The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ beats Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ on the IFPI International Digital Single Award
The Weeknd’s “ Blinding Lights ” beat Australian singer-songwriter Tones And I’s “ Dance Monkey ” to win the 2020 IFPI International Digital Single Award.
The award goes to the world’s best-selling single of the yr in all digital codecs – together with single observe downloads and streams on paid subscription providers and ad-supported platforms.
“Blinding Lights” generated 2.72 billion subscription equivalents worldwide, whereas “Dance Monkey” was simply behind at 2.34 billion.
Frances Moore, Managing Director of IFPI, which represents the recorded music business around the globe, mentioned “Blinding Lights” was one of many yr’s biggest file drummers and most profitable songs. appreciated.
“It has caught the eye of music lovers around the globe,” Moore mentioned. “We wish to congratulate The Weeknd on its success, and it’s an honor to award it this title.”
‘Blinding Lights’ was the second single from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album After hours, which was launched in March 2020.
The only peaked at # 1 in 34 nations around the globe, together with Australia the place it reached # 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and topped the year-end charts.
“Blinding Lights” additionally fueled a viral TikTok dance problem and broke information for many of the weeks within the Prime 10 and Prime 5 of the Billboard Sizzling 100 in america.
The Weeknd has been within the high 10 of the IFPI International Artist Chart for 4 of the previous 5 years, and landed in 4th place on this yr’s chart, his finest efficiency so far.
“ Dance Monkey, ” first launched in 2019, spent a second consecutive yr within the high 10 for the world’s best-selling single and improved its place within the charts in comparison with final yr (as a substitute of # 6), a feat matched by Ed Sheeran’s “ Excellent ” in 2018.
In November 2020, ‘Dance Monkey’ was declared probably the most shazamous track of all time.
Prime 10 International Digital Singles Sellers of 2020
(Figures are worldwide subscription equivalents in billions).
The Weeknd | “Blinding Lights” | 2.72
Tones and I | “Dancing monkey” | 2.34
Roddy Ricch | “The field” | 1.67
SAINt JHN | “Roses” | 1.64
Dua Lipa | ‘Do not begin now’ | 1.62
Future (feat. Drake) | “Life is gorgeous” | 1.57
Xiao Zhan | “Made to like” | 1.48
DaBaby (feat. Roddy Ricch) | ‘ROCKSTAR’ | 1.45
Billie Eilish | ‘Nasty’ | 1.36
BTS | “Dynamite” | 1.28