The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ Hits #1 on iTunes Charts of 60+ Countries

Published: Friday 20th Mar 2020 by Rashad

Before the clock struck midnight Friday (March 20), ‘After Hours’ – the highly anticipated new album from The Weeknd – had already amassed nearly 1 million pre-saves on Apple Music, a record for the digital retailer.

Shortly after its premiere, the set zoomed to the top of the site’s American sales charts – a feat duplicated on the country’s iTunes tally. That chart domination isn’t local to the USA, however.

As of time reported, the ‘Heartless’-led LP is trumping the competition of over 60 countries.

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Arguably the year’s most anticipated offering to date (based on the Hot 100 top 20 success of its three leading singles ‘Heartless,’ ‘Blinding Lights,’ and its title track), The Weeknd’s new album saw that hype realized once it hit the shelves of digital retailers March 20.

Currently sitting at #1 on iTunes Worldwide Album charts thanks to assuming the tally’s apex position in over 60 countries (including United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Spain, Thailand, and more), ‘Hours’ is also seeing its singles occupy multiple positions in the top 10 of real-time iTunes and Apple Music charts.

The commercial performance of the tunes and their parent project are spelling well for the singer (born Abel Tesfaye).  Industry analysts are not only predicting he will assume the Billboard 200’s #1 spot once the LP’s inaugural sales tracking week concludes, but that he’ll probably be score another #1 on the Hot 100 with ‘Blinding.’

Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.  Click here to stream ‘After Hours.’

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  1. Only Facts March 20, 2020

    I do not like the album. Maybe it’ll grow on me. I only like the singles…

    I hate the Afro and mustache also ?

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 20, 2020

    Ended that macho racist bìtch with ease.

    No hype, no free promo from 557900007543326675433 different celebrities on Instagram and Twitter.

    Congratulations abel.
    Blinding lights deserves to be the song of the summer.

    • Susan March 20, 2020

      Yes. I’m glad you confirmed he and every other artist ended Camila

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 20, 2020


        We all know who the racist macho bìtch is, slùtmani.

        Everybody keep saying normani is beautiful because of political correctness, normani is ugly. Very average looking girl.

        It’s the same thing with lizzo. Everybody keeps saying lizzo has a beautiful body.
        We all know that’s a lie. Lol

    • Nicky March 20, 2020


      Butchered Camicky!

      This is how you stay on your labels roster.

      Poor HorseFace Camicky

      Dropped immediately after the album flopped. Threw her away like the garbage ????

      The industry hates her ????. Bad press will put the nail in her coffin. Ask Katy ???

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 20, 2020

        Record label dropped her but they are still giving her a huge budget to make expensive looking music video

        Normani is ugly.
        Record label has put her on the back burner and are focusing on doja cat.
        A flop.

      • Nicky March 20, 2020

        And it backfired ????

        MOM dropped from radio and being banned bc the song sucks and DaBaby beat a Woman on International Women’s Day, of all days.


        Camicky does not stand for Women’s rights. Poor Camicky. The bad press is spreading ??????

      • Nicky March 20, 2020

        Of course the label needs to recoup their investment. ???

        That was already solidified before she was dropped. You think these decisions are not made well ahead of time?


      • Clarks0o0ñ March 20, 2020

        “Of course the label needs to recoup their investment. ”

        Yes they keep giving an artist they dropped money to make expensive music videos.

        U are dumber than @onlyshìts

        My oh my has entered the top 10 on pop radio


        Where is normani on the billboard hot 100, spotify 100, iTunes 100.

        This question always makes u quiet.

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 20, 2020

      Normani’s face repels beauty.
      Very ugly bìtch.
      Very manly also


  3. SMH March 20, 2020

    I really dont care how much he “sells”…that cover is just gross and creepy.

  4. PinotNoir March 20, 2020

    This midget light-skin Bernie Mac MJ wannabe had me wincing throughout the vid. Watching it for the very first time tonight has confirmed my bias. I liked Starboy and I Feel It Coming. Not his current narrative. Esplain anyone?

  5. Alex March 20, 2020

    Nicki did this in 86 countries. And they played it like it wasn’t a big deal. So why this needed a post?

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