The "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd is the top selling single for 2020.


March 10, 2021

These are the 10 singles that recorded the highest sales worldwide last year.
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" is the top single in single sales worldwide for 2020, according to an IFPI announcement.

The Canadian artist's huge success won the IFPI Global Digital Single Award, which is given to the song that has recorded the best performance on all digital platforms and includes downloads and streams on both subscription services and platforms supported by advertisements.

"Blinding Lights" was the second single from The Weeknd's "After Hours" album, which was released by XO / Republic Records / Universal Music in March 2020.

The song reached No. 1 in more than 30 countries, including Greece, where it completed 34 consecutive stays in the first place of the International Airplay Chart.

"Blinding Lights" also broke the record for the most weeks spent in the Top 5 and Top 10 of the American Billboard Hot 100 and was for four weeks in No. 1 of the specific chart.

"Blinding Lights" recently became the first song in the Billboard Hot 100 to complete 52 consecutive weeks (1 year) in the rankings.

According to IFPI data, "Blinding Lights" recorded worldwide sales in 2020 equivalent to 2.72 billion streams in subscription.

It is worth mentioning that The Weeknd has appeared four times in the last five years in the Top 10 artists with the highest annual sales, while this year it finished in fourth place in the relevant Global Artist Chart of IFPI.

Frances Moore, CEO of IFPI, said: "'Blinding Lights' was without a doubt one of the biggest and most popular songs of the year. It attracted the attention of music lovers around the world. We would like to congratulate The Weeknd on its success and it is an honor to award him this title. "

The 10 highest selling songs for 2020
1. The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights" (2.72 billion streams)
2. Tones and I - "Dance Monkey" (2.34 billion)
3. Roddy Ricch - "The Box" (1.67 billion)
4. SAINt JHN - "Roses" (1.64 billion)
5. Dua Lipa - "Don't Start Now" (1.62 billion)
6. Future (feat. Drake) - "Life Is Good" (1.57 billion)
7. Xiao Zhan - "Made To Love" (1.48 billion)
8. DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch) - "Rockstar" (1.45 billion)
9. Billie Eilish - "Bad Guy" (1.36 billion)
10. BTS - "Dynamite" (1.28 billion)

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