The Weeknd Nabs Top Two Spots on Billboard Hot 100
His huge hit, the poppy “Can’t Feel My Face” just hit its third, nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Hot 100. The Weeknd successfully knocked Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” from the top spot, which dropped to No. 3 after debuting at No. 1 and beating One Direction’s Spotify record, further proving the cyclical nature of pop music.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s other song “The Hills,” rose a spot to second place, earning him two songs in the Top 2, simultaneously — an impressive feat to say the last. Billboard also reports that “Can’t Feel My Face” is the most-heard song on radio, and it’s spending its sixth week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart. The track also hit its ninth week at the top of Billlboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
The last time a lead artist had both songs in Nos. 1 and 2 was Black Eyed Peas with "I Gotta Feeling" and "Boom Boom Pow" in 2009.
The Weeknd is now just the 16th act in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart to earn both No. 1 and No. 2, sitting comfortably with other artists who achieved the feat like Mariah Carey, Usher, OutKast, the Bee Gees and the Beatles.
Congratulations to The Weeknd! Do you think he's celebrating with his 18-year-old girlfriend Bella Hadid? How many times did you hear "Can't Feel My Face" on the radio this weekend? My own personal count would be seven times, but that was only in the span of a few hours while trapped in a car on Saturday.