"Blinding Lights" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd. It was released on November 29, 2019, through XO and Republic Records, as the second single from his fourth studio album, After Hours (2020). The song was written and produced by the Weeknd, Max Martin and Oscar Holter, with Canadian musicians Belly and DaHeala receiving additional credits.In the United States, "Blinding Lights" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, and went to become the song with most weeks spent in the top 5 and top 10, as well as the first song to hold a spot in the top 10 on the chart for an entire year. It is also the longest charting song on the Hot 100 of all-time at 90 weeks, ending the week of September 11, 2021. The song finished 2020 as the year's top Billboard Hot 100 song. The song also peaked at number one on the Canadian Hot 100, giving the Weeknd his fifth number-one hit on the chart. It has also topped the record charts in the United Kingdom and 36 other countries. On November 23, 2021, it was ranked as the #1 Greatest Hot 100 Hit of All Time by Billboard.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 the 8th best-performing global single of 2021 with 1.61 billion subscription stream equivalents On Spotify, it was the most-streamed song of 2020 with nearly 1.6 billion streams, and is the second-most-streamed song of all time on the platform, being the fastest song in history to reach the milestone of two 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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