The Weeknd’s “After Hours” Reigns at No. 1 for Four Weeks

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It’s been a month since The Weeknd dropped his fourth studio album After Hours, and if you think it should’ve left no. 1 by now – think again. Four weeks later, it’s still sitting at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

After Hours hit the shelves on March 20th, and reached the no. 1 spot about a week later, with the biggest debut for an album in 2020. That was just the beginning of its triumph since it kept returning to the top spot time and time again.

The Weeknd’s latest studio effort just topped the Billboard 200 for its fourth straight week, becoming the first album to do so since 2018, when Drake’s Scorpion spent its first five weeks at no. 1 in the US.

Several factors contributed to The Weeknd’s enormous success on the chart, including his strong streaming numbers and the sales of popular merchandise/album bundles. It also helps he didn’t have a strong competition in other artists since the month of April didn’t have many highly-anticipated new releases by mainstream performers.