As we reported here, The Weeknd‘s recently released duo of singles – ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ – were out of the box successes.
Zooming to the top of real-time iTunes sales and Spotify streaming charts, the songs respectively dominated competition on the tallies ahead of the release of their accompanying visuals. The former saw that dominance cemented courtesy of a boost from its Anton Tammi-directed music video and mind-bending live performance last week on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ (click here to read).
Now, thanks to the aforementioned (alongside a warm reception from radio), the Metro Boomin-produced track has become the singer’s fourth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper. Details inside:
“‘Heartless’ bounds 15-1 on Digital Song Sales with 58,000 sold… “Heartless” flies 32-2 on Streaming Songs with 30 million U.S. streams… The track also charges 45-38 on Radio Songs, with 26.2 million in all-format airplay audience, after beginning with 22.6 million on Nov. 27-Dec. 1.
The Weeknd adds his fourth Hot 100 No. 1. He earned his first two leaders in August and October 2015, respectively: “Can’t Feel My Face,” which reigned for three weeks, and “The Hills,” for six. In January 2017, he led for a week with “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk.
“Heartless” is also The Weeknd’s ninth Hot 100 top 10 and first since “Call Out My Name,” which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in April 2018.
Congrats are certainly due to the singer and team. We anxiously await news on what songs will accompany ‘Lights’ and ‘Heartless’ on the Grammy-winner’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2016’s Billboard 200 chart-topping ‘Starboy.’