Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” Breaks Weekly Global Spotify Record

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Ariana Grande on the set of the “7 rings” video | Instagram

Although Ariana Grande’s previous single (“thank u, next”) smashed streaming records upon its release last fall, the odds that “7 rings” would far surpass the reach of its predecessor seemed slim. And yet here we are.

Arriving with 71,467,874 streams in the frame ending January 24 (more than double the count of last week’s global chart topper), “7 rings” has broken the weekly global Spotify record.

That tops the sum of 67,499,798 that previous record holder “In My Feelings” (Drake) earned in the week ending July 19, 2018. “7 rings” notably becomes the first track to accumulate over 70 million listens across one version*

Additionally, Ariana Grande joins Drake as the only artists with multiple tracks surpassing 50 million global listens in a single week.

Here’s an updated list of the tracks with the biggest weekly streaming peaks on Spotify (over 50 million)

1. Ariana Grande – 7 rings – 71,467,874
2. Drake – In My Feelings – 67,499,798
3. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You – 64,217,796
4. Ariana Grande – thank u, next – 59,975,503
5. Drake – God’s Plan – 54,891,573
6. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix) – 54,729,818*

Launching in the top spot with career high sales in the United Kingdom, “7 rings” is expected to blast in at #1 on the Hot 100 (US) come next week.

*Note: “Despacito” topped 70 million global Spotify streams in multiple weeks when combining stream counts posted by the original and its various remixes.

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