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The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Shines at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 For Second Week

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The Weeknd, "Blinding Lights"

The song is his first multi-week leader since "The Hills" in 2015.

The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

A week ago, the song became the star's fifth leader on the list. With its second week on top, it marks his third No. 1 to reign for multiple weeks, and his first since 2015.

Plus, Post Malone's former Hot 100 No. 1 "Circles," at No. 4, continues to approach the marks for the most weeks spent in the chart's top five and top 10.

Let's run down of the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated April 11) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 7).

"Lights," released on XO/Republic Records, is The Weeknd's first Hot 100 No. 1 to lead for multiple frames since "The Hills," his second No. 1, spent six weeks at the summit in October-November 2015. He first ruled for three weeks in August-September 2015 with "Can't Feel My Face."

The Weeknd's next two No. 1s each led for a week: "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk (January 2017), and "Heartless" (December 2019).

Both "Lights" and "Heartless" are from The Weeknd's album After Hours, which spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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"Lights" rebounds 3-1 for a second week atop Digital Song Sales, with 22,000 sold in the week ending April 2, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It lifts 3-2 on Radio Songs, gaining by 17% to 97.7 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending April 5, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award. It dips to No. 2 after a week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, down 10% to 29 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 2.

"Lights" adds a sixth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart and a second frame atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (with both rankings employing the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100).

Roddy Ricch's "The Box" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after dominating for 11 weeks. The track rebounds for a 13th week atop Streaming Songs (33.7 million, down 6%) and leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a 14th frame.

Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it logs a fourth week atop Radio Songs (98.8 million, essentially even week-over-week).

Post Malone's "Circles" rises 5-4 on the Hot 100, after notching three weeks at No. 1 (Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11), and moves closer to the record for the most weeks spent in both the chart's top five and top 10, the latter record one that the rapper-singer already shares:

Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100's Top Five
27, "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran, 2017
27, "Closer," The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
26, "Circles," Post Malone, 2019-20
25, "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
25, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
24, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018
24, "That's What I Like," Bruno Mars, 2017
23, "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, 2019
23, "Without Me," Halsey, 2018-19
23, "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, 2017
23, "The Twist," Chubby Checker, 1960-61-62

Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100's Top 10
33, "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)," Post Malone & Swae Lee, 2018-19
33, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
33, "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, "Sicko Mode," Travis Scott, 2018-19
32, "Closer," The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
31, "Circles," Post Malone, 2019-20
31, "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
30, "Bad Guy," Billie Eilish, 2019
30, "Smooth," Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000

Future's "Life Is Good," featuring Drake, rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 2 for eight weeks.

Harry Styles' "Adore You" ascends to a new Hot 100 high (7-6), as does Doja Cat's "Say So" (9-7). As previously reported, Styles' hit becomes his first No. 1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart (and makes him the fourth member of One Direction to lead the list).

Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Justin Bieber's "Intentions," featuring Quavo, keeps at its No. 8 high; Billie Eilish's No. 8-peaking "Everything I Wanted" rises 12-9; and Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" lifts 11-10, after tallying three weeks at No. 1.

Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, three songs debut in the top 25, led by NAV, Gunna and Travis Scott's "Turks." The collab enters at No. 17, powered by 20.1 million first-week U.S. streams, as it starts at No. 4 on Streaming Songs. Notably, NAV notches his highest Hot 100 rank with the track, as well as his first top 40 hit.

Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart," her follow-up to "Don't Start Now," launches at No. 21 on the Hot 100 (16.2 million in radio reach; 12.1 million streams), as the tracks' parent album, Future Nostalgia, opens at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking her first top 10 on the tally.

Plus, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Rihanna's '"Believe It" bounds onto the Hot 100 at No. 23, fueled by 14.6 million first-week streams, sparking its No. 9 entrance on Streaming Songs.

PARTYNEXTDOOR earns his third top 25 hit and first in a lead role, after two features on Kanye West songs. Rihanna, meanwhile, adds her 62nd Hot 100 entry and ends her longest hiatus from the chart, dating to her 2005 debut with "Pon de Replay"; until this week, she had last appeared on the list with the No. 36-peaking "Lemon," with N*E*R*D, on the chart dated April 14, 2018.

Find out more Hot 100 news on Billboard.com this week, and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast and This Week in Billboard News podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (April 7), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.