The Weeknd Debuts 5 Songs in Top 10 of On-Demand Streaming Songs Chart
It’s the first time any act has debuted at least five songs simultaneously in the top 10 since Kendrick Lamar in 2017.
The Weeknd debuts five songs in the top 10 of Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs from his new Billboard 200-topping album My Dear Melancholy, led by “Call Out My Name,” which debuts at No. 1 on the April 14-dated list with 32.2 million on-demand audio streams, according to Nielsen Music.
In doing so, The Weeknd becomes the first artist to debut five songs simultaneously in the top 10 of the chart since Kendrick Lamar, who launched eight into the region on the May 6, 2017-dated ranking (all from DAMN., which also bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the same week).
Following “Call,” “Try Me” and “Wasted Times” debut at Nos. 3 and 4 with 21.3 and 19.6 million on-demand audio streams, respectively.
Meanwhile, the pair of Gesaffelstein-featuring songs on the EP -- “I Was Never There” (17.7 million) and “Hurt You” (14.9 million) -- debut at Nos. 7 and 9, respectively.
My Dear Melancholy,’s other track, closing song “Privilege,” debuts at No. 12 (13.3 million).
It’s the third time The Weeknd has been able to secure at least five songs in the top five of On-Demand Streaming Songs simultaneously (though it’s the first time all were debuts). The Dec. 17, 2016-dated ranking saw six songs in the top 10, led by “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk, which rose to No. 1 (20.4 million). The following week (Dec. 24, 2016), five of those six songs remained in the top 10 (led again by “Starboy” with 17.4 million).
Three of the new songs also make the top 10 of Streaming Songs, which takes into account all U.S. streams, not just those from on-demand audio services. “Call Out My Name” leads at No. 2 (40.5 million), followed by “Try Me” (22.8 million) and “Wasted Times” (21.9 million) at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
All six songs debut on the Billboard Hot 100, led by “Call” at No. 4, with all six securing top 60 debuts.