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    • 5/8/21 Hot 100

      https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...source=twitter

      The Weeknd & Ariana Grande's 'Save Your Tears' Soars to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
      By Gary Trust

      The song leads following the release of its remix with Grande.

      The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" bounds from No. 6 to No. 1 for its first week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The track, originally released solely by The Weeknd on his 2020 album After Hours, reigns following the first week of tracking for its remix with Grande.

      The song marks the sixth Hot 100 No. 1 each for The Weeknd and Grande (the latter of whom is credited on the track on the chart for the first time, as the new version drew the majority of the title's overall activity in the tracking week).

      The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated May 8) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 4). For all chart news, you can follow Billboard and Billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

      "Save Your Tears," released on XO/Republic Records, is the 1,123rd No. 1 in the Hot 100's 62-year history.

      Streams, sales & airplay: Following the April 23 release of its remix with Grande, "Save Your Tears," all versions combined, drew 30.4 million U.S. streams (up 111%) and sold 18,000 downloads (up 265%) in the week ending April 29, according to MRC Data, as it wins the Hot 100's top Streaming and Sales Gainer awards. It also attracted 67.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 5%) in the week ending May 2.

      The track blasts 19-1 on the Digital Song Sales chart and 17-2 on Streaming Songs and holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs. Grande adds her eighth Digital Song Sales No. 1 and The Weeknd scores his sixth.

      The Weeknd's sixth Hot 100 No. 1: Here's a recap of The Weeknd's six Hot 100 No. 1s.

      "Can't Feel My Face," three weeks at No. 1, beginning Aug. 22, 2015
      "The Hills," six weeks, Oct. 3, 2015
      "Starboy," feat. Daft Punk, one week, Jan. 7, 2017
      "Heartless," one week, Dec. 14, 2019
      "Blinding Lights," four weeks, April 4, 2020
      "Save Your Tears," with Ariana Grande, one week (to-date), May 8, 2021

      Albums with three No. 1s: With "Heartless," "Blinding Lights" and "Save Your Tears" all originally released on The Weeknd's album After Hours, the set is the first to spin off three Hot 100 No. 1s since Drake's Scorpion, which yielded the leaders "God's Plan," "Nice for What" and "In My Feelings" in 2018.

      Released in March 2020, After Hours is the first album released in the '20s to generate a trio of Hot 100 leaders. Six albums released in the '10s each produced at least three, including Scorpion. Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, from 2010, became the first, reeling off a record-tying five in 2010-11: "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg; the title track; "Firework"; "E.T.," featuring Kanye West; and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"

      The other sets released in the '10s with three Hot 100 No. 1s each: Rihanna's Loud ("What's My Name?," featuring Drake, "Only Girl (In the World)" and "S&M," featuring Britney Spears, 2010-11); Adele's 21 ("Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain," 2011-12); Taylor Swift's 1989 ("Shake It Off," "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, 2014-15); and Justin Bieber's Purpose ("What Do You Mean?," "Sorry" and "Love Yourself," 2015-16).

      Of the seven albums above, After Hours is the fourth with three or more Hot 100 No. 1s thanks to a remix of a single adding another artist, joining Teenage Dream ("E.T."), Loud ("S&M") and 1989 ("Bad Blood"). 21, Purpose and Scorpion each generated three No. 1s credited only to Adele, Bieber and Drake, respectively.


      Albums with three No. 1s … in 3 distinct years: Much rarer, After Hours' three Hot 100 No. 1s have led in three distinct years: "Heartless" in 2019, "Blinding Lights" in 2020 and now "Save Your Tears" in 2021.

      Only one other album has achieved the honor: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. When "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," the seventh single from Jackson's 1989 set, hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 19, 1991, Paul Grein noted its historic nature in that issue's Chart Beat column: "It makes Rhythm Nation the first album to spawn No. 1 hits in three calendar years. 'Miss You Much' topped the chart in 1989 (and) 'Escapade' and 'Black Cat' scored in 1990."

      Most No. 1s by Canadians: As The Weeknd adds his sixth Hot 100 No. 1, he moves closer to the record for the most among Canadians, whose leaderboard has been overhauled in recent years.

      Here is an updated rundown of Canadian artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1s:

      8, Drake
      7, Justin Bieber
      6, The Weeknd
      4, Bryan Adams
      4, Celine Dion
      3, Nelly Furtado
      2, Paul Anka

      Drake, from Toronto, achieved his first Hot 100 No. 1 in 2010, while Bieber (London, Ontario) and The Weeknd (Toronto), whom Drake, of course, helped introduce, each led for the first time in 2015.

      Ariana Grande's sixth Hot 100 No. 1: Like The Weeknd, Grande notches her sixth Hot 100 leader. Here's a recap.

      "Thank U Next," seven weeks at No. 1, beginning Nov. 17, 2018
      "7 Rings," eight weeks, Feb. 2, 2019
      "Stuck With U," with Justin Bieber, one week, May 23, 2020
      "Rain on Me," with Lady Gaga, one week, June 6, 2020
      "Positions," one week, Nov. 7, 2020
      "Save Your Tears," with The Weeknd, one week (to-date), May 8, 2021

      (Notably, "Save Your Tears" is Grande's first Hot 100 No. 1 that didn't debut in the top spot. She is the only artist with as many as five No. 1 debuts on the chart, as well as the only act whose first five leaders entered at the summit, a streak that, thus, ends this week.)

      Just duet: Grande's latest Hot 100 leader makes her own history, as she becomes the first woman with three No. 1 duets (counting songs by two soloists, both in lead roles, not known for regularly recording together). "Save Your Tears," with The Weeknd, follows "Rain on Me," with Lady Gaga, and "Stuck With U," with Justin Bieber.


      Overall, Grande joins the elite company of a Beatle, as only one other act has led the Hot 100 with three co-billed duets with other soloists: Paul McCartney, with "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," with Linda McCartney (1971); "Ebony and Ivory," with Stevie Wonder (1982); and "Say Say Say," with Michael Jackson (1983-84).

      Plus, with Grande's three No. 1 duets reigning within a year's span (May 23, 2020-May 8, 2021), she rewrites the mark for the fastest accumulation of three such leaders.

      Max-imum exposure: Max Martin co-wrote and co-produced "Save Your Tears" and the Swedish pop titan earns his 24th Hot 100 No. 1 as a writer and 22nd as a producer. Only McCartney (32) and John Lennon (26) have written more Hot 100 No. 1s, while Martin moves to within one of George Martin (23) for the most among producers.

      Before "Tears," Max Martin last topped the Hot 100 as a writer and producer via The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights." He first led in both roles thanks to Britney Spears' "…Baby One More Time" on the chart dated Jan. 30, 1999.

      20 weeks to No. 1: "Save Your Tears" tops the Hot 100 in its 20th total week on the chart. It wraps the longest ascent to the summit since Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" also hit No. 1 in its 20th frame last August.


      "Tears" debuted at No. 41 on the Hot 100 dated April 4, 2020, the week that parent album After Hours opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. After a second week on the Hot 100 the following week, it didn't return until the list dated Jan. 9, 2021; its original version's official video premiered Jan. 5.

      "Save" "your" "tears": Saving one more angle for last, "Save Your Tears" is the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 with the word "save" in its title, after The Drifters' "Save the Last Dance for Me" (1960), Jackson 5's "The Love You Save" (1970) and Vanessa Williams' "Save the Best for Last" (1992).

      Three other No. 1s also include "tears" in their titles: ? (Question Mark) & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (1966), Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "The Tears of a Clown" (1970) and Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer's "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (1979). (Honorary "shout"-out to Tears for Fears, who notched two No. 1s in 1985: "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout." Meanwhile, Grande has a new highest-charting hit with "tears" in its title: her "No More Tears Left to Cry" reached No. 3 in 2018.)

      As for Hot 100 No. 1s with "your" in their titles, "Save Your Tears" is the hefty 30th (counting two with "yourself"). The Platters' "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" became the first in 1959, while last month Lil Nas X led with "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)."

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        • Greece

          11 (13) 71 Blinding Lights (3xP)

          13 (12) 20 Save Your Tears (G)
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          • Canadian Hot 100:

            01 (06) 27 Save Your Tears

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            • USA

              Hot100

              01 (06) 20 Save Your Tears

              Streaming Song

              02 (17) 17 Save Your Tears

              21 (20) 70 Blinding Lights

              Digital Song Sales

              01 (19) 17 Save Your Tears

              28 (29) 71 Blinding Lights

              Canada

              01 (06) 27 Save Your Tears

              17 (18) 73 Blinding Lights

              Digital Song Sales

              01 (07) 23 Save Your Tears

              29 (30) 74 Blinding Lights

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              • A well deserved #1, congrats to Abel & Ariana.
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                • Originally posted by Nostalgiee View Post
                  Australia :

                  #4 (+15) Save Your Tears | Certified Platine
                  It's a new peak there.

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                  • Originally posted by theMathematician View Post

                    It's a new peak there.

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                    Should 'Highlights' updates be posted in here? If yes, it would be useful to add it to the thread's title.
                    For me it is part of the era.

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                    • Denmark

                      02 (03) 58 After Hours

                      02 (08) 16 Save Your Tears

                      22 (24) 61 Blinding Lights
                      Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                      • Austria

                        04 (13) 16 Save Your Tears

                        29 (30) 72 Blinding Lights
                        Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                        • Originally posted by jjavier1978 View Post
                          Austria

                          04 (13) 16 Save Your Tears

                          29 (30) 72 Blinding Lights
                          It's a re-peak. The single's spent 4 weeks at No. 4 now.
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                          • Germany Mid-Week

                            75 (43) After Hours

                            05 (04) Save Your Tears

                            30 (27) Blinding Lights
                            Last edited by jjavier1978; Wed May 5, 2021, 14:07.
                            Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                              • Spain

                                34 (30) 58 After Hours

                                16 (55) 13 Save Your Tears

                                47 (46) 71 Blinding Lights
                                Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                • Portugal Audiogest

                                  40 (RE) 35 After Hours

                                  04 (15) 19 Save Your Tears (Platinum)

                                  21 (16) 74 Blinding Lights (5xPlatinum)
                                  Last edited by jjavier1978; Thu May 6, 2021, 20:34.
                                  Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                  • Mediatraffic

                                    08 (Re) 28 After Hours 62.000 equivalent sales this week / 4.173.000 totally
                                    Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                    • Originally posted by Nostalgiee View Post
                                      Sweden :

                                      #3 (+14) Save Your Tears
                                      #32 (-2) Blinding Lights

                                      #7 (-1) After Hours
                                      It's a new peak for the song there. It's his 3rd highest peak behind 'Starboy' and 'Blinding Lights'. Yes, a 3rd or 4th single can still score great peaks if a) people like the song and b) with the right promo .
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                                      • Australia :

                                        #7 (-3) Save Your Tears
                                        #24 (-2) Blinding Lights

                                        #11 (-5) The Highlights

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                                        • Lithuaria

                                          05 (06) 59 After Hours

                                          10 (07) 02 Save Your Tears (Remix)

                                          18 (14) 18 Save Your Tears

                                          22 (20) 75 Blinding Lights
                                          Last edited by jjavier1978; Fri May 7, 2021, 12:56.
                                          Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                          • Sweden

                                            08 (06) 59 After Hours

                                            04 (03) 18 Save Tour Tears

                                            Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                            • Netherlands

                                              20 (10) 59 After Hours

                                              20 (19) 33 Save Your Tears
                                              Last edited by jjavier1978; Fri May 7, 2021, 16:02.
                                              Madonna is The most successful and influential female artist of all time.

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                                              • Wow The Ariana duet has really given Save your tears a new lease of life, as expected.
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                                                  • UK :

                                                    #8 (+12) Save Your Tears
                                                    #45 (-5) Blinding Lights

                                                    #18 (-11) The Highlights
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