Ariana Grande 'Thank U, Next' music video 'breaks the internet'

The release of the music video for Ariana Grande's mega-hit 'Thank U, Next' has "broken the internet", weeks after the song struck down numerous Spotify records.

The video for 'Thank U, Next' was released on Saturday on YouTube's Premiere feature, which lets viewers simultaneously tune into the debut of a new video, and instantly broke a major record.

At one point during the live stream, 829,000 people were viewing the video, making it the biggest video launch using the feature - so big in fact it broke Youtube.

After the stream, the Team YouTube Twitter account tweeted that "it broke the internet" with comments on the video appearing delayed, which Mashable reported was due to an overloading of the site with viewers.

The music video is a homage to Mean Girls, re-creating scenes from that film as well as Legally Blonde and Bring It On, and features a series of celebrity cameos, including from Kris Jenner.

Grande, who was Billboard's 2018 Woman of the Year, has found incredible success with the new song, which became her first single to top the Billboard Hot 100.

It was the first song by a woman to debut at number one since Adele's 'Hello' in 2015, while breaking the record for the most streams by a woman in one day by a female artist on Spotify and the fastest song to pass 100 million streams.

The singer has had a bumpy couple of years, with the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller as well as 22 people dying at her Manchester concert from a suicide bombing last year.

However, her album, Sweetener, which was released earlier this year, spawned a number of chart-topping hits like 'No Tears left to Cry' and received rave reviews from critics.