The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Debuts at No. 1, Entire Album Charts on Hot 100

All hail Abel “The Weeknd” Tesafaye. His third studio album, Starboy, debuts atop the Billboard 200 this week.

Released on November 25 via XO/Republic Records, the album sold an impressive 348,000 equivalent album units (209,000 in traditional sales) during its first week of sales. This feat makes Starboy the third largest debut of 2016, trailing behind Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade. 

It gets better. According to Billboard, all 18 tracks on Starboy have charted on the Hot 100 including his Kendrick Lamar-assisted song “Sidewalks” (No. 27) and “All I Know” featuring Future (No. 46).

Streaming is the main catalyst behind The Weeknd’s Hot 100 domination. In fact, the tracks received 175.2 million streams in just one week. Some of the popular songs include “Starboy” (33.4 million), “Party Monster” (16 million), “I Feel It Coming” (11.2 million), “Reminder” (10.6 million), “Sidewalks” (10.3 million) and “Six Feet Under” (10.1 million).

Here’s a breakdown of The Weeknd’s Billboard Hot 100 takeover: 

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 is the follow-up to The Weeknd’s 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness, which also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

On Feb. 17, 2017, The Weeknd will kick off his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour in Stockholm, Sweden with special guests Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert. The North American leg will begin on April 25 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Jorja Smith Announces Debut Album ‘Lost & Found’

It’s about time. After several major features with hip-hop biggest stars (Drake, Kendrick Lamar), rising singer Jorja Smith has announced her debut album, Lost & Found, will arrive on June 8.

Smith will enjoy the spotlight alone on Lost & Found as there are no features on the project, which includes “Teenage Fantasy” and “Blue Lights.” She performed the latter song along with “On My Mind” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week.

Lost & Found Track List
1. “Lost & Found”
2. “Teenage Fantasy”
3. “Where Did I Go?”
4. “February 3rd”
5. “On Your Own”
6. “The One”
7. “Wandering Romance”
8. “Blue Lights”
9. “Lifeboats (Freestyle)”
10. “Goodbyes”
11. “Tomorrow”
12. “Don’t Watch Me Cry”

Pre-order Smith’s Lost & Found today.

 

Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots to Headline Smokin’ Grooves Festival

The performance lineup for the Smokin’ Grooves Festival has been announced. Erykah Badu, Miguel and The Roots are set to headline the event, which takes plance on June 16 at The Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Other artists on the bill include Jhene Aiko, NxWorries (Anderson Paak + Knxwledge), H.E.R., Majid Jordan, dvsn, Tiara Thomas, Lion Babe, Arin Ray, Ravyn Lenae, Omarion and THEY, to name a few.

While Badu doesn’t have a new project out, fans will be expecting to hear her classic records. Miguel and Jhené Aiko will promote their latest albums. The latter artist released her  sophomore album Trip last September, while Miguel delivered his third album, War & Leisure, in December.

Tickets are on sale now at smokingroovesfest.com.

See the complete Smokin’ Grooves lineup below.

JoJo Announces ‘Leaks, Mixtapes and Covers’ Tour Dates

JoJo will soon embark on a 15-date tour. Dubbed Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes, the singer will launch her tour in Anaheim, Calif. on May 29. From there, she will travel to several other major cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York before concluding in Dallas, TX on June 26.

Last August, JoJo launched her Clover Music imprint at Interscope Records. “I’m reunited with [Aaron Bay-Schuck], my original A&R at Atlantic, who was instrumental in signing me there,” JoJo explained. “One of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career was leave the Atlantic family. It was a decision I seriously struggled with, but felt I owed it to myself to fulfill one of my ultimate goals, which was ownership.”

Leaks, Covers and Mixtapes Tour Schedule

Aaaaffddkfkfjskshdhshksdjiehagayahff!!!!!!! You have no idea how excited I am to sing these songs live for the very first time 😭😭😭 Leaks. Covers. & Mixtapes. This tour is especially for everyone who rocked with me when my hands were tied and my voice was silenced… thought it’d be mad fun to perform these songs since they were such a massive part of my life and you have always shown such passion for them. I wanted to keep the shows small and intimate so… get your tix now baebs. I miss seeing you up close and I want to get that connection that inspires me so much while I’m working on NEW material for my next project. Just starting to put the set list together… what songs do you want to hear most?! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 •ARTIST PRE-SALE tickets are available tomorrow, April 25th at 10am local time – use password: JOJOEXCLUSIVE •VENUE PRESALE tickets available this Thurs, April 26th at 10am •GENERAL tix go on sale this Fri, April 27th at 10am local (except New York, which goes on sale at noon)

A post shared by JoJo. (@iamjojo) on

 

Send this to a friend