The Weeknd is back at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His smash hit, “Can’t Feel My Face,” has swapped places with OMI’s hit song, “Cheerleader.” It has soared to the No. 1 spot again for its second non-consecutive week.
The Weeknd and OMI have been dancing around the No. 1 and No. 2 spots for the past few weeks. Both of these summer singles have spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Weeknd is taking over the Hot 100, since his other smash hit, “The Hills,” comes in at No. 4.
Silento’s “Watch Me” sits at No. 3 and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” is at No. 5.
The Weeknd is ready to take over the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the release of his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, released on Friday, August 28. Music industry analysts predict that the singer will have his first No. 1 album, with sales reaching 350,000 units in the week ending September 3. The pre-album could also add another 300,000 units.
According to these statistics, The Weeknd could have the best sales week ever. If the predictions are true, then it will be the third-largest album sales for an album in 2015. That would put The Weeknd behind Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (535,000 units) and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (363,000).
Beauty Behind the Madness will also give The Weeknd his third top 10 album on the Billboard 200. It will quickly follow behind Trilogy (No. 4 in 2012) and Kiss Land (No. 2 in 2013), according to a previous report via Billboard.
It’s also safe to say that The Weeknd will also take over the Billboard Hot 100 for the next few months with the hot tracks off his 80s-inspired album. The album has already spawned two other hits, “The Hills” and “Earned It,” while “Can’t Feel My Face” enjoys its time atop the chart.
The Weekend’s “Face” is also the most-heard song on the radio, according to another Billboard report. It’s spending its fourth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs. “Face” is also leading the way on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and subscription-based On-Demand Songs charts for the seventh week.
The Weeknd had one of the most memorable performances at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. He tried to recreate his music video with a fiery performance that got everyone in the audience dancing along. Taylor Swift and Kanye West were busting a move as The Weeknd performed his summer smash, which probably is the reason why it’s at the top of the charts again.
Check out The Weeknd’s performance of “Can’t Feel My Face” at the VMAs below.
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