The Weeknd Dominates Spotify, Itunes Charts With New Singles ‘Blinding Lights’ & ‘Heartless’

Published: Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 by Rashad

The Weeknd may be well on the way to another chart-topper if the commercial response to his latest duo of singles, ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless,’ is anything to judge by.

As we reported here, the Grammy-winner (born Abel Tesfaye) unleashed the tracks with little warning last week.  Immediately greeted with acclaim from his devoted fans, the tunes quickly shot to the top of real time sales and streaming charts – positions they have maintained well into this week.

Following the release of an accompanying music video for ‘Heartless’ and the Mercedes Benz ad campaign featuring ‘Blinding Lights’ as its official theme, it’s pretty safe to say Tesfaye’s en route to kicking off one hell of an era.

See what we mean inside:


To coincide with the release of his new music, The Weeknd was tapped to be the creative director for Mercedes-Benz’s recently unveiled ‘Enjoy Electric’ ad campaign.  Using his new single, ‘Blinding,’ as the title song for the EQC, the first fully electric SUV under Mercedes’ EQ electric car brand, the Max Martin-produced cut’s public profile was boosted by the release of a Nicolas Mendez-directed video spot that shows the 29-year-old and electric cars through the ages (see it in full above).

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The combined push from his music label home and Mercedes are spelling well for him.  As seen on the charts below, both ‘Blinding’ and ‘Heartless’ are dominating the competition in streaming and sales.

Real-time iTunes Charts
Real-time Spotify charts:

Once radio is added to the mix, next week should see both songs make impressive marks on the Hot 100.  Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for updates on how well the duo of tunes performs on the tally in our weekly segment ‘TGJ Chart Check.’

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  1. Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

    Now this was the article I was waiting for ?? Bruno fans need to calm their tittiezzz for REAL ? Haters In pure danger lol

    • Gworl Bye December 4, 2019

      Oh please , he flopped at #33, Bruno would never.

      • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

        Flopped? HOEE, what are you smoking, that’s some high powered ish ? ? #32 after 2 days bish! It’s about to fly up the charts! Lil Man didn’t do it with 24k plated magic lol…Abel been #1 since we were eating turkey and Mac & cheese HOEE ?

  2. Pu$$YPopstress December 4, 2019

    Bruno is an album seller I will admit that, but Abel has always slain him on the hot 100

    And he is about to do into again

    • Pu$$YPopstress December 4, 2019

      Do *it again*

    • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

      ?????

      Bruno mars has 7 number 1’s
      Uptown funk was number one for 14 whole week

      The weeknd has 3 number 1’s

      Every bruno mars album has at least 1 number one song in it.
      Not everyone has that to their credit.

      many of u on this blog just talk for talk sake
      Spewing trash.

      • Pu$$YPopstress December 4, 2019

        Save your breath Clark

        FIrst, The Weeknd has a diamond single thas actually credited to him, Bruno doesnt

        Next, The Weeknd has not been out as long as Bruno yet still has as many hits (Be they #1 or not)

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        U are wrong again.

        Bruno mars has 2 diamond certified singles

        Just the way you are
        Just the Way You Are” was certified diamond on January 11, 2019.

        Uptown funk (are u guys gonna discredit bruno cause it was a feature, even tho bruno wrote and produced this song)
        Uptown Funk” was certified diamond on October 18, 2016.

        Pls do ur research before u open ur pie hole.
        Some of yall on this blog argue for arguing sake
        Dumb àsses.

      • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

        @Clark, it was Mark Ronson FEATURING Bruno lol, point blank periodtt…and I actually think Mark is a cutie so yes, it was definitely Mark featuring Lil Man lol…I’m not discrediting him, but he did try to recreate that magic on his own and stalled with 24k Tragic ? Make me change my mind ? #YouWont
        And if you pull receipts you will recall my thoroughly mixed review of 24k Magic, and the only person that got me to take my foot off his neck was JOHNVIDAL ? And then I did enjoy Finesse Remix, Cardi’s Tell Me and I congratulated him on his Grammy win, but threw pure shade at the fact that there are much better R&B albums that never won! But now y’all Bruno heauxs got me going back to my ways ? JOHN, come get this midget lol..I keep it TOO REAL ?? And Bruno’s earlier work is a hell no, no bueno! Never liked that stuff…and his entourage/background dancers get on my last nerves too! ?

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        U are dumb if u think just because bruno mars is a featured artist on uptown funk, the song is not his.

        This is the same trash yall pull with Camila. Smh

        You guys on this blog are something else.

        Mark Ronson didnt even say 1 word on uptown funk. Smh

      • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

        Mark Ronson is an absolutely talented producer! You tried it! You really did! Amy Winehouse, brilliant records…just did co-writing on the Oscar winning Shallow…chile, shut up ? Cause this article ain’t even about Lil Man!

      • only facts December 4, 2019

        Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
        – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
        – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
        – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
        – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
        – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
        – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
        – Know No Better – peaked at 87
        – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
        – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
        – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
        – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

    • Gworl Bye December 4, 2019

      Wrong, he debuted at #33 with this flop, Bruno would never.

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        It wasnt a full day of tracking

        This song is going to rise next week

      • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

        Gworl Gone tried it ? And it might have been just one day of tracking! Take your hating assss to Cardi’s twitter and thank her for the hits last era ? Versace On The Flop peaked at #33, that’s the gag lmao

  3. Jasmine The Real Princess December 4, 2019

    He’s very ugly and looks like he smells like very rotten farts

  4. Gworl Bye December 4, 2019

    He debuted at #33 on the hot 100, so he’s a flop. Bruno ended him.

    • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

      Gworl pressed, bye HOEE ? You’re the worst kind of troll cause you spew false information! I bet you cash money you didn’t even buy 24k plated pawn shop magic! ?

  5. only facts December 4, 2019

    Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
    – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
    – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
    – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
    – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
    – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
    – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
    – Know No Better – peaked at 87
    – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
    – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
    – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
    – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

    More flops than anyone else from fifth harmony. Its a marathon, not a race, and this b*tch is clearly losing. No solo top 40 hits for 2019, and an album nobody is talking about? Wow. What an embarrassment.

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