The Weeknd has reached the pinnacle!
The Canadian R&B artist earns his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Can't Feel My Face."
After being the runner-up for the past three weeks, his electrifying single hops over OMI's "Cheerleader" (which drops to NO. 2) to secure the coveted no. 1 position. The record also tops the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a fourth week.
According to Billboard, The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) scores his first Hot 100 No. 1 after three prior top 10s, all in the past year: "Love Me Harder," with Ariana Grande, reached No. 7 in November; "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" hit No. 3 in May (and No. 1 on Radio Songs); and "The Hills" rolled to No. 10 three weeks ago.
The Weeknd is scheduled to release his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, on August 28th. The project will feature collaborations with Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, and Labrinth.
Based on the performance of the set's singles, "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," early estimates say the album will sell "250k and could well grow" in its first week.