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The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Ties Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” as Longest-Charting Song, in Billboard Hot 100 History
The Weeknd has been one of the most dominant artists in the world, especially since late 2019. He’s had plenty of hits, such as two number one singles in “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.”
Blinding Lights is 9x platinum in the US, and was one of the hits that Weeknd also performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, in February. Now, it has reached another Billboard Hot 100 milestone.
According to Chart Data, Blinding Lights has tied the record for longest charting song in Hot 100 history. The song that that it’s reached this tie with is Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” at 87 weeks each.
Blinding Lights went on to appear on The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, “After Hours,” in March 2020. That project went on to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Last week, Weeknd also delivered his first single of 2021, with “Take My Breath.” Many anticipate that his fifth album will be released before the year is over. In 2022, Weeknd will also finally be venturing on his “After Hours Tour.”