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YouTube Says Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Video Just Set A New Record

More than 800,000 people watched Grande’s new music video the second it hit YouTube.

Last updated on November 30, 2018, at 6:19 p.m. ET

Posted on November 30, 2018, at 5:20 p.m. ET

After weeks of hype, Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video finally premiered Friday. It event.

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And in case there was a question of whether excitement for the video was being overblown, YouTube confirmed it set a new record for content using the platform’s new premiere tool.


YouTube Premieres allows viewers to experience the premiere of a video together.

The “Thank U, Next” video peaked at around 829,000 viewers watching simultaneously, with over 516,000 messages posted in the discussion sidebar, another all-time record for Premieres on YouTube, the company said.

YouTube also tweeted that all that traffic to the video put commenting on a delay.

Via Twitter: @ArianaGrande

So one could say the "Thank U, Next" video is doing amazing, sweetie.