The Weeknd’s remix release with Ariana Grande has been somewhat overshadowed on the global charts by Karol G’s ‘TQG’ featuring Shakira, which is currently the most streamed song worldwide, finally surpassing even Miley’s ‘Flowers’. Cyrus.
But logically this has not been the case in the United States with a song in Spanish, and the new number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 is ‘Die for You’. You already know that The Weeknd’s original song was included on the 2016 ‘Starboy’ album, reaching number 43 on that list, and lasting 3 weeks in the top 100. Due to the viral on TikTok, the song officially returned to the charts in September 2022. In October it rose to the top 40 and since January it was top 10. Now it rises to position 1 thanks to the remix with Ariana Grande.
And it is that the theme remains at number 3 of the most radioed in the US, rises to position 3 of the most downloaded on iTunes and the like, and rises to number 1 of the official streaming charts. The theme has been reinforced with instrumental and accelerated versions, which have been uploaded to platforms and sold for 69 cents. Taking 6 years, 2 months and 3 weeks to reach the top, ‘Die for You’ is officially the 2nd longest-running number 1 song in US history, behind only ‘All I Want’. for Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey, which took 19 years, 11 months and 2 weeks to achieve.
Curiously, it is the 7th number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for both The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, and the 2nd they share, after the ‘Save Your Tears’ remix. The Weeknd has previously been number 1 with ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, ‘The Hills’, ‘Starboy’, ‘Heartless’, ‘Blinding Lights’ and the two aforementioned remixes with Ariana Grande. This has been top 1 with ‘Die for You’ and ‘Save Your Tears’, and before with ‘Thank U Next’, ‘7 Rings’, ‘Stuck With U’ with Justin Bieber, ‘Rain on Me’ with Lady Gaga and ‘Positions’ solo.
In the Spanish parallel universe, ‘Die for You’ has only been ranked 54, the place it has entered this week, being its worst recorded international data. In the United Kingdom it has been number 4, in Germany number 12 and in France number 22.