“#The Weeknd Scores Greatest Billboard Hit Of All Time As HBO Picks Up His 'Idol' Series”
“Blinding Lights” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on December 14, 2019, and went on a hell of a run for the next two years. The song was No. 1 for four weeks in 2020 and spent the most weeks in the Hot 100 Top Five (43), Top Ten (57) and Top 40 (86).
Overall, “Blinding Lights” spent a record 90 weeks on the Hot 100 chart surpassing Chubby Checker ’s 1960s rock-n-roll classic “The Twist” as the all-time number one song. Checker and his hit “The Twist” held the position since 2008. According to a statement, Billboard had a unique way of determining the standings.
[email protected] ’s “Blinding Lights” has officially been crowned the #1 biggest Hot 100 hit in @billboard chart history.
— chart data (@chartdata) November 23, 2021
“A designation that factors in total weeks on the chart as well as exact chart positions, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least,” Billboard said in a statement.
Billboard is also offering fans the chance to purchase a special gift to celebrate The Weeknd ’s achievement. Fans will be able to get their hands on a special collection of trading card packs available for purchase for $100 on shop.theweeknd.com and a limited-edition NFT featuring The Weeknd in partnership with Autograph, the brand co-founded by NFL legend Tom Brady.
[email protected]‘s “Blinding Lights” is officially the GOAT #Hot100 song