Posted on January 5, 2022


The Weeknd’s“Blinding Lights” was the World’s best-selling Single of 2020! 

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the World’s best-selling Single of 2020 across all digital formats including single track downloads, and streams on both paid subscription services and ad-supported platforms.Blinding Lights is the 2nd single from The Weeknd’s 4th studio album ‘After Hours’, which was released in March 2020. 

The Weeknd wrote and co-produced « Blinding Lights » with producers Max Martin and Oscar Holter. "Blinding Lights" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks in 2020, becoming the Weeknd's 5th number one single in the US and ended 2020 as the year's top Billboard Hot 100 song! The song spent 42 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and 33 weeks in the top five, breaking the record for the most time logged in the region over the chart's 62-year history! On the Digital Song Sales chart, the song became the Weeknd's fifth Digital Songs number one. The single also topped the Streaming Songs chart. On November 7, "Blinding Lights" became the Weeknd's 1st number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, where it led for 5 consecutive weeks."Blinding Lights" topped Radio Songs for a record-breaking 26 weeks, surpassing Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris", which held the record for almost 22 years! The Song was certified Platnum in the US for over 1 Million units!


"Blinding Lights" topped the weekly charts in a total of 34 countries including Canada where it topped the Canadian Hot 100 for 7 weeks, becoming his 5th chart topping single in the country, and was certified 8 times Platinum in 2020 for sales of over 640.000 units. It's also Abel's 1st Number one single in the UK where it scored 8 weeks atop the official chart. According to Official Charts, "Blinding Lights" was the best-selling single of 2020 in the UK, certified 3 times Platinum with over 1.89 million combined sales, including 211 million streams and 177,000 downloads! It was also Abel's 1st Number One Single in Germany where it reigned at #1 for 10 weeks and was certified double Platinum in 2020 for sales of over 8000.000! In Australia, the global smash hit topped the ARIA Singles chart for 11 weeks, and was certified 6 x Platinum in 2020 for sales of over 420.000 and in New Zealand, it topped the singles chart for 4 non-consecutive weeks, going 3 x Platinum for sales of over 90.000. The song also peaked at #1 in Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland. It also reached the top 10 in Belarus, Hungary, Malta, North Macedonia, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine, "Blinding Lights" also reached the top 10 in El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico and Uruguay, as well as the top 20 in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru before the end of 2020! 

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