The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ has turn into the first song to employ a full year in the Prime 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The upbeat tune – which dropped in November 2019 – managed its 52nd consecutive week in the listing as it charted at number three.
Post Malone beforehand held the chronicle for having a song in the Prime 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart consecutively for the longest, when his song ‘Circles’ was there for 39 weeks.
‘Blinding Lights’ has been in the Prime 10 for 65 weeks overall, and The Weeknd – whose real name is Abel Tesfaye – will indubitably be setting his sights on breaking Imagine Dragons’ chronicle of their tune ‘Radioactive’ spending 87 weeks in the Hot 100 from 2012 to 2014.
What’s extra, ‘Blinding Lights’ beforehand broke the chronicle for the longest time spent in the top five.
It has been in the top five in the chart – which began in August 1958 – for the past 43 weeks.
The Weeknd performed at the Shapely Bowl’s halftime display at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on 7 February, during which he closed his performance with ‘Blinding Lights’.
Afterwards, he was given a diamond Shapely Bowl ring to commemorate the spectacle.
Earlier than the Shapely Bowl, the singer admitted to being inspired by Diana Ross’ spectacular halftime display in 1996.
He said: “She’s accurate so glamorous and the display accurate makes me smile.
“And she has a great exit with the helicopter – it lands in the heart of the area, she grabs onto it and flies off into the clouds, it’s fancy … I wish I may have done that, I wish I’d regarded as it.”