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The Weeknd Reaches 1 Billion Spotify Streams With Platinum Hit Single, “Blinding Lights;” Becomes Fastest Song To Reach This Accomplishment

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

The Weeknd has had an epic 2020 for himself. He released his fourth studio album, ‘After Hours,’ in March as it featured the hit singles “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.” It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified platinum.

Blinding Lights’ momentum continues to grow has it has certified platinum by the RIAA as well. In addition to this certification, it has also reached 1 billion streams on Spotify, according to Chart Data. This makes Blinding Lights the fastest song to reach this accomplishment. Blinding Lights has had much more oversees success too as it’s gone 4x platinum in Australia, 4x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Mexico, 2x platinum in Portugal, 3x platinum in Poland, and the list goes on.

The Weeknd was supposed to start his After Hours Tour this month but it got postponed to next summer due to COVID-19 concerns. Tickets that were purchased for the original dates will still be honored at the new ones. The Toronto superstar has also been doing huge things in the community as yesterday, he donated $500,000 to organizations that support George Floyd protestors along with who with against racial inequality.

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