Earlier today, we illustrated just how well The Weeknd's latest album, Starboy, is doing in sales and online streaming. The Toronto crooner's third studio album is dominating global purchases, pushing 348,000 units, with over 200,000 of those being physical sales alone. Starboy's debut is extremely impressive, and now this tangible success is translating into dominance on the charts.
Billboard sent out a press release today, reporting that The Weeknd's entire album has seeped into the Hot 100 chart. Every one of Starboy's 18 songs have landed on the Hot 100, with the project's titular track ranking second on the list. The only time this feat has been outperformed is when fellow 6 God, Drake, unleashed Views at the end of April. The aforementioned album contained 20 cuts, which all charted on the Hot 100 upon release. That means Abel missed the title by only three songs, although that's definitely nothing to sneeze at.
To see an in-depth ranking of The Weeknd's Hot 100 placement, check out the list below, via Billboard's official website.
No. 2, "Starboy," feat. Daft Punk (up from No. 3)
No. 16, "Party Monster" (up from No. 39)
No. 22, "I Feel It Coming," feat. Daft Punk (up from No. 48)
No. 27, "Sidewalks," feat. Kendrick Lamar (new)
No. 31, "Reminder" (new)
No. 34, "Six Feet Under" (new)
No. 43, "Die for You" (new)
No. 44, "Rockin' " (new)
No. 46, "All I Know," feat. Future (new)
No. 47, "Secrets" (new)
No. 48, "True Colors" (new)
No. 55, "False Alarm" (re-entry)
No. 61, "Stargirl Interlude," feat. Lana Del Rey (new)
No. 67, "Attention" (new)
No. 68, "Nothing Without You" (new)
No. 69, "A Lonely Night" (new)
No. 71, "Love to Lay" (new)
No. 72, "Ordinary Life" (new)
Starboy has only had two weeks of proper rotation, so The Weeknd's Billboard reign is likely to continue throughout the remainder of the year. Abel will soon go toe-to-toe with Drake yet again, however, as Aubrey is about to rollout his new "playlist", More Life. Meanwhile, The Weeknd is about to embark on his global Legend of the Fall Tour, which first hits Las Vegas on December 30.