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

Published: Saturday 31st Dec 2016 by Rashad

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:

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. Cough Cough December 31, 2016

    That’s a saddddddd too 20

  2. Max December 31, 2016

    Congrats to him


    Bruno Mars
    24k Magic

    216.000 sales this week / 1.013.000 sales in total


    The Weeknd

    111.000 sales this week / 664.000 sales in total

    • TheOne December 31, 2016

      Bruno wins again! I remember everyone on here was saying the Weekend was going to leave him in the dust. Talent wins again!

      • Max December 31, 2016

        Exactly! And I remember saying Bruno will end up outselling him in the long run but Abel’s stans refused to believe me

  3. Kordell Stewart December 31, 2016

    Bad and Bougie will probably reach #1 since it has gone viral. ?The charts are such a joke now!

  4. Bish in Africa December 31, 2016


  5. meme December 31, 2016

    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.

    • MusicLife December 31, 2016

      She did perform it at one or two award shows though.

  6. Mark111 /.\ December 31, 2016

    A lot of my friends oves his music, but they don’t buy albums, so he will have a hard time making it.

  7. Wonder Woman December 31, 2016

    Trash forgetable album with 0 memorable songs that will make it unto 2017 in my playlists

  8. ?Yellow Diamonds? December 31, 2016

    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. FRESH NAVI December 31, 2016

    Glow with the low key slayage LOTB. hoping for another #1 ballad babay

  10. IG: @mixedboy December 31, 2016

    Mariah #16 … SLAY

  11. Shakira Stan December 31, 2016

    I riri lodged on that top 20 ….when all flop stays missing like Jay Z’s std check.

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