UPDATE: Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" Becomes Fastest Video to Reach 100 Million Views

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UPDATE: After breaking a YouTube record by becoming the most-viewed video within the first 24 hours of its premiere, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” music video has now hit another milestone: the fastest to reach 100 million views. “thank u, next” was able to accomplish this feat only after four days of its release on Friday, November 30. View the original story below.

Ariana Grande‘s newly-released “thank u, next” music video has just broken a YouTube record. The clip, inspired by some of the best female-led movies such as Mean Girls, Bring It On, and Legally Blonde, has taken the honors of being YouTube’s most-viewed video within the first 24 hours of its premiere.

Having dropped at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST Friday, within 24 hours Grande managed to pull in 50.2 million views, surpassing K-pop supergroup BTS’s “Idol” music video and its 45.9 million views. And to top it all off, 829,000 viewers were watching simultaneously at its peak and over 516,000 chat messages were sent during the video’s debut, causing a temporary delay in comments being posted.

Below are the previous 10 most-viewed YouTube music videos in the first 24 hours:

1. BTS, “Idol” – 45.9 million
2. Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do” – 43.2 million
3. Eminem, “Killshot” – 38.1 million
4. Blackpink, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” – 36.2 million
5. Psy, “Gentleman” – 36 million
6. BTS, “Fake Love” – 35.9 million
7. Twice, “Yes or Yes” – 31.4 million
8. Nicky Jam feat. J. Balvin, “X (EQUIS)” – 29.7 million
9. XXXTentacion, “Sad!” – 27.7 million
10. Adele, “Hello” – 26.3 million

“thank, u next” has also earned Ariana Grande her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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