"Blinding Lights" is a song by Canadian singer the Weeknd, recorded for his fourth studio album After Hours. It was released on November 29, 2019 as the second single from the album, two days after the release of "Heartless". The Weeknd wrote and produced the song with Max Martin and Oscar Holter, with Belly and Jason Quenneville receiving additional credits."Blinding Lights" peaked at number one in thirty-four countries, including the United States and Canada, where it became the Weeknd's fifth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100 for four and seven weeks, respectively. It also became his first number one single in Germany for ten weeks, the United Kingdom for eight weeks, and Australia for eleven weeks. "Blinding Lights" was the best-performing global single of 2020, and it earned 2.72 billion subscription stream equivalents globally (21.7 million sales) according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). It is his most successful single worldwide to date and currently holds the record for most weeks spent in the top 5 and top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. On March 9, 2021, it became the first song to hold a spot in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart for an entire year. On March 30, 2021, it broke the record for most weeks spent in the top 20 and top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also Spotify's most streamed song of 2020 with nearly 1.6 billion streams and it currently ranks as the 3rd most streamed song of all time on the platform. In February 2021 it surpassed 2 billion streams on Spotify, being the fastest song in history to reach the milestone."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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