The Weeknd earns fourth RIAA Diamond-certified single

“Can’t Feel My Face” surpasses 10 million in sales

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” has officially been certified Diamond for sales of more than ten million. This is the pop star’s fourth Diamond single, following “The Hills,” “Starboy” and “Blinding Lights,” making him the third solo artist and fourth artist overall to reach the achievement.

The single is from The Weeknd’s second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness and was his first single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Over the weekend, The Weeknd teased new music tied to James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of the Water. It’s unclear what involvement the Canadian pop star will have to the film or if new music will be featured on the soundtrack. The film is slated to open in theaters on December 16th.

Last week, The Weeknd announced European and Latin American dates for his After Hours Til Dawn Tour. The next leg of the trek will kick off Saturday, June 10th in Manchester, UK at Etihad Stadium, with stops in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and more before wrapping up in Santiago, Chile on Sunday, October 15th at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida. An extra date has been added to London, due to popular demand.

The completely sold out North American leg of the stadium tour was an incredible success breaking attendance records and grossing over $130 million dollars to date.

The tour celebrates The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours — its hit single “Blinding Lights” was named the new No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song of all time, surpassing Chubby Checker’s 1960 hit “The Twist” — as well as his critically-acclaimed album Dawn FM, which was released January 2022. Kaytranada and Mike Dean will join The Weeknd on all European dates.

The After Hours Til Dawn Tour is powered by Binance, the global blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, bringing Web 3.0 technology to concert-goers worldwide. Ticket holders receive souvenir NFTs as well as gain access to an exclusive NFT collection for The Weeknd’s tour, in collaboration with HXOUSE, a think-center and community incubator for creative entrepreneurs. Five percent of the sales from the upcoming tour NFT collection will be donated to the XO Humanitarian Fund.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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