It ain’t Christmas any more, Mariah! Ariana Grande has seized the Spotify 24-hour-streams record that Mariah Carey snaffled in December. The latter’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ was streamed 10.8m times on Christmas Eve, but now Grande’s new track ‘7 Rings’ has the record, after nearly 15m streams in the 24 hours after its release last Friday.

“4 million more than the former record holder! History is being made!” tweeted her manager Scooter Braun, as the figure was confirmed.

It’s not the only record that Ariana holds on Spotify either: in November her ‘thank u, next’ track reached 100m streams on the service 11 days after its release – the quickest song to reach that milestone. What’s more, ‘7 Rings’ has bolstered Grande’s position as the most popular artist on Spotify: at the time of writing, she has 54.7 million monthly listeners, more than four million ahead of second-placed Post Malone.

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Stuart Dredge

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