Abel Tesfaye's third studio album also hit number one in the US with 348,000 in equivalent album units
The Weeknd has enjoyed great commercial success with ‘Starboy’ in the US, storming to the top of the Billboard 200 album charts in its first week with 348,000 in equivalent album units (via Billboard). The album also broke the record for the most Spotify streams in a single day last week.
Further commercial success for The Weeknd has come with the achievement of having each of ‘Starboy”s 18 tracks chart in the Hot 100, the US singles chart. While none of the tracks have managed to shift Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Black Beatles’ – which became the unofficial anthem of the “mannequin challenge” craze – from the number one spot, Tesfaye has managed to have every single song from his latest album earn a placing on the US Hot 100 chart. The achievement falls just short of the record of 20, which was set in May by Drake after the release his latest album ‘Views’.
In the UK, The Weeknd was unable to match the same kind of chart success that he enjoyed last week in the US – ‘Starboy’ only charted at number five.