The Weeknd’s album After Hours hit the Billboard 200 in a big way and stayed there.
After being released on March 20, After Hours debuted on the charts at No. 1 making it the Canadian singer’s fourth No. 1 album.
It also marked the biggest week in 2020 with 444,000 equivalent album units in the U.S..
The Weeknd’s last album was in 2018 with his EP My Dear Melancholy.
After Hours‘ 220.7 million on-demand streams would have guaranteed the top spot on the chart even if the album didn’t sell a single copy.
For the week ending on April 2, After Hours remained in the top spot even with a significant drop. It brought in 138,000 equivalent album units which is down 69% from debut week.
Three newly released songs on the set helped The Weeknd hold his place as he rounded out the second week at No. 1.
By the time the third week rolled around, The Weeknd showed no signs of going anywhere becoming the first album since Post Malone’s 2019 album Hollywood’s Bleeding to stay at No.1 for three consecutive weeks.