“Blinding Lights” becomes artist’s seventh Billboard No. 1
The Weeknd has shared a new short film titled After Hours ahead of the release of his album of the same name on March 20th. The film follows him as he leaves the stage of his acclaimed performance of “Blinding Lights” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and heads into the desolate late night streets of Los Angeles before delirium sets in. This week, “Blinding Lights” became The Weeknd’s seventh No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist. Internationally “Blinding Lights” has been the No. 1 airplay song in both Germany and France for more than seven consecutive weeks, and it has recently hit No. 1 in Australia as well. Impressively, it has been the No. 1 song on the official charts in France and the UK for three consecutive weeks and counting.
On June 11th, The Weeknd will set off on his massive 62 date world tour, The After Hours Tour, across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France with support from Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver in the US, and 88GLAM and Sabrina Claudio in Europe. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to the After Hours Tour including a fourth O2 in London, third Staples Center in LA, third Scotiabank in Toronto, and a second AA Arena in Miami. Any tour tickets purchased online come with one CD of The Weeknd’s forthcoming project, After Hours.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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