Streaming Masters – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande streaming

Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande‘s last album, has been released in last February. Is it on the way to be as successful as the singer’s previous eras?


Ariana Grande streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Ariana Grande streaming review – the results

Total: 19,817,401 EAS

Ariana Grande most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Thank U, Next [Thank U, Next]1,148,000
2. Side To Side [Dangerous Woman]1,126,000
3. 7 Rings [Thank U, Next]1,087,000
4. Bang Bang [My Everything]1,057,000
5. Into You [Dangerous Woman]866,000
6. No Tears Left to Cry [Sweetener]853,000
7. One Last Time [My Everything]837,000
8. Problem [My Everything]815,000
9. Break Free [My Everything]801,000
10. Dangerous Woman [Dangerous Woman]609,000
11. Love Me Harder [My Everything]550,000
12. God Is a Woman [Sweetener]537,000
13. Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored [Thank U, Next]489,000
14. Breathin [Sweetener]395,000
15. Santa Tell Me [Orphan]374,000
16. Focus [Orphan]363,000
17. Everyday [Dangerous Woman]294,000
18. The Way [Yours Truly]242,000
19. Imagine [Thank U, Next]236,000
20. Best Mistake [My Everything]212,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), XiamiGenie.

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The “Comprehensive Audio Stream” incluides Spotify??
Please i want to know 🙁


What is “Comprehensive Audio Stream” means?


Can you uptade the “Thank U, Next” Tracks??


Hi Jose!

Actually, complete figures (streams & sales) of Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, BTS and Maroon 5 have all been updated. We need to organize ourselves to get the writting part done but expect them to pop up soon 🙂


its been one year since you posted this… 7 rings and the positions era is nowhere to be found


Can you update ariana’s career sales? Plz


Queen but do Sam Smith next..


Very interesting to me that Dangerous Woman has less streams total than My Everything. But I suppose that’s probably because My Everything is two years older so it’s had more time on its side.


Streaming monster. So proud for Ariana. Mini Icon.

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