The Weeknd Sets A Record With His New Diamond Single
The Weeknd now owns the second most Diamond singles. Credit to his two most recent certifications from the Recording Industry Association Of America(RIAA)
For his 2016 hit “Starboy” and 2020 hit “Blinding Lights,” the rapper received his 2nd and 3rd Diamond certifications from the RIAA. This isn’t surprising. “Blinding Lights” was named Billboard’s No. 1 Song of All Time in November. The result meant it surpassed all other songs on the charts.
This title was given to the outstanding single from the singer’s 2020 album “After Hours”, “A designation that factors in total weeks on the chart as well as exact chart positions, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No.100 earning the least.” according to Billboard.
The Weeknd is now one of the most well-known artists of all time
The song (After Hours) also made history by spending an entire year in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Also, it was the fastest single to reach 2.5 billion Spotify streams. With his current Diamond status, he is now only second behind Bruno Mars, who has four Diamond singles of his own. The Weeknd is presently tied for second with Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, and Maroon 5.
The Weeknd has a long history of chart success. He won Global Artist of the Year at the Apple Music Awards last year, and his song “Blinding Lights” set a new record for the longest charting Billboard song ever. The Weeknd now has 30 Platinum, 30 Gold, and 16 multi-Platinum hits to his credit. His previous Diamond certification came from the song “The Hills,” which he released in 2015.
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