The Weeknd’s ‘Night’ Debuts in Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart, Adele Returns to No. 1
A big week for The Weeknd scores "In the Night" a top 10 debut, while Adele ascends back to No. 1. Plus, Miley Cyrus' latest video returns her to the charts!
Adele returns to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Dec. 26) with “Hello,” which spends a second non-consecutive week in command. The monster hit first led the list two weeks ago, and dethrones Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” which slips 1-2. “Hello” rises again thanks to the singer’s appearance (with a new haircut) on the Dec. 13 finale of the U.K.’s The X Factor, and a cover version by Karen Rodriguez, who recut the track with Spanish and English vocals. Rodriguez’s cover has roared to more than 3.2 million global YouTube views since its Dec. 1 upload, and bows at No. 3 on the latest Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart.
The Weeknd continues his 2015 hot streak with “In the Night,” which blasts to a No. 9 bow. The latest single from his Beauty Behind the Madness album arrives after its violent, fiery music video — complete with murder and mayhem amid its psychedelic transitions — premiered on Dec. 8. Model Bella Hadid, The Weeknd’s rumored girlfriend and sister of Gigi Hadid, stars in the clip. The Weeknd also performed the track, along with the smash hit “Can’t Feel My Face,” during CBS’ annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 8.
The promotion helps “Night” erupt on the Digital Songs chart, where it enters at No. 11. In addition, the song bows at No. 43 on Streaming Songs, kicking off with 4.3 million U.S. streams for the week ending Dec. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Both upsurges power the song 37-19 on the Hot 100.
The Weeknd also rises 17-13 on the Social 50 chart, picking up 85,500 Twitter mentions in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Next Big Sound, up 66 percent. The social, digital and streaming gains fuel a 4-3 bump for The Weekend on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus returns with a No. 20 start for “BB Talk.” The clip’s debut is fueled by its music video, featuring Cyrus dressed as a baby — diaper and all. “Talk” is the latest offering from Cyrus’ Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, which the singer surprise released after hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in August. The set’s lead single, “Dooo It!,” debuted and peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart for the week of Sept. 19.