The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ On Target For Another Week at No. 1 In U.K.

The Weeknd
Duncan Loudon

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records) is firing up for an eighth week atop the U.K. singles chart.

Based on sales and streaming activity from the weekend, the Canadian R&B star’s hit has a lead of 4,000-plus chart units, with SAINt JHN's “Roses” (the current No. 1 in Australia) and Drake’s “Toosie Slide” (the U.S. No. 1) among its chief rivals.

With "Blinding Lights," The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) became one of a small handful of recording artists to enjoy three separate stints at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, the Official Charts Company reports.

Scottish outfit Skerryvore bagged the most downloads across the weekend with "Everyday Heroes," a fundraising song for the National Health Service (NHS) staff, volunteers and key workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight.

"Everyday Heroes,” which features a host of guest artists, is tracking for a top 40 debut when the Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday.

The midweek U.K. singles and albums surveys have yet to be published, following the Easter long weekend.

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