As extensively reported on That Grape Juice, The Weeknd‘s gargantuan hit – 2019’s ‘Blinding Lights’ – was already etched in Hot 100 history books as it holds the records for the most weeks spent in the chart’s top 5, top 10, top 20, and top 40 respectively.
Now, just two months after the ‘After Hours’ cut became the longest-charting song ever by a solo artist, it now reigns as the achievement’s sole recordholder among all acts.
The same week The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) learned he’d notched his 13th top 10 hit with new song ‘Take My Breath,’ the GRAMMY winner saw ‘Blinding Lights’ shine on the Hot 100 for an 88th week.
First appearing on the chart the week of December 14, 2019, ‘Lights’ – found at #18 this week – has now eclipsed Imagine Dragon‘s ‘Radioactive’ as the longest-charting song in the tally’s 63-year history.
Look below to see how Tesfaye reacted to the news.
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