The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ Racks Up 1 Billion Streams on Spotify…In One Week

Published: Friday 27th Mar 2020 by Rashad

It’s just a good week to be The Weeknd.

The same day the Grammy winner unleashed his highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘After Hours’ (March 20), he learned its two lead singles – ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ – had been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting over 1 million in sales equivalence respectively (as we reported here).

Released via XO/Republic, the set made Apple Music history by surpassing over a million pre-adds on the service by the time of its release.  Going on to dominate the digital platform’s real-time charts, ‘Hours’ also commanded a number of positions on other digital tallies like iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. His grip over the latter was so notable, the streaming giants took to social media to congratulate him on news the LP had zoomed past the 1 billion spins mark.

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Before official close of its inaugural tracking week, Spotify reported The Weeknd’s latest album, ‘Hours,’ had already garnered over 1 billion streams on its app.  And, while this marks the singer’s fifth body of work to lay claim to such accomplishment, it marks his fastest to do so.

The new album, which features production from Max Martin, Metro Boomin, Illangelo, DaHeala, and more, is set to debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 with the biggest opening numbers of the year (as we reported here).

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  1. Fancy BISH March 27, 2020

    ?????

  2. Avril Lavigne March 27, 2020

    Blinding lights is one of my fave now.

  3. MotherDMavis March 28, 2020

    Sorry don’t believe this nor the corona virus being real. No thanks. No one know the weekend. Sorry this is fake news.

  4. PinotNoir March 28, 2020

    Why? ?

  5. Onika The R***** Whisperer March 28, 2020

    So many people with bad taste? Wow.

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 28, 2020

      Blinding lights is good

  6. Clarks0o0ñ March 28, 2020

    Camila cabello romance-2.1 billion streams

    We love to see it

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

      GIRL U LOVE TO SEE SOMEONE FLOP ???. NOBODY CARES BOUT SPOTIFY SPINS BABY WHERE IS THE PLATINUM PLAQUE OR NUMBER ONE ???

      • Shayla Queen ? March 28, 2020

        The album is nearly platinum and Señorita was the number one. Bye bish.

      • Michelle Branch HotelPaper March 28, 2020

        Camila and Romance are 2x.Platinum and Platinum

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

        LOL THE ALBUM IS NOT PLATINUM N SEÑORITA WAS NOT HER SONG IT WAS SHAWNS ?????. STAY TRYNA MAKE HER NUMBER ONE OFF FEATURES N COLLABS. IF FLOPMANCE GOES PLATINUM ITS CUZ OF SEÑORITA STREAMS WHICH HER LABEL ADDED LAST MINUTE TO AVOID AN INEVITABLE FLOP. LOL PLZ TELL ME WHY U THINK SHE CAN SELL AN ALBUM BUT NO TOUR. CAMILA WENT PLATINUM CUZ OF HAVANA WHICH IS A HIT CUZ OF YOUNG THUG ???

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 28, 2020

        ??

        They dont count the sales of seniorita cause it was already on shawn Mendes album

        ??
        U played yourself rat.

        Show me normani on the
        Billboard hot 100
        iTunes 100
        Spotify 100.

        What as the idiot would ignore this question
        ???

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

      LOL IF THAT WERE TRUE THEY WOULDA NEVA ADDED IT TO HER ALBUM AS THE “LEAD SINGLE” ?????. ROACH LISTEN LITERALLY NOBODY CARES ABOUT NORMANI EXCEPT U ????

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 28, 2020

        You will continue to take L’s until u can tell me where normani is on the
        Billboard hot 100
        Spotify 100
        iTunes 100

        ???
        Now hold this L

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

        LOL WHY DO U KEEP BRINGING NORMANI UP CUZ I TRULY DONT STAN HER ????. ONLY U DO ???. LIKE GIRL WE COULD MENTION ALICIA N U WILL DISCUSS NORMANI. CHILE GONE.

  7. Nicky March 28, 2020

    Effortless

    No promo
    No 7 flop singles
    No including someone else’s hit at the last minute to boost streams
    No fake relationship
    No fake apology

    Camicky Cancello takes yet another L. Her pyscho stan keeps inflating with 2.1 billion

    Subtract Shawn’s Seniorita, her songs are standing around 800M after 5 months. The Weend 1 billion after a week.

    Awwww another L for Camicky. Every artist keeps outshining her. Even Normani who has No album OWT ????

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

      DRAG N READ GIRL DRAGGGGG

    • Vocal Bible.1984 March 28, 2020

      Normani??? Nevermind. Lol . God bless u

  8. Nicky March 28, 2020

    Even Jhene Aiko smashed Camicky Cancello with a mere fraction of Camickys marketing budget

    No wonder Camicky Cancello was dropped from her label

    So many Ls for the Queen of Spotify Cuba and Mexico

    Camicky “81k SPS” Cancello

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

      GIRL EXACTLY CUZ JHENE IS REAL N TALENTED INSTEAD OF SOME TALENT SHOW JOKE WHO THINKS SHES GLORIA ESTEFAN

    • Vocal Bible.1984 March 28, 2020

      It’s 86,000 not 81,000

      No to Normani
      No to ghetoness

      • Shayla Queen ? March 28, 2020

        NorMAN ain’t shït

  9. Nicky March 28, 2020

    Even K Michelle dragged Camicky ?

    The industry hates CC-81K SPS

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH March 28, 2020

      GIRRRLLL AND DID

      • Shayla Queen ? March 28, 2020

        You’re such a pair of sad, bored, no-life-having, hating ass höes. Just like your fave NorMAN ???

  10. Normani The Flop Whisperer March 28, 2020

    watch?v=slyQPvlOD4U&feature=youtu.be

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