Major congratulations to The Weeknd (@theweeknd)! He is the first solo male artist to top the Artist 100, Hot 100, and Billboard 200 in the same week.
Artist 100 | The Weeknd
Billboard Hot 100 | ‘Can’t Feel My Face’
Billboard 200 | Beauty Behind the Madness
I mean. I’m not lying when I tell you guys he’s talented, and I cannot wait to see him live in December at The Forum! It’s just so wonderful to me that this artist who never liked being in the spotlight, played his deep and dark music, is now holding records with artists like Taylor Swift (she’s the only other act with this same hat trick accomplishment) and who loves being in the public eye.
From billboard.com, here is a breakdown of what each accomplishment means:
“The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard‘s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.”
And the ‘Hat Trick’ title of this post is quite fitting since he’s from Canada, the birthplace of hockey. 🙂 Speaking of, I cannot wait for hockey season!