New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that Blinding Lights
by The Weeknd
is the winner of 2020's IFPI Global Digital
The IFPI Global Digital
Single Award is presented to the world's best-selling single of the year across all digital formats - including single track downloads, and streams on both paid subscription services and ad-supported platforms.
was the second single from The Weeknd's fourth studio album After Hours, which was released in March 2020. A critical and commercial triumph, Blinding Lights
peaked at #1 in more than 30 countries across the globe, fuelled a viral TikTok dance challenge, and shattered records for the most weeks in both the top 10 and top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Overall, the track delivered 2.72 billion subscription stream equivalents globally.
has appeared in the top 10 of IFPI's Global Artist Chart in four of the last five years, and landed at #4 in this year's chart, his best performance to date.
Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI, said: "Blinding Lights
was undoubtedly one of the year's biggest record breakers and most loved songs. It caught the attention of music lovers all over the world. We would like to congratulate The Weeknd
on his success, and it is an honour to award him this title."
was joined in the top three by Tones and I's Dance Monkey, which spent a second successive year in the top ten and improved its chart position versus last year, a feat only matched by Ed Sheeran's Perfect in 2018. Roddy Ricch's The Box, which spent 11 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped charts across the world as well as being the top streaming track of 2020 on Apple Music, took #3 in the chart. Roddy Ricch
also featured on the #8 track, ROCKSTAR with fellow chart debutant DaBaby, making him the only artist to appear twice in the top 10.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Chinese superstar Xiao Zhan
landed at #7, following the outstanding success of Made to Love in his home country, where it broke records for digital download sales. BTS landed their first appearance in the IFPI Global Digital
Single chart with Dynamite. Last year's #1, Billie Eilish's bad guy, spent a second year in the top 10 landing at #9.
The IFPI Global Digital
Single Award is the second award announced by IFPI for 2020, following the announcement that BTS were the winners of 2020's IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award.
Top 10 Global Digital
| Blinding Lights
Tones and I | Dance Monkey | 2.34
| The Box | 1.67
| Roses | 1.64
| Don't Start Now | 1.62
(feat. Drake) | Life Is Good | 1.57
| Made To Love | 1.48
(feat. Roddy Ricch) | ROCKSTAR | 1.45
| bad guy | 1.36
BTS | Dynamite