The Weeknd Makes History As ‘Blinding Lights’ Becomes His 7th #1 Hit on R&B Charts

Published: Thursday 5th Mar 2020 by Rashad

As we reported hereThe Weeknd is riding high on the Hot 100 with three concurrent top 20 singles – ‘Heartless’ (#13), ‘Blinding Lights’ (#8), and ‘After Hours’ (#20).

Acting as the leading trio of releases from his forthcoming album, ‘After Hours’ (March 20), the cuts are not only seeing him dominate Billboard’s main singles chart but also genre-specific tallies to a historic measure.

More after the jump:

This week ‘Blinding Lights’ replaced Justin Bieber‘s ‘Intentions’ as ruler of the ‘R&B Songs’ chart.  Coming as his 7th trip to its summit, the ascent is accompanied by news the singer (born Abel Tesfaye) has broken the tie with his ‘Live For’ co-star Drake for most #1 hits on the tally.

Established in 2012, the ‘R&B Songs’ chart – not to be confused with the ‘Hot R&B/Hip-Hop’ chart – lists the 25 most popular R&B songs in the United States.  Refreshed weekly, rankings are calculated by a formula comprised of radio airplay counts on Rhythmic and Urban radio stations as well as digital download sales and streaming data.

Look below to see who joins Tesfaye in this week’s top 10:

This Week’s R&B Songs Chart

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 5

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Fancy BISH March 5, 2020

    The boys from Canada running R&B tingz ?

  2. Paulo March 6, 2020

    yesss King Abel! And I know snatching the top spot from JB must have a special taste for him lol

  3. Goodie March 6, 2020

    Lol he’s in his own lane honestly. Like he’s like background noise, in a good way. He’s the Maxwell-esque of our generation.

  4. Star March 6, 2020

    The charts are trash this sht ain’t R&b lol

  5. wwwd March 6, 2020

    why he look like a broke Maxwell

Recommended Posts