The Weeknd Dethrones Roddy Ricch for No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100


There’s a new king on the charts.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, becoming his fifth leader on the chart. He dethrones Roddy Ricch, whose single “The Box” reigned at No. 1 for 11 weeks.

“Blinding Lights” is the second single from The Weeknd’s album After Hours to reach No. 1. “Heartless” topped the chart in December and rises 16-4 this week. The Weeknd previously reached No. 1 with “Starboy” (January 2017), “The Hills” (October-November 2015), and “Can’t Feel My Face” (August-September 2015).

The Toronto crooner also holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with After Hours, which opens with 444,000 equivalent album units. It becomes his fourth No. 1 on the chart and the biggest overall week for any album of 2020 so far. All 14 tracks from After Hours have charted. A deluxe version was also released featuring eight bonus tracks.

After 11 weeks, “The Box” dips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 but remains atop the Hot Rap Songs chart for a 13th week. Roddy also notches a new entry on the Hot 100 with NLE Choppa’s “Walk Em Down,” which debuts at No. 94.

Doja Cat earns her first top 10 entry on the Hot 100 with “Say So.” The Hot Pink single jumps 14-9, becoming her third Hot 100 entry. She previously charted with “Juicy” featuring Tyga (No. 41) and “Candy” (No. 86).

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Post Malone’s former leader “Circles” remains at No. 5, Future and Drake’s “Life Is Good” slips 4-6, and Justin Bieber’s “Intentions” featuring Quavo holds at No. 8.