The Weeknd celebrates a month at Number 1 with 'Blinding Lights'

2 February 2020, 18:55

The Weeknd celebrates a month at Number 1
The Weeknd celebrates a month at Number 1. Picture: The Weeknd

The Weeknd has spent a month at Number 1 on The Official Big Top 40 with his track 'Blinding Lights'.

The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' has now spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the UK's biggest chart show.

It's his first-ever UK Number 1 and is expected to be featured on a new album from The Weeknd coming later in the year.

Away from the Number 1 spot, there was a lot of change in the chart this week and a massive seven New Entries.

This week's Number 2 was a New Entry from André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra with their version of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ - a piece of music that was originally composed in 1785.

André Rieu
André Rieu performing at the UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg. Picture: Getty

It's after a campaign from anti-Brexit supporters to get the song in the chart to mark Britain leaving the European Union.

Similarly, a pro-Brexit song - '17 Million F***-Offs' by Dominic Frisby - entered the chart this week at Number 14.

Joel Corry's new single 'Lonely' was one of the week's highest New Entries at Number 13. There were also New Entries from Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.

> See this week's Official Big Top 40 in full