The Weeknd’s Entire ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ Album Is on the Billboard Charts
The Weeknd is making history. After his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, debuted at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart, the Toronto singer sets a new record for having every song on the LP featured on a Billboard chart.
While "Can't Feel My Face" has been at the top spot on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the eighth consecutive week and "The Hills" moving into the second spot, 10 more songs on his 14-track album have made their debut on the charts. This will make the Weeknd the first artist that isn't a rapper to have more than 10 songs chart in a single week.
So what about the other two songs? Well, "Often" spent 27 weeks on the list while "Earned It," which also appeared on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, was on the chart for 31 straight weeks and even took the top spot for a two-week period.
The singer is the sixth artist to have 10 or more songs on the Hot 100 list at once. He is in the same company as Drake, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, the Beatles and past American Idol winner David Cook, who've all received the same honor.
"Prisoner," the song Abel Tesfaye did with Lana Del Rey, debuted at No. 16 and is the highest charting track after "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills." It also garnered 3.7 million streams in the U.S. during the week of Sept. 3 and also sold 51,000 downloads, making it the most downloaded song out of the debuting 10. You can find the songs' current chart positions here.
But that's not all. The Weeknd is also the first male solo artists since T.I. to advance two tracks simultaneously upward on the chart.
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