Ariana Grande’s Second #1 Debut Is ‘Everything’

Two-for-two. Not too shabby.

When Ariana Grande promised to give you My Everything she wasn’t kidding. And neither were you — since plenty of Arianators went out last week and bought enough copies of Grande’s sophomore album to help her score a second #1 debut in a row.

Grande Thank You
According to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, Grande sold 169,000 copies of Everything, giving the 21-year-old her second #1 on the Billboard 200 in less than a year. It’s the first time a woman has scored back-to-back #1s with her first two efforts since Susan Boyle did it in 2010, according to Billboard. It’s also the second-biggest sales week for a female pop artist in 2014 behind Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence (182,000).

Grande’s debut, Yours Truly, was released on August 30, 2013 and sold 138,000 copies in its first week.

Sam’s At Half A Milli
Ariana easily bested the latest from country star Brad Paisley, Moonshine in the Trunk, which landed at #2 (53,000) and R&B vet Kem, whose Promise to Love was just behind at #3 (52,000). British crooner Sam Smith crossed the half-million mark with In The Lonely Hour, which sold 30,000 more copies for an 11-week total of 523,000.

After debuting at #1, Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood, dropped 67 percent to #6 (30,000), despite his wife’s vigorous celebration dance.

Bey Bounce
In the first full week since her 2014 MTV Video Music Awards triumph, BeyoncĂ©’s self-titled album had a HUGE bounce, moving up 30 spots and 181 percent to #14 as sales hit nearly 16,000. Not quite as many fans showed up for G-Unit’s return, The Beauty of Independence, which came in at #17 on sales of 14,000. 50 Cent and the crew did a bit better on the iTunes album chart, where Beauty debuted at #8.

Keep Shakin’
Taylor Swift will hold down the #1 spot on the Billboard Digital Songs chart for a second week with “Shake It Off,” which moved another 340,000 copies. Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” held tight as well at #2 (251,000), as did Jessie J., Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” (233,000, up 47 percent).

Also up was Minaj’s “Anaconda,” which moved up two spots to #4 as sales rose 51 percent (181,000).

Slim Shady Shows ’Guts’
It was a decent debut for Eminem’s latest single, “Guts Over Fear,” the Sia-featuring song that came in at #6 on sales of 130,000.

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