The Weeknd has become the first artist to have a solo song spend a consecutive 80 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The Canadian singer achieved this with his hit single “Blinding Lights,” which was dropped back in November 2019, more than a year and a half ago. The track, which is already 8x-platinum, broke the record for being the only song to stay in the Top 10 for a full year.
The achievement was celebrated by the co-founder of The Weeknd’s XO collective, Amir “Cash” Esmailian, yesterday (June 21). Cash shared a post on his Instagram page revealing that “Blinding Lights” was the first song to spend eighty consecutive weeks on the chart.
He captioned the post, “Legendary!”, tagging The Weeknd and adding the goat emoji.
As of June 21, “Blinding Lights” occupied the #17 spot on the Hot 100 chart.
If the song continues on its current trajectory, it will secure another diamond certification for The Weeknd.
Hot off the success of his single, The Weeknd will be dropping a music video for the joint track “You Right” this weekend. The track is a collaboration with Doja Cat and will feature on her album “Planet Her,” which will be released this Friday.