Ariana Grande was all smiles Sunday on Instagram after her latest album Positions became her fifth studio effort to reach number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The 27-year-old pop superstar posted a blissful picture of herself grinning with her eyes closed while wearing a pink dress with a giant bow on the front.
‘HAPPY,’ she wrote in the caption along with an upside down smiley face for her roughly 205 million followers on Instagram. The Florida native earlier took to social media to express her gratitude after it was reported by Billboard that Positions had become Ariana’s third number one album in less than two years and three months.
She shared the chart achievement on Instagram and Twitter with a scroll reading: ‘positions #1 billboard 200 album’. ‘hello / thank u. this is my favorite album yet and your response to the music has made my heart so incredibly full, i can’t even begin to fully express how much it means. so thank u. so very much,’ Ariana also wrote on Twitter for her nearly 79 million followers.
She elaborated more on Instagram adding: ‘i know these things aren’t v important on the grand scheme of things but when they do happen i feel it’s important to express gratitude for your love and support !!! so i am indeed rambling today. sry.’ Ariana also asked her followers: ‘what’s your favorite track after one week of positions?’
Positions was released October 30 by Republic Records after Ariana earlier in the month surprised fans with short notice of the new music. It debuted with 174,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending November 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Ariana also earned the distinction of having the fastest accumulation of three number one proper studio albums by a female artist. Her 2018 album Sweetener and 2019 album Thank U, Next also reached number one making Ariana the fastest woman in the 64-year history of the Billboard 200 chart to claim three number one proper studio albums. Ariana last week also debuted her lead single Positions as well as a music video in which she performed multiple duties at the White House.