‘Dawn FM’ by The Weeknd breaks Billboard Global Records

Jan 21, 2022News

Following the release of his latest studio album, Dawn FM, The Weeknd continues to grow in strength as one of the top global artist. Though it failed to debut atop the Billboard 200, the album is an undeniable hit, especially in international markets. According to Billboard, the newly released project made a strong showing around the world, topping the official charts of the U.K., Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and, of course, his home country of Canada. Dawn FM has also helped The Weeknd set a new Billboard record, charting 24 songs on the Global 200 chart—the most entries in a single week for a solo male performer. The tracks that have placed on the Global 200 include “Sacrifice” at No. 2, as well as “Take My Breath,” “Gasoline,” “Out of Time,” “Is There Someone Else?,” “How Do I Make You Love Me?,” and the Ariana Grande-assisted “Save Your Tears” remix, which first appeared on his 2020 effort, After Hours. Below are official tweets made by Billboard. 

 

The artist also had two albums chart on the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, a rare accomplishment. Dawn FM had the No. 2 spot while his second greatest hits album, 2020’s The Highlights, sat at No. 6 on the 200 chart. In its second week, Dawn FM dropped to No. 3 but Abel has another shot at the top spot when he releases the vinyl for the album in a few weeks. Billboard also points out that there is only one other artist who has had more Global 200 entries in a single week: Taylor Swift, with 31 songs. Kanye West trails The Weeknd with 23, followed by Drake with 22 and 21 for the weeks ending Sept. 18, 2001, and Sept. 25, 2001, respectively.

 

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