The Weeknd Breaks Billboard Record
CHARTS 24 SONGS ON GLOBAL 200 CHART, THE MOST EVER FOR A SOLO MALE ARTIST TWO TOP 10 ALBUMS ON BILLBOARD 200
“DAWN FM” #1 ALBUM GLOBALLY WITH NO PHYSICAL AVAILABLE, OVER HALF A BILLION STREAMS TO DATE
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NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2022) – The Weeknd’s album, Dawn FM, continues it’s global domination by setting a new record on the Billboard Global 200 chart - charting 24 songs, the most ever by a solo male artist. The compilation The Highlights also occupies the Billboard Top 10 at #6, alongside Dawn FM, earning The Weeknd a rare two albums in the top 10.
Dawn FM continues to top charts worldwide despite no physical product being available. The album debuted #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries as well as #1 Spotify US & Globally. Its cumulative streams have surpassed over 500 million to date. Adding to the laurels, the single “Sacrifice” debuted at #1 on Spotify US & global and is charting in over 130 countries on Apple Music.
Eschewing a traditional setup, the Academy Award-nominated multi-platinum generational superstar dropped Dawn FM as a surprise, opting to yet again give the fans new music during the peak of a global pandemic. Now, it stands out as his second global #1 album in these unprecedented times, a moment bookended by the history-making After Hours released in March 2020 which featured the #1 All Time Hot 100 smash “Blinding Lights”.
Source Republic Records
January 19, 2022 9:15am ET by Pressparty