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The Weeknd Sets a New Billboard Hot 100 record with single ‘Blinding Lights’



The Weeknd Sets a New Billboard Hot 100 record as his single ‘Blinding Lights’ Becomes 1st Song in History to Spend Whole Year in Top 10

Singer and song writer The Weeknd hit single ‘Blinding Lights’ has now spent a total of 52 weeks in the top 10, extending its record for the longest running top 10 hit, ober throning the previous record heard by Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ which ran for 39 weeks. ‘Blinding Lights’ hit top 10 of Billboard Hot 100 for the first time at no. 10 on the February 29, 2020 chart, eventually reaching No. 1 in April where it stayed for four weeks.

The song jumped from #5 to #3 on this week’s Hot 100 chart and also breaks the record for most weeks spent inside top 5 at 43 weeks. It beats previous record by Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ and Chainsmokers and Halsey ‘Closer’ which had ran for 27 weeks.

Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10 List:

52, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, 2020-21
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, 2019-20
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, 2018-19
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, 2018-19
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
30, “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, 2019
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000

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