The Weeknd is one of the biggest musicians on the planet right now. His new album After Hours has been released, the era captivating fans with its atmospheric music videos and 80s-influenced singles such as the Number 1 smash Blinding Lights. His record label have described his album as "the zeitgeist musical moment of the year" and it's hard to argue the fact.
With buzz in the air around the Canadian's new music, we're looking back at his success on the Official Irish Singles Chart to date.
Top 50 hits
The Weeknd has spawned a huge 24 Top 50 hits in Ireland, more than the likes of Sam Smith, Khalid and Rita Ora.
How many times has The Weeknd cracked the Top 10?
Real name Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd has scored a modest six Top 10 hits, with all but one going Top 5.
While it took The Weeknd nine years into his career to claim his first UK Number 1 single, he strode to the top spot of the Official Irish Singles Chart in just four years. Can't Feel My Face spent two weeks at Number 1 in 2015, and he returned to the helm in 2020 with Blinding Lights.
He has scored chart hits with seven different collaborators
While Abel's latest album includes no features, he's got by with a little help from his friends in the past, and has scored Top 50 hits with Ariana Grande, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Gesaffelstein, Sza and Travis Scott.
The Weeknd's Official Irish Chart Top 50 hits to date
|LOVE ME HARDER||ARIANA GRANDE FT. THE WEEKND||33||2014|
|EARNED IT (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY)||THE WEEKND||15||2015|
|CAN’T FEEL MY FACE||THE WEEKND||1||2015|
|THE HILLS||THE WEEKND||4||2015|
|IN THE NIGHT||THE WEEKND||42||2016|
|STARBOY||THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK||2||2016|
|I FEEL IT COMING||THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK||9||2016|
|PARTY MONSTER||THE WEEKND||21||2016|
|SIDEWALKS||THE WEEKND FT. KENDRICK LAMAR||46||2016|
|LUST FOR LIFE||LANA DEL REY FT. THE WEEKND||33||2017|
|PRAY FOR ME||THE WEEKND FT. KENDRICK LAMAR||12||2018|
|CALL OUT MY NAME||THE WEEKND||5||2018|
|TRY ME||THE WEEKND||22||2018|
|WASTED TIMES||THE WEEKND||24||2018|
|HURT YOU||THE WEEKND FT. GESAFFELSTEIN||32||2018|
|I WAS NEVER THERE||THE WEEKND FT. GESAFFELSTEIN||36||2018|
|LOST IN THE FIRE||GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND||19||2019|
|POWER IS POWER||SZA, THE WEEKND & TRAVIS SCOTT||31||2019|
|BLINDING LIGHTS||THE WEEKND||1||2020|
|AFTER HOURS||THE WEEKND||14||2020|
|IN YOUR EYES||THE WEEKND||12||2020|
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