Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next music video sets new YouTube Premieres record with 829,000 people watching live debut
Ariana Grande’s latest tune – Thank U, Next – was released in early November and became the pop singer’s first number-one single in the US upon its debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Now the music video for the song has also become an instant smash.
Upon it’s release on Friday, the video set a new YouTube record with 829,000 simultaneous live viewers on its Premieres tool, which allows people to experience videos together in real time, according to Buzzfeed.
Smash hit: Ariana Grande set a new YouTube record with 829,000 simultaneous live viewers on its Premieres tool on Friday
Apparently the traffic for the live premiere of the Thank U, Next video was so frantic that it delayed the comments section of the Premieres tool.
‘@ArianaGrande the thank u, next video was so good, it broke the internet (or at least delayed YouTube comments from posting for a bit),’ Team You Tube shared on its Twitter account.
‘Comments are still working for the video, they’re just delayed!’
Within minutes, the pop superstar took to Twitter and responded: ‘that’s hard.’
Massive traffic: The frenzy for the video delayed the Premieres comments section
Another record setter: YouTube also announced the video set a new Premieres record with over 516,000 messages posted in the discussion sidebar
Trending: The video has had nearly 18million views on YouTube within six hours of its premiere
Despite the delay to the comments section, YouTube also announced the video set a new Premieres record with over 516,000 messages posted in the discussion sidebar.
The new video is a homage to the characters from four iconic films: Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30 and Legally Blonde.
She also makes several references to now ex-fiancee Pete Davidson, and there are a number of hilarious cameos including Kardashian/Jenner momager, Kris Jenner.
The new video is a homage to the characters from four iconic films: Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30 and Legally Blonde
Making an appearance: There are a number of hilarious cameos in the video including Kardashian/Jenner momager, Kris Jenner
New music: Thank U, Next is the first single Grande’s upcoming fifth studio album
To put the debut’s smashing success in perspective, the video has had nearly 18million views on YouTube within six hours of its premiere.
Thank U, Next is the first single Grande’s upcoming fifth studio album of the same name. It comes fresh on the heels of 2018’s Sweetener, which was released on August 17, 2018.
The 24-year old had announced she was taking a break from music in October, following the death of ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. But within weeks she reversed course and said that she had been in the studio working on new music.
She has since revealed that her upcoming 2019 world tour will be in support of both the Sweetener and Thanks U, Next albums.
Coming soon: The 24-year old heads out on a world tour in 2019 in support for her latest albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next