The Weeknd has dominated the music industry over the last year with his singles and also his fourth studio album, “After Hours.” One record in particular that’s a worldwide sensation is “Blinding Lights.” This appeared on the album and was originally released back in November 2019 along with his “Heartless” single, which also earned high praise.
Currently, Blinding Lights is doing big numbers on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has set another record on it regarding a streak on there.
‘Blinding Lights’ Is Still Longest-Running Top 10 Hit In Billboard Hot 100 History
According to Chart Data, “Blinding Lights” has now extended its record as the longest-running top 10 hit in Hot 100 history. This is after reaching the 51-week mark this week. In the United States, this single is also at platinum status.
In other countries though, Blinding Lights continues to post epic stats as it is 2x diamond in Brazil, diamond in France, Poland, and Germany, 9x platinum in his home country of Canada, 6x platinum in Australia, and the list goes on regarding his platinum plaques worldwide.
The Weeknd Also Performed ‘Blinding Lights’ At Super Bowl LV
Last month, The Weeknd also performed on the biggest stage of his life, which was at Super Bowl LV in Tampa. There, he had a very impressive show and also created some viral moments. One of the most popular ones in particular when he was seen looking confused walking through a room of mirrors. “Blinding Lights” was also one of the songs he performed and fans at Raymond James Stadium definitely enjoyed what they saw that night from the Canadian superstar.
‘Blinding Lights’ Is Most Biggest Hot 100 Record This Century
“Blinding Lights” also reached another remarkable achievement during the night of Super Bowl LV. This is that is became the biggest Hot 100 hit this century. It has broken several other records en route to this one such as 1 billion Spotify streams, which became the fastest song to do so.
The fact that Blinding Lights has been able to consistently shatter records like since its release at the end of 2019 should be commended and it again proves why The Weeknd is still one of the biggest artists in the world.
The Weeknd’s Catalog Sales Also Skyrocketed After Super Bowl
The Super Bowl LV performance helped boost The Weeknd‘s sales in other major ways as well. Chart Data added that after the halftime show, his catalog sales grew by a whopping 385%. At the big game, The Weeknd performed other classic hits of his such as “The Hills” “Starboy” and “Save Your Tears.”
Ahead of the performance in Tampa, he also put out the compilation album, “The Highlights,” which contained his greatest hits. That project has since become the most-streamed album in Spotify history.