The Weeknd made history today as his After Hours cut “Blinding Lights” sets a new record.
According to Billboard, the track has become the first in the Billboard Hot 100’s 63-year history to spend a full year in the top 10. The track debuted at number 11 on November 14, 2019, and then broke into the top 10 on the February 29, 2020, which is confirmed by most recent charts, as the track logged its 52nd week in the Top 10.
Between the February 2020 and recent charts, it only spent two weeks away from the top 10 in December 2020.
Tracks that trail “Blinding Lights” with their 39 and 33 weeks respectively in the Top 10 are two Post Malone cuts, namely “Circles” and “Sunflower” with Swae Lee.
In September 2020, “Blinding Lights” logged its 28th consecutive week on the chart’s top five, dethroning “Shape of You” to become the longest-running top five entry on the Hot 100.
.@theweeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” becomes the first song in Hot 100 history to spend an entire year in the chart’s top 10 (52 weeks).
— chart data (@chartdata) March 8, 2021