The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Certified Platinum, Projected to Hit #1 on Hot 100

Published: Thursday 26th Mar 2020 by Rashad

Thanks to the ongoing success of his latest singles, a set of shiny plaques from the RIAA is what will be blinding The Weeknd soon.

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The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) unleashed his long-awaited fourth studio album, ‘After Hours,’ on March 20 to a wave of critical and commercial acclaim.  In relation to the latter, the LP was received warmly around the globe – almost immediately topping real-time streaming and sales tallies in over 60 countries (as we reported here).

Projected to top charts in the United States next week with the year’s highest first week figures (click here to read more), ‘Hours’ – kicked off by a trio of top 20 hits ‘Heartless,’ ‘Blinding Lights,’ and its title track – was given yet another reason to be celebrated when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicated the set’s two lead singles were certified Platinum.

The certification denotes sales equivalence of 1 million units in the United States.

They weren’t the only gems from his discography to get love from the organization.  See the full list of updates below:

  • “The Hills” – 11x Platinum
  • “Can’t Feel My Face” – 8x Platinum
  • “Starboy” – 8x Platinum
  • “Earned It” – 7x Platinum
  • “The Zone”Platinum

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As if the RIAA news isn’t enough, ‘Lights’ – just three months after ‘Heartless’ topped the Hot 100 (as we reported here) – is on track to shine atop the same tally next week (if industry analyst predictions are to be believed).

If the projection rings true, the Max Martin-produced cut will end the 11-week reign of Roddy Ricch‘s ‘The Box.’

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

    WHEN WILL CAMILA?! WHERE IS MY OH MY?! ??????

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

      And when last did normani see the inside of the billboard 100?

      I’m waiting for your answer.
      ??

      • ??? March 26, 2020

        lmaoooo he asked you first, where is flopmila on the hot 100? and no c*ck riding da baby doesnt count lmfaooooooooooooooooooo

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        My oh my is number 18

        Where is normani on the
        Billboard hot 100
        iTunes 100
        Spotify 100

        ????
        Hold the L

      • ??? March 26, 2020

        lmaoooo bishhh didnt i say c*ck riding da baby doesnt count? now where is liar at, ill wait lmfaooooooooooooooooooooo

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

        LOL WHY DO U CONTINUE TO BRING UP NORMANI WHEN NOBODY HERE IS A NORMANI STAN????? ONLY U R ????

        YA GIRL IS A CERTIFIED FLOP CANCELED TOUR SOPHOMORE SLUMP JOKE. MY OH MY IS ONLY 18 WITH THE HOTTEST RAPPER AROUND.

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate March 26, 2020

      They don’t know her. The main boys and girls don’t know her ???????

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        They know normani but she is nowhere on the
        Billboard hot 100
        iTunes 100
        Spotify 100

        Make that make sense.
        ?

      • ??? March 26, 2020

        lmaoooooo nobody knows flopmila, that why her tour was canceled, that makes perfect sense lmfaooooooooooooooooo

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        Answer my question rat
        ????

      • ??? March 26, 2020

        lmaooooooo answer mine first, flopmila stan lmfaoooooooooooooo

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

    A number one hit is hard to get, not everyone has that to their credit *mariah voice*

    No hype, no free promo or shoutouts from 43348900000644 different celebrities on Instagram and Twitter.
    An organic hit.

    Not everyone has multiple number 1’s to their credit also.
    ??

    • ??? March 26, 2020

      lmaooooo nope they dont, poor flopmila will never know what thats like lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooo

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

      LOL WHERE IS CUNTMILA WITHOUT A FEATURE

  3. Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

    Blinding lights may block dua lipa’s dont start now from hitting number one.

    The weeknd’s album may also block dua lipa from debuting at number one on the album chart.

    Poor dua.

    • ??? March 26, 2020

      lmaooooo like selena blocked that racist flop camiltoe from existing right? lmfaoooooooooooooooooo

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

      LOL AT LEAST DUA HAD A HIT LEAD SINGLE HER SECOND ALBUM ???

  4. Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

    ‘My Oh My’ is now eligible to be certified as platinum for selling over 1,000,000 copies in the United States.

    ???

    Another year, another platinum hit for Camila.
    Are u mad about it?
    ??
    We love to see it.

    Answer my question
    Where is normani on the
    Billboard hot 100
    Spotify 100
    iTunes 100

    • ??? March 26, 2020

      lmaoooooo stop lying and counting streams h0, flopmila cant even sell 1000 tickets lmfaooooooooooooooooo

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

      LOL BUT IS THE ALBUM PLATINUM N WHERE IS THE NEW NUMBER ONE SINGLE.

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        I have answered ur question why not answer mine, oh u can’t
        ???

  5. ??? March 26, 2020

    lmaoooooo flopmila cafloppo will never relate. selena and demi kicked that joke back to mexican talent shows lmfaoooooooooooooooooooo

  6. Nicky March 26, 2020

    Pure talent

    No multiple collabs
    No 7 flop singles
    No kissing ass
    No performances
    No promo
    Not relying on handouts from the hottest rappers
    No apologies for sympathy
    No canceled concerts
    No fake relationship
    No fake Spotify streams or Bots
    Pure fans pure sales

    Camicky can’t relate

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

      The weeknd and Camila both have songs in the top 20
      Blinding lights-2
      My oh my-18

      Normani can never relate.
      Where is normani on the billboard hot 100?
      ???
      I will wire u 50 buck if u can point normani out for me on the billboard hot 100, iTunes 100, spotify 100.
      ??

      • Nicky March 26, 2020

        How stupid can you be

        Camicky and Weekend are in the middle of their eras

        But one is top within weeks

        While the other relies on a hottest rapper that is struggling after 5 months

        Awwwww. So sad

        7 flops during an album era. How sad. Awww

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        All this essay and u still dodged my question.
        ?

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

        LOL U R ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT NORMANI. THE WEEKND HAS A TOP 5 SINGLE. CUNTMILA DOES NOT.

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

        And slutmani doesn’t have any billboard entry in 2020 so far.
        ????

  7. Clarks0o0ñ March 26, 2020

    The weeknd and Camila both have platinum top 20 hits in 2020

    While normani hasnt seen the inside of the billboard hot 100 since November 2019 .
    Embarrassing is an understatement
    ?

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 26, 2020

      LOL BUT NO ONE CARES ABOUT HER. THE POP GIRLS N BOYS PAY CUNTMILA DUST ?????

  8. G-bby March 26, 2020

    Congrats to him. Other than a few tracks, His music isn’t my thing, but his fanbase always shows up and shows out.

  9. Beyonce Knows March 26, 2020

    Abel pulled his d^** out and pissed on all the competition with this album chile

  10. eric March 26, 2020

    I don’t get the appeal, but whatever.

  11. XYZ March 27, 2020

    This comment section is so annoying. No one cares for Camilla or Normani. These comments are destroying this Blog.

    • POPS Muva March 27, 2020

      LMAOOOOOO that’s what I see on every single post the same ish nothing new nothing changed. Idk why cuz Camila just got a hit ft Dababy and Normani is a non factor at this rate. no disrespect to her but she ain’t going nowhere. When you got girls like Summer Walker blowing up and Dua Lipa dominating the charts. Heck even Selena Gomez went number 1 on the hot 100. When the universe decides something isn’t for you it just aint let’s ask TINASHE. the girl worked so hard to get a career but the industry doesn’t want her. I feel the same with Normani they belong in the same group.

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