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Chart Check [Hot 100]: The Weeknd Finally Ascends To #1 With ‘Starboy’

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Thanks to a $.69 “holiday sale” on iTunes, ‘Earned It’ singer The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has finally earned his third #1 single on the Hot 100.

14 weeks after its debut (and after a lengthy 8-week run at #2 behind rap duo Rae Sremmurd‘s smash single ‘Black Beatles’), ‘Starboy’ – the title track to Tesfaye’s third album (which hit #1 on the Billboard 200) – ascended to the tally’s perch on the wings of strong digital downloads and streaming performance.  Billboard reports:

[‘Starboy’ logged] the chart’s greatest week-over-week sales gain (up 28,000), surging by 49 percent to 86,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 22. “Starboy” tops the Hot 100 after eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 2, tying for the most weeks spent at No. 2 before leading the list. It matches Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry,” which ruled at last on the Jan. 23, 2016, chart, and OutKast‘s “The Way You Move,” featuring Sleepy Brown (Feb. 14, 2004).”

Congratz are certainly in order for Weeknd and his ‘Starboy’ co-stars Daft Punk.  The achievement marks the group’s first run at #1 in the U.S.

Tuck in below to see who else filled out this week’s refreshed Billboard Hot 100:


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15 Comments

  1. December 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm
    Cough Cough says:
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    That’s a saddddddd too 20

  2. December 31, 2016 at 3:39 pm
    Max says:
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    Congrats to him

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     WW SALES

    Bruno Mars
    24k Magic

    Atlantic
    216.000 sales this week / 1.013.000 sales in total

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    The Weeknd
    Starboy

    Republic
    111.000 sales this week / 664.000 sales in total

    • December 31, 2016 at 3:59 pm
      TheOne says:
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      Bruno wins again! I remember everyone on here was saying the Weekend was going to leave him in the dust. Talent wins again!

      • December 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm
        Max says:
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        Exactly! And I remember saying Bruno will end up outselling him in the long run but Abel’s stans refused to believe me

  3. December 31, 2016 at 3:48 pm
    Kordell Stewart says:
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    Bad and Bougie will probably reach #1 since it has gone viral. 🙄The charts are such a joke now!

  4. December 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm
    Bish in Africa says:
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    Ok

  5. December 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm
    meme says:
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    I see you Robyn, snatching top 20 hits with no video, no hype, or no promo for love on the brain. While other top artist cant even get one of those overly hype singles and 1 million videos to chart.

    Oh and congrats to the weeknd. his performance this era really shock me. I completely under estimated his star power. Kudos to him.

    • December 31, 2016 at 8:55 pm
      MusicLife says:
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      She did perform it at one or two award shows though.

  6. December 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm
    Mark111 /.\ says:
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    A lot of my friends oves his music, but they don’t buy albums, so he will have a hard time making it.

  7. December 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    Wonder Woman says:
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    Trash forgetable album with 0 memorable songs that will make it unto 2017 in my playlists

  8. December 31, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    💎Yellow Diamonds💎 says:
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    Come on ri! Slaying with no promo or nothing I see you baby. another top 20 before the new year. I see why you girls be upset lol damnnn

  9. December 31, 2016 at 6:03 pm
    FRESH NAVI says:
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    Glow with the low key slayage LOTB. hoping for another #1 ballad babay

  10. December 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    IG: @mixedboy says:
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    Mariah #16 … SLAY

  11. December 31, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    Shakira Stan says:
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    I riri lodged on that top 20 ….when all flop stays missing like Jay Z’s std check.

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