Ariana Grande breaks record as thank u, next is the most viewed video in 24 hours

The singer also becomes Spotify's most listened to artist globally.

Ariana Grande has set a new record for the most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours with the visual for her latest single thank u next. 

UPDATE (06 Dec): According to YouTube the clip, which sees Grande pay homage to 2000s teen movies including Mean Girls and Legally Blonde, accumulated over 55 million views in its first 24 hours, surpassing the previous record holder K-pop group BTS, who notched up 45.9 million views for their Idol music video in its first 24 hours in August.

thank u, next also set the record as the most-viewed video that used YouTube’s Premiere scheduling feature, with 829,000 viewers watching simultaneously at its peak.

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As if that wasn't enough, Grande has become the most listened to artist worldwide on Spotify with 46.9 million monthly listens, overtaking previous holder Selena Gomez.  

thank u, next is currently enjoying a fourth week at Number 1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, and it one of the favourites to claim the 2018 Official Christmas Number 1 - see who else she's up against for the festive crown here