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The Year in Charts 2020: The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Is the No. 1 Hot 100 Song of the Year

SHINING ‘LIGHTS’

“Blinding Lights” leads the 2020 Hot 100 Songs recap after it spent four weeks at No. 1, becoming The Weeknd’s fifth and most recent leader, on the weekly Hot 100 in April and May. The song has since broken records for the most weeks spent in the top five and the top 10 among all titles in the chart’s 62-year history.

The song’s ’80s vibe is a favorite of The Weeknd’s, as he told Billboard in April, “I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born. You can hear as far back as my first mixtape [2011’s House of Balloons] that the ’80s — Siouxsie & the Banshees, Cocteau Twins — play such a huge role in my sound. Sometimes it helps me create a new sound and sometimes it’s just obvious. I’m just glad the world’s into it now.”

The Weeknd boasts his

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Roddy Ricch Dominates Apple Music’s Year-End Charts

As the year’s top album on Apple Music, Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial additionally spawned three more tracks that earned placement on the service’s top songs of 2020 chart: “High Fashion”, “Start Wit Me” and “Bacc Seat.” Ricch was additionally featured on the fourth most-streamed song of 2020, DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR.”

The year’s second most-streamed song on Apple Music, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, had an even broader reach than “The Box” worldwide, charting in the top 5 on Apple Music’s Top 100 songs charts in 92 countries and reaching No. 1 in 62 of them. While “Blinding Lights” had fewer streams than “The Box,” it racked up the most listeners overall.

One notable facet of Apple Music’s end-of-year charts this year is the inclusion of two new tallies: the most Shazamed songs of the year as well as most-read song lyrics on the platform. To provide the genesis

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Here’s Where Every Song from BTS’ ‘BE’ Album Debuts on the Billboard Global Charts

“Dynamite,” the group’s first-ever English-language single, previously topped the Global Excl. U.S. listing for five weeks and the Global 200 for three.

From there, the rest of the album’s songs pack the top 40 of both charts, led by “Blue & Grey” at No. 9 on the Global 200 and No. 15 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. See below for a full rundown of the songs’ current ranks.

Global 200

No. 1, “Life Goes On”
No, 3, “Dynamite”
No. 9, “Blue & Grey”
No, 16, “Stay”
No. 22, “Fly to My Room”
No. 28, “Telepathy”
No. 30, “Dis-ease”

Global Excl. U.S.

No. 1, “Life Goes On”
No. 2, “Dynamite”
No. 15, “Blue & Grey”
No. 20, “Fly to My Room”
No. 28, “Telepathy”
No. 32, “Stay”
No. 35, “Dis-ease”
No. 130, “Boy With Luv” (feat. Halsey)

The predominantly Korean-language album essentially performs better on the Global 200, which includes

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Here’s Where Every Song from BTS’ ‘BE’ Album Debuts on the Billboard Global Charts

Following the Nov. 21 release of BTS’ album BE, the South Korean megastars chart all seven songs from the set on both the Dec. 5-dated Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. Six songs from the album debut on each tally, while the act’s former chart-topper “Dynamite” continues on each ranking and is part of BE’s tracklist. In all, BTS logs seven songs on the former chart and eight on the latter, where 2019’s “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, also appears.

In total, the album’s seven charting songs combined for 351.9 million streams and 368,000 in digital sales worldwide in the week ending Nov. 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

As previously reported, the album’s opening track, “Life Goes On,” debuts atop both global rankings, while “Dynamite” returns at Nos. 2 (Global Excl. U.S.) and 3 (Global 200), making BTS the first act

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The Year in Touring Charts 2020: Elton John Crowns Top Tours in Abbreviated Year

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Perhaps the least of our worries, this shutdown chopped Boxscore numbers into pieces, halting the Northern hemisphere’s stadium season and postponing scheduled tours to 2021 and 2022, while canceling others outright. And though the touring industry will look ahead to the coming years to reshape and rebuild, 2020’s shortened but still stellar box office results provide some hope for the future.

Billboard‘s Year-End Boxscore charts are based on engagements that played between Nov. 1, 2019 and Oct. 31, 2020. Gross and attendance totals include traditional touring, drive-in concerts, and livestream events.  

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour began the 2020 chart year with 10 shows in North America, kicking off the new decade with $21 million in domestic grosses. He then went to Australia for a 37-show sweep that added $93.1 million before

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The Year in Charts 2020: Roddy Ricch Is the Top New Artist

Roddy Ricch caps a banner year on Billboard’s charts, as the 22-year-old hip-hop star is named 2020’s top new artist.

The coronation comes after his debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, spent four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 chart earlier in the year, while he also landed a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart that teamed up for 18 weeks atop the list.

Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor on the weekly charts dated Nov. 23, 2019, through Nov. 14, 2020. The rankings for Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based year-end recaps reflect equivalent album units, airplay, sales or streaming during the weeks that the titles appeared on a respective chart during the tracking year. Any activity registered before or after a title’s chart run isn’t considered in these rankings.

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Roddy Ricch Tops Apple Music’s Year-End Charts For 2020

Apple Music just revealed their year end charts for 2020 and Roddy Ricch reigned supreme!

The streaming service revealed four comprehensive lists with rounded up the top 100 songs and albums on the platform in 2020, as well as the most-Shazamed tracks and most-read song lyrics of the year.

Roddy‘s “The Box” was named Apple Music’s most-streamed song of 2020 around the world, while his debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial was the most-streamed album.

“The Box” was also just nominated for a Grammy!

Three of the songs from the album also placed on Apple Music’s top songs of 2020 chart: “High Fashion”, “Start Wit Me” and “Bacc Seat.”

His collaboration with DaBaby, “ROCKSTAR”, also landed as the fourth most-streamed song.

The number two song of the year went to The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”. The track actually had the most listeners worldwide and was first

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BTS Becomes First Group to Rule Artist 100, Hot 100 & Billboard 200 Charts at the Same Time

BTS has now spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, as its new LP Bedebuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (chart dated Dec. 5) with 242,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The seven-member South Korean superstars also score their third No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Life Goes On” debuts at the summit. It follows “Dynamite” (No. 3 this week) and the act’s Jawsh 685/Jason Derulo collab “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” which reached No. 1 in September and October, respectively.

With its 13th week at No. 1, BTS extends its record for the most weeks spent atop the Artist 100 among duos/groups. BTS also surpasses Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran for the sixth-most weeks spent at the summit overall, dating to the chart’s 2014 start.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Artist 100

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Karol G Hits Top 20 on Billboard Global Charts With ‘Bichota’

“Bichota” surpasses “Ay, Dios Mio” to become Karol G’s highest-charting title as a sole lead artist on both charts. The former reached No. 18 on the Global Excl. U.S. tally and No. 25 on the Global 200.

The song’s worldwide stream count spiked by 53%, while its sales shot up 36% (a week after posting gains of 39% and 19%). Not only does the single rank higher on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, it is increasing at a more rapid pace in its list’s metrics: its streams outside the U.S. are up 58%, while its sales surge by 52%.

While it hasn’t yet hit the Billboard Hot 100, “Bichota” does move up two spots to No. 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, becoming Karol G’s seventh song to crack that tally’s top five.

Concurrently, four hits by international acts debut on both global charts. Here’s a recap.

“Dime Como

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Mammoth WVH’s Eddie Van Halen Tribute ‘Distance’ Debuts Atop Rock Charts: ‘I Just Wish He Was Here to See It’

“Distance” also bows at No. 9 on the likewise multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally and opens at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and Rock Digital Song Sales rankings, respectively.

“I am beyond humbled by the response to ‘Distance,'” Wolfgang, who also wrote the song, tells Billboard. “I can’t believe that it’s appearing on all of these charts so soon after release. The fact that so many have embraced the song and video shows how much we have in common in the love and respect we have for my father. I just wish he was here to see it. Thank you so much to everyone who’s listening and also to my whole team who has worked so hard to make this a reality.”

While the song’s music video, which features home movies and video footage of the father and son together, drove

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