“Blinding Lights”, by the famous Canadian singer The Weeknd, is now the best song on Billboard Hot 100 of all time, as revealed by the famous publication.
To celebrate, Billboard announces that it launched a special collection of trading cards This will be followed by the debut of a limited edition NFT collection.
On an emotional note, Billboard recalls that in early 2020, The Weeknd, born in Canada in 1990, released an ominous music video by gingerly playing a song, “Blinding Lights.” “The artist had debuted only two months before, and soon it would leave its own mark in the history of the MGP “, indicates the note.
Although 31-year-old Tesfaye (The Weeknd is actually called Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) had topped many charts before, the adrenaline pumping synth-pop track (created with the help of legendary songwriter and producer Max Martin ) marked the final stage of its evolution from the enigmatic breakdown of Toronto’s underground R&B scene to the genre. Featuring high-concept cinematic visuals and performances, the song took him all the way to the Super Bowl halftime show, all starring a mysterious character in a red jacket. Tesfaye always performed ‘Blinding Lights’ and the accompanying album, After Hours, it also established them not only as a radio accessory, but as an author in their own right, ”note Billboard critics.
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“I feel that I’ve been making that record for a decade«, Tesfaye told Billboard with a sigh when announcing that his theme is the best song in the world.
“He has so many different types of music up his sleeve that he incorporates them into his vision. You are not interested in the commercial, but it is uno of the artists with the greatest transmission on Spotify. Like Prince, he marches at his own pace. That is an exemplary way of being an artist “, wrote Elton John in the magazine Time to praise The Weeknd. The artist is also one of the hundred most influential personalities in the world, according to the English publication.
The celebrated British musician’s praise for the Canadian artist seems more than justified: winner of dozens of awards, including three Grammys, With his four studio albums he has established himself as one of the most successful artists of the last decade. His last job, After Hours, It is the most listened to R&B of all time and one of the most relevant of 2020.
Tesfaye It reached some impact in late 2010 after posting the songs “What You Need”, “Loft Music” and “The Morning” on YouTube under the name The Weeknd. He then released three mixtapes (“House of Balloons,” “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence”) and collaborated with rapper Drake on the recording of his second studio album in just a few months.
Those first recordings obtained millions of downloads and The Weeknd began a tour of the United States at the Coachella Festival in 2012. That year he would sign with the record company Republic Records and his first songs were published jointly with the title of Trilogy, in which the artist also included three original songs.
With information from Time.