The Weeknd and Daft Punk are ending 2016 at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Over the holiday, the R&B crooner’s smash hit “Starboy” clinched the chart’s number one spot, bringing The Weeknd back to familiar territory, but more importantly landing Daft Punk their first-ever number one hit.
The collaboration, now in its 14th week on the chart, has spent a total of eight of those weeks firmly holding down the number two slot, sitting behind Rae Sremmurd’s inexorable “Black Beatles.” Now, The Weeknd sits atop the chart for his third time, following previous chart-topping hits “I Can’t Feel My Face,” and “The Hills.”
Daft Punk’s first entry on Billboard’s chart was nearly 20 years ago with 1997’s “Around The World,” which peaked at 61 that year. 2001’s ubiquitous “One More Time” peaked at the same position, and 2013’s inescapable “Get Lucky” got the robots all the way to the number two spot on the chart. Just barely shy of two decades between their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and their first number one on the Hot 100, Daft Punk have claimed their first number one, and something tells us perhaps more pop hits from the pair could be in store for 2017.