The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears" is the World's Best-selling Digital Single of 2021!

Posted on June 6, 2022

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The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears"  is the World's Best-selling Digital Single of 2021! 
"Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd is the World's best-selling Single of 2021! The Weeknd is the first artist to top the Global Digital Single Rank two years in a row, after also hitting #1 on the Global Digital Single Award in 2020 with his global smash-hit single "Blinding Lights". The IFPI Global Digital Single Award is presented to the world’s best-selling single of the year across all digital formats including paid subscription streaming, ad-supported platforms, and single-track downloads and streams.
 
Following the hits "Heartless", "In Your Eyes" and the record-breaking "Blinding Lights", "Save Your Tears" was the fourth single to be released from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album 'After Hours'. The track went to #1 in 18 countries around the world and was a top 10 hit in 33 other markets. Powered by the release of a remixed version with Ariana Grande, the song finally reached #1 in the US in May 2021. "Save Your Tears" stayed in the Top 10 in charts globally throughout 2021, and has been certified Platinum in 14 markets, spanning three continents.
 
The Weeknd’s "Blinding Lights", the #1 digital single in the IFPI Global Digital Single Chart 2020, remained in the Top 10 for a second year, at #7. Elsewhere in the chart, The Kid LAROI made his first appearance at #2 with his Justin Bieber collab "STAY". He was joined by fellow breakthrough superstar Olivia Rodrigo who entered the chart with two of her singles, drivers license at #5 and "good 4 u" at #8.
 
Top 10 Global Digital Singles of 2021
 
1. The Weeknd – Save Your Tears | 2.15bn
2. he Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber – STAY | 2.07bn
3. Dua Lipa – Levitating | 1.88bn
4. BTS – Butter | 1.76bn
5. Olivia Rodrigo – drivers license | 1.73bn
6. Justin Bieber (ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon) – Peaches | 1.72bn
7. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights | 1.61bn
8. Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u | 1.61bn
9. Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) | 1.60bn
10. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits | 1.57bn


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