The Weeknd Makes History After Placing 10 Songs in the Top 40 Simultaneously

Published: Friday 3rd Apr 2020 by Rashad

The Weeknd‘s ‘After Hours’ clocked the year’s highest first week album sales (click here to read more) – a feat that not only nabbed the Billboard 200 crown but also granted a seat atop the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to the LP’s second single, ‘Blinding Lights’ (click here to read more on that)

As if looking down on the competition from the tally’s perch wasn’t enough, the Grammy winner (born Abel Tesfaye) has also set a record for placing every song from the 14-track project within the Hot 100.

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Here’s a look at all 14 of The Weeknd’s songs on the Hot 100 [this week]. All are debuts except where noted.

Rank, Title
No. 1, “Blinding Lights” (up from No. 2)
No. 4, “Heartless” (up from No. 16; led the Dec. 14, 2019-dated chart)
No. 16, “In Your Eyes”
No. 21, “Alone Again”
No. 22, “After Hours” (re-entry; peaked at No. 20)
No. 24, “Scared to Live” (notably, it interpolates Elton John’s “Your Song,” giving John his first Hot 100 writing credit since another song that did the same: Aloe Blacc’s “The Man,” which hit No. 8 in 2014)
No. 25, “Hardest to Love”
No. 28, “Too Late”
No. 32, “Snowchild”
No. 39, “Escape From LA”
No. 41, “Save Your Tears”
No. 45, “Faith”
No. 69, “Repeat After Me (Interlude)”
No. 80, “Until I Bleed Out”

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As seen above, 10 of Tesfaye’s songs appeared in this week’s Hot 100’s top 40.  And while he is now just the eighth artist in history to have charted that many entries in the chart region concurrently (following Drake, Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Post Malone and Travis Scott), he is the first and only male vocalist.

In other historic news, The Weeknd is also the first act to lead the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts simultaneously.  Click here to read more about that.

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  1. Fancy BISH April 3, 2020

    I love the album! ????

    • Lmfao_Hoe April 4, 2020

      OMG yess me too

  2. IKNOWTHETRUTH April 4, 2020

    LOL WHEN WILL CUNTMILA BTW HER STALKER SAID SHE WOULD BE TOP 10 THIS WEEK BUT IS STILL AT 18. ALL IT WILL REPLY WIT IS SOME NORMANI QUESTION WHEN WE DONT CARE CUZ NORMANI HAS NO ALBUM OUT SO THAT DISCUSSION IS BASELESS ????.

    • Nicky April 4, 2020

      ????????

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH April 4, 2020

        LOL WE ALL KNOW SHIM SAID IT LAST WEEK. STALKER SAID IT WOULD BE TOP 10 N THAT IT WAS PROJECTED TO MOVE UP. ALWAYS MAKIN UP IMAGINARY CRAP ?. REFUSES TO ACCEPT THE SOPHOMORE SLUMP THAT IS THE FLOPMANCE ERA ???

  3. Section8DaGreat April 4, 2020

    Billboard just be creating records for people to break just to keep things interesting ??

    • Klarksun April 4, 2020

      same could be said for the records that some in the past have broken, they’re all just made up and don’t really matter.

  4. PinotNoir April 5, 2020

    Shania did it in 99/00 sans streams.

    Hey, Abel …

    Guess u can call her Shania “Cain”!

    ?

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