The Weeknd Replaces Himself At #1 With “The Hills,” Selena Gomez Cracks Top 5 For First Time
The Weeknd is now two for two with Beauty Behind The Madness, as the album’s first pair of singles have now topped the Billboard Hot 100. “The Hills,” released over the summer before “Can’t Feel My Face,” initially took a backseat to the latter’s chart ascent. But while “Can’t Feel My Face” spent three consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 — interrupted twice, by OMI‘s “Cheerlader” and then Justin Bieber‘s “What Do You Mean”— it’s now been bumped off the top by slow-burner “The Hills.”
All the while during this latest activity, Beauty Behind The Madness has been ruling the Billboard 200 for the past three weeks, or the entire length of its chart run so far. Not a bad year overall for The Weeknd, whose “Earned It” proved to be the breakout smash from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack (along with Ellie Goulding‘s “Love Me Like You Do”) when it climbed all the way to #3 earlier in 2015.
In other chart news, Selena Gomez‘s synthy slow jam “Good For You” has climbed to #5, thus becoming the 23 year old’s highest-charting single to-date. Her previous bests on the Hot 100, solo-wise, came with 2013’s “Come & Get It” and 2014’s “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” both of which peaked at #6. Prior to that, Gomez’s best showing on the singles chart with her band The Scene came when 2011’s “Who Says” made it to #21.
So what’s the verdict: Is “The Hills” a worthy single of being #1? Let us know below!