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The Weeknd Returns for 21st Week at No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart

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Nabil Elderkin

The Weeknd

His "Blinding Lights" makes history as the first song to spend a year in the Hot 100's top 10.

The Weeknd rebounds to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 13) for a 21st total week on top, and for the first time since May 2020, as he makes history on the Billboard Hot 100.

His "Blinding Lights" becomes the first song ever to spend a year in the Hot 100's top 10, as it logs its 52nd week in the region. Says The Weeknd, "This Billboard chart record is truly a result of the fans. I'm so humbled and forever grateful to them."

The single ranks at No. 3 on the Hot 100 (after four weeks at No 1 last April-May), while his other concurrent top 10, "Save Your Tears," places at No. 6, after reaching No. 4 last month.

On the Billboard 200, The Weeknd's compilation album The Highlights revisits its No. 2 peak, with 52,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week, according to MRC Data. (The set includes both "Lights" and "Tears," which were originally released from his 2020 album After Hours.)

The Weeknd has spent the third-most weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100, dating to the list's 2014 launch. Taylor Swift leads with 46 weeks on top, followed by Drake, with 31.

The Artist 100 measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

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