The Weeknd Achieves Record Tied with Michael Jackson on the Billboard Hot 100
The Weeknd has made history by tying a record previously held by the legendary Michael Jackson on the Billboard Hot 100. According to recent reports, The Weeknd and Michael Jackson are the only male solo artists in history to have achieved several No. 1 hits from three different albums. Michael Jackson achieved this feat with his albums Off The Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), while The Weeknd accomplished the same with his albums Beauty Behind The Madness (2015), Starboy (2016), and After Hours (2020).
The Weeknd’s latest achievement comes after his collaboration with Ariana Grande on the remix of “Die For You” reached the top spot on the Hot 100 chart, jumping from No. 6 to No. 1. This marks the seventh No. 1 hit for both artists individually and their second chart-topper together, following their remix of “Save Your Tears” in 2021. The success of these collaborations shows the strength of their partnership and the power of their combined talent.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He first gained attention with his mixtapes released in 2011 and 2012, which led to the release of his debut studio album, Kiss Land, in 2013. He has since become one of the most successful and influential artists of his generation, with numerous awards and accolades to his name.
The Weeknd’s music is known for its unique blend of R&B, pop, and electronic sounds, as well as his introspective lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and self-discovery. His album, After Hours, released in 2020, was a critical and commercial success, with hits such as “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless” becoming instant classics.
The Weeknd’s tie with Michael Jackson on the Billboard Hot 100 is a testament to his talent and the impact he has made on the music industry. As he continues to create new music and collaborate with other artists, it’s clear that he will continue to break records and make history in his own right.