As one of the first most anticipated albums of 2018, the record immediately captured #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Albums and Top Pop Albums charts. It’s held the top spot on both respective charts since becoming live at midnight last night and continues going strong. Around the world, it has peaked at #1 on iTunes in 96 countries thus far, speaking to her presence as an international force everywhere.
Among its blockbuster tracklisting, the record includes the RIAA double-platinum smash “Havana” [feat. Young Thug]. “Havana” recently crossed 765 cumulative streams and counting fast approaching the billion mark. Making history, the song achieved “the longest run at #1 on Top 40 Radio by a female artist in five years” in addition to occupying the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks and the top three for ten weeks. Having spent 5 weeks at #1 – “Havana” is also the “longest running female #1 single in the UK since Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ in 2011.” Globally, she stands out as the “most-streamed female artist on Spotify” and “2nd most-streamed artist on Spotify” in addition to becoming the “first female artist to achieve over 40 million monthly listeners.”
The new single, “Never Be The Same” officially impacted radio this week and instantly soared to #29. She debuted the song with a powerhouse performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday.