Daft Punk reaches #1 spot for the first time with The Weeknd’s hit “Starboy”


After eight weeks of staying at the #2 spot, The Weeknd’s massive collaboration with Daft Punk has just topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Titled “Starboy”, the title track of The Weeknd’s latest album becomes the final song to reach the peak of the mountain this year and lists as Daft Punk’s first-ever #1 record.

“Starboy” first entered the chart fourteen weeks ago and finally, it has achieved the top spot after beating out Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles”. This accomplishment gives The Weeknd his third chart-topping hit following two of his multiplatinum-recording singles “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”.

Before their collaboration with the Canadian R&B artist, French legends Daft Punk once kept the chart’s #2 spot for six weeks with their 2012 track called “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams. Daft Punk first entered Billboard’s chart 20 years ago when their prominent 1997 track “Around the World” peaked at #61 and the duo has never reached the coveted #1 spot until recently topping the Hot 100 chart with The Weeknd’s “Starboy”.

In addition, the track also currently holds the #3 spot of the Streaming Songs chart with 25 million U.S. streams and the #4 spot of the Radio Songs chart with 106 million listeners on air.

Source: Billboard