Eternal Sunshine' is the biggest album of 2024 so far

Ariana Grande's long-awaited new album, “Eternal sun,” opens at the top of the latest Billboard chart with the biggest debut of the year so far, kicking off a season of anticipated blockbusters from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa.

“Eternal Sunshine,” Grande’s seventh studio album and her first in nearly four years, debuts at No. 1 with the equivalent of 227,000 sales in the United States, including 195 million streams and 77,000 copies sold in their together, according to monitoring. Luminer service. After a first single, “Oui, Et?” went to No. 1 in January, the full album arrived with Grande on “Saturday Night Live” and then – along with Cynthia Erivo, her co-star in the upcoming two-part film “Wicked” – appearing as a presenter at the Oscars.

“Eternal Sunshine” is Grande’s sixth No. 1 album. All of her studio albums have reached the top, except 2016's “Dangerous Woman,” which was held at No. 2 by that year’s heavy hitter, Drake’s “Views.”

Since her last album, “Positions” (2020), Grande is filming an adaptation of the Broadway musical “Wicked», in which she will play Glinda the Good. Production of the film was delayed first by the coronavirus and then by last year's SAG-AFTRA strike; the first “Wicked” film is expected to be released in November.

Grande's first week numbers are the best of any new album this year, by a decent margin, surpassing those of Ye and Ty Dolla Sign.Vultures 1» (148,000). Other big numbers are on the horizon for Beyoncé's country pivot, “Cowboy Carter,” due out later this month; Swift’s “The Department of Tortured Poets,” in April; then “Radical Optimism” by Lipa in May.

Also this week, “One Thing at a Time” by Morgan Wallen, which reached number 1 for the 19th time last week, falls to #2. Noah Kahan's “Stick Season” is No. 3, “Vultures 1” is No. 4 and SZA's “SOS” is No. 5.

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