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The Weeknd Scores Third Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 With 'Starboy'!

Congrats are in order for The Weeknd and Daft Punk – their hit song “Starboy” has just risen to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The track, which is the title cut from his new album, is now the 26-year-old hit-maker’s third Hot 100 #1. He first reigned with “Can’t Feel My Face” for three non-consecutive, followed by “The Hills” for six weeks.

It also serves as Daft Punk‘s very first Hot 100 #1, according to Billboard. The Grammy-winning French EDM duo had previously peaked at a #2 high (before “Starboy“) for six weeks with “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, in 2013.

The Weeknd recently hit the stage to give an exclusive live performance of “Starboy” and other tracks off the LP for Vevo at the LA Hangar – Check out the clip below!


The Weeknd – Intro / Starboy (Vevo Presents)

Taylor Swift & Zayn Malik's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' Debuts Strong on Billboard Chart!

Congrats are in order for Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik – they’re hit song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song’s debut is also a big deal for Taylor, as this marks her 20th Hot 100 top 10 song across her successful career. Be sure to stream the song if you haven’t heard it yet!

Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane, is number one on the charts for the sixth straight week. You may recognize the song as the famous Mannequin Challenge song.

'Hamilton Mixtape' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart!

No real surprise here, but the compilation album – The Hamilton Mixtape – debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week!

It sold 187,000 equivalent album units in the week ending December 8, according to Nielsen Music (via Billboard), with 169,000 in traditional album sales.

The album features covers from the hit Broadway musical by John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Andra Day, and more.

Coming in at No. 2 was The Weeknd for Starboy, followed by Pentatonix‘s A Pentatonix Christmas.

In case you didn’t know, the Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Only 11 Songs Have Hit Number One This Year, So Far!

The Billboard Hot 100 tracks the top songs in the country every week and hitting the number one spot is probably a lot harder than you may think.

So far in 2016, only 11 songs have climbed the chart to reach the top slot and this amount is actually up from the year before.

Only nine singles charted in the number one spot in 2015, with one of them being a holdover from 2014.

The song that started off 2016 at number one, Adele‘s “Hello” is a holdover from last year.

Click through the slideshow to see all of 2016′s number ones so far…

Kings of Leon Land First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

A congrats is in order for Kings of Leon!

The guys – Caleb, Nathan, Jared, and Matthew Followill – just scored their first-ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with their seventh studio album, Walls.

It sold 77,000 equivalent album units, with 68,000 of those in traditional album sales.

In case you don’t know, the Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, including traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Walls was released on October 14 via RCA Records.

Drake's 'One Dance' Named Song of the Summer By 'Billboard'!

Drake‘s “One Dance” featuring WizKid and Kyla has officially been named Billboard‘s 2016 Song of the Summer!

The 29-year-old entertainer’s summer smash consistently topped Billboard‘s Songs of the Summer chart throughout the entire season.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” came in at number two on the chart. Rounding out the top five were The Chainsmokers‘ “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya, Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills” featuring Sean Paul, and Calvin Harris‘ “This Is What You Came For” featuring Rihanna in spots 3, 4, and 5, respectively.

Chainsmokers & Halsey's 'Closer' Lands at Number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100!

The Chainsmokers and Halsey‘s hit song “Closer” jumped from the sixth spot to the number one spot on this week’s Billboard Hot 100!

The hot new song dethroned Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring
, which enjoyed several weeks at number one and is now at number two. Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MO is now at number three.

Rounding out the top give is Twenty One Pilots‘ “Heathens” and Calvin Harris and Rihanna‘s hit song “This Is What You Came For.”

Check out a stream of “Closer” if you haven’t heard it yet!

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