By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
A little over a year ago, The Weeknd released his fourth studio album, “After Hours.” It was reportedly recommended that Weeknd push this project back due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but he still wanted to come through for his fans. The March 20 release date was still set and it won big.
After Hours ended up debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart to give The Weeknd his third consecutive chart-topping project. Currently, it stands at No. 4. According to Chart Data, After Hours has also spent a full year on the Billboard 200.
After Hours was also led by the hit singles “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless,” both of which each topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Both of these records received new platinum certifications from the RIAA last week as well as the album. Blinding Lights is at 7x platinum status and has been in the top 10 of the Hot 100 for over a year now.
The Weeknd shockingly wasn’t nominated for any GRAMMYs. In November, he called them “corrupt” for this and also recently told the New York Times that they have “secret committees.”
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