The Weeknd has just released his new Starboy album, and the tracks from the collection are simply dominating the Spotify streaming chart right now, with all 18 songs in the top 40 most streamed tracks on the U.S. Spotify chart. Still, Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" viral mannequin challenge theme remains the chart topper by a wide margin, on the strength of the still burgeoning craze.
The Weeknd's Starboy Album Takes Over U.S. Spotify Chart
The Weeknd released his latest album, Starboy, which includes the former chart topping smash hit single of the same name, on Friday, Nov. 25, and since that time the Spotify daily streaming chart has been littered with songs from the 18-track collection. The title track is currently the most popular song on the album, sitting at number two, but new song "Party Monster" is nipping at its heels in the number three position. Three other new songs "I Feel It Comin", "Sidewalks" and "Rockin'" hold the number six, seven, and eight positions respectively.
The remaining tracks from the album all sit comfortably within the top 40 of the U.S. daily streaming chart, with the very lowest coming in at number 38. An album has not so thoroughly owned the top portion of the U.S. Spotify streaming charts since Drake's Views showed similar strength when released this past April.
The Weeknd mania however hasn't put a damper on Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles", which remains atop both the U.S. daily and weekly Spotify streaming charts by a comfortable margin. The viral "Mannequin Challenge," for which the Sremmurd song acts as the theme, continues to sweep the nation with no signs of slowing down, and until it does, the song should remain at the top of the pack. Drake's "Fake Love" holds the number two position while "Starboy", The Chainsmokers former long running chart topper "Closer" and Bruno Mars's "24K Magic" round out the top five.
"Starboy" Global Resurgence
"Black Beatles" also dominates the global charts for the second week in a row with the usual suspects "Closer" and "Starboy" almost neck and neck with each other in streams at numbers two and three. The global daily charts however, see a resurgence for The Weeknd's "Starboy", generated no doubt in part on the basis of his album release. Although the Starboy album's deep tracks don't dominate globally as they do in the states, "Starboy", the song, has managed to retake the number one position on Spotify's daily global chart. It will be interesting to see if the song can challenge Sremmurd for the weekly global top spot next week, or if either track will run out of steam.