Save your tears is exactly what fans of The Weeknd are telling his detractors as his global smash hit, ‘Blinding Lights,’ continues to shine bright on the Billboard Hot 100.
Already in the tally’s history books as the longest-running top 5 and longest-running top 10 hit of all-time, the song’s enduring domination of the chart is driving it into even further historical territory.
‘Blinding Lights’ – released November 29, 2019 – first entered the Hot 100’s top 10 in February 2020 and since then the ‘After Hours’ hit has clocked approximately 8,736 hours (52 weeks) inside the tally’s top 10.
Found at #3 this week, the time spent inside the chart’s topmost dectet is the equivalent of a full year – making him the first artist in history to ever stay that long in the chart region.
The news caps quite the week for Weeknd, who also learned the song now sits at 7x Platinum in the United States (denoting sales equivalence of 7 million).
As we celebrate that, look below to read this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100 edition.