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Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next Video Sets New Record


After releasing Friday, the clip required minimal over three days to eclipse South Korea’s Psy, whose video for Gentleman took a couple of hours longer to hit 100 million views in 2013.

Grande, 25, had prodded the video – which reproduces scenes from a few 2000s-time youngster films including Mean Girls and Legally Blonde – for a considerable length of time in the wake of releasing the separation song of devotion on 5 November.

Thank U, Next also broke the record for most views in the 24 hours after its YouTube release with 55.4 million, smashing the previous record of 45.9 million views held by Korean boy band BTS for IDOL.

In the song, Grande reflects on former loves including rappers Big Sean and the late Mac Miller as well as the comedian and actor Pete Davidson, with whom she had a brief but heavily publicized engagement.

The track earned Grande, who launched her career acting in a series for the youth network Nickelodeon, her first number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, a music industry standard chart based on sales along with online streaming and radio play.

The pop artist will release an album – also titled Thank U, Next – at a yet unannounced date

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