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The Weeknd makes chart history

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For the third non-consecutive week The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and joining it near the top is the singer’s most recent single off Beauty Behind the Madness, “The Hills” making The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) the first artist since 2009 to occupy the top two spots on the chart. The last artist to boast the same achievement was the Black Eyed Peas who held down No. 1 and No. 2 with “I Gotta Feeling” and “Boom Boom Pow.” The last solo male artist to do the same was T.I. in 2008.

The Canadian R&B sensation dropped Beauty Behind the Madness Aug. 28 and in our EW review Kyle Anderson said, “Tesfaye has gone from hermetic genius to genuine pop star, and judging by Beauty Behind the Madness, his third proper album, he’s still adjusting to the arc of his own career.”

“Can’t Feel My Face” was also a hot contender for the Song of the Summer crown, but the Billboard charts determined OMI’s “Cheerleader” beat The Weeknd’s hit based on cumulative chart performances.

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