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The Weeknd Celebrates First Hot 100 No. 1: ‘All the Hard Work Has Paid Off’

The pop/R&B singer celebrates his first Hot 100 topper, "Can't Feel My Face." "It's so hard to imagine that we've come this far," he marvels to Billboard.

“It’s so hard to imagine that we’ve come this far, but it seems all the hard work has paid off,” The Weeknd beams to Billboard upon his rise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Feel My Face.”

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As previously reported, the song rises 2-1 on the tally (dated Aug. 22), becoming The Weeknd’s first Hot 100 No. 1. “Face” previews the Hot 100 Music Festival headliner’s second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, due Aug. 28. The set is due to feature collaborations with Lana Del Rey, Labrinth and Ed Sheeran.

“I’m excited for the world to hear the full body of work and experience the vision,” The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) says, citing the new album. “It’s an honor to be a part of such a great team like Republic Records and to collaborate and learn from such a seasoned producer [and writer] like Max Martin.

“Thank you to Billboard for the endless support and to the fans for staying engaged.”

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