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#The Weeknd Scores Greatest Billboard Hit Of All Time As HBO Picks Up His 'Idol' Series

#The Weeknd Scores Greatest Billboard Hit Of All Time As HBO Picks Up His 'Idol' Series

The Weeknd Scores Greatest Billboard Hit Of All Time As HBO Picks Up His 'Idol' Series

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The Weeknd has finally done it. His smash hit “Blinding Lights” off his fourth studio album, After Hours, is officially the number one song on Billboard‘s Greatest Songs of All Time Hot 100 Chart. The announcement was made via Billboard on Tuesday (November 23).

“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

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