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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ breaks record for most weeks on Billboard Hot 100

The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ breaks record for most weeks on Billboard Hot 100

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I think The Weeknd has a hit on his hands. The Weeknd’s huge 2019 single “Blinding Lights” has broken the record for the Billboard Chart record most weeks spent on the Hot 100.

The widely-acclaimed track, which also appeared on Abel Tesfaye’s After Hours album, has now spent 88 weeks on the chart, breaking the previous record set by Imagine Dragons with “Radioactive.”

The song was released on November 29, 2019, and despite all the time that has passed between then and now, it’s still high up on the charts, at No. 18 this week.

Additionally, aside from the new feat, “Blinding Lights” also holds the record for most weeks spent in the top 5, top 10, top 20, and top 40 of the chart.

The Weeknd took to Instagram to celebrate the feat, sharing several photos of himself, his dog and a meme.

“Forever grateful to be able to experiment with sounds, try new things with my voice and create music with the people I truly love and respect,” The Weeknd wrote. “For the last decade every song has been a journey and to be able to continue this journey has been nothing short of a blessing. It’s the only gift I could ever ask for. I’ll be doing it for as long as I can breathe. I love my fans and wouldn’t be here without you. Big day for blinding lights. Multiple songs in the top 20. Thursday turns 10. Caesar turned 4 and the fucking dawn is coming. LET’S GO.”

Meanwhile, the performer’s newest song, “Take My Breath” — which leads off the upcoming follow-up to his hit 2020 album, After Hours — enters the Hot 100 at No. 6 this week.



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