The track “Blinding Lights” by Canadian singer The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), released in November 2019, set another record, according to Variety.
For a year (all 52 weeks) the composition was in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Thus, Tesfaye’s work beat the previous record-holder – the track “Circles” Post Malone, which stayed in the top ten for 39 weeks.
The song “Blinding Lights” also set the record for the longest time in the top five of the prestigious chart. She was in the top 5 for 43 weeks.
Variety clarifies that now with a full 65 weeks in the top 100 tracks since release, The Weeknd is on track to break the record set by rock band Imagine Dragons and their song “Radioactive”. They were at the top of the chart for 87 weeks.
The track was included in the musician’s album “After Hours”. The release of the collection took place in the spring of 2020. At the same time, he became number one in terms of sales in the United States.
Despite records and commercial success, The Weeknd has not been nominated for any Grammy Awards this year.