R&B singer The Weeknd is winning in 2020. The award-winning crooner’s new After Hours album has landed atop the Billboard 200 chart with over 400,000 copies sold.
After 7 days of availability, Weeknd’s LP easily toppled its competition. The LP had the biggest release of all 2020.
The Weeknd rocks the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as he scores his fourth No. 1 album with his latest release, After Hours. The set jumps in with the year’s biggest week for any album: 444,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sum also marks The Weeknd’s personal weekly best. After Hours was released on March 20 via XO/Republic Records, and is The Weeknd’s first release since his chart-topping six-song EP My Dear Melancholy in 2018. (Billboard)
Over the past few days, Weeknd has received a ton of celebrity co-signs. Rap stars Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert shared their support for the album on their social media pages.
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Both Weeknd and Uzi Vert share the spotlight on the new LP. The music stars appear together on standout song “Heartless.”
Before You Go
Weeknd took to Twitter as well as his Instagram Live last week to remember late super fan Lance. The Toronto native dedicated his newest project, After Hours, to his memory.
“RIP Lance aka XOPodcast. you were one of the true original backbones of my XO fan base. Can’t believe i’m finding out about this today. I’m dedicating After Hours to you, my friend.”