"Blinding Lights" is a song recorded by Canadian singer the Weeknd, released on November 29, 2019, through XO and Republic Records, as the second single from his fourth studio album After Hours (2020). It was written and produced by The Weeknd, Max Martin and Oscar Holter, with Ahmad Balshe and Jason Quenneville receiving additional credits."Blinding Lights" peaked at number one on Canadian Hot 100, giving The Weeknd his fifth number-one hit on the chart. Elsewhere, the song has topped the Billboard Global 200 and peaked at number two on Global Excl. U.S.. In the United States, the song topped the Hot 100 for four weeks, which went to become the song with most weeks spent in the top 5, top 10, top 20 and top 40 on the chart, as well as the first song to hold a spot in the top 10 on the chart for an entire year. The song finished 2020 as the year's top Billboard Hot 100 song. It has also topped the record charts in the United Kingdom and 31 other countries. The Weeknd's most successful single worldwide to date, "Blinding Lights" was the best-performing global single of 2020, earning 2.72 billion subscription stream equivalents globally according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). It was also Spotify's most streamed song of 2020 with nearly 1.6 billion streams and is the 2nd most streamed song of all time on the platform, being the fastest song in history to reach the milestone of 2 billion streams on Spotify. "Blinding Lights" has three official remixes: one by electronic band Chromatics, one by electronic dance music group Major Lazer, and one featuring singer-songwriter Rosalía.
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