Charts analysis: Ariana Grande secures third week at No.1

Ariana Grande’s five-week lock on the singles chart is over but her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next is No.1 again in a frozen top five, becoming the first by an overseas female solo star to spend three consecutive weeks at No.1 since Rihanna’s Loud a little over eight years ago – and not since Lady Gaga’s The Fame racked up four straight weeks at the summit has a US female soloist remained atop the chart for as long.

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