The Weeknd wins IFPI Global Digital Single Award for Save Your Tears

The world’s recorded music body IFPI has named The Weeknd’s hit single save your tears has the winner of its 2021 Global Digital Single Award.

IFPI declares its Global Digital Single Award goes to the world’s best-selling single of the year across all digital formats – including paid subscription streaming, ad-supported platforms, and single-track downloads and streams. unique.

The Weeknd is the first artist to win the Global Digital Single Award two years in a row, having won the Global Digital Single Award in 2020 with his single blinding lights.

Following singles Heartless, In your eyes and blinding lights, save your tears was the fourth single to be released from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album after hours.

The track topped charts around the world and, with the release of a remixed version featuring Ariana Grande, reached No. 1 in the United States in May 2021.

save your tears has been certified Platinum in 14 markets, spanning three continents.

The weekend save your tears according to the IFPI (see below).

Kid LAROI makes his first appearance on the charts, at No. 2, with his collaboration with Justin Bieber TO STAY, whose IFPI reports reported 2.07 billion global subscription stream equivalents.

The weekend blinding lightsNo. 1 on the 2020 IFPI Global Digital Single Chart, remained in the Top 10 for a second year, at No. 7.



Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo, who spent seven weeks atop the Spotify Global Top 200 chart in 2021, entered the IFPI chart with two of her singles, Driving license (No.5) and good for you 4 (#8).

Pop stars K BTS have arrived at No. 4, with their single Butter.

On Thursday, February 24, BTS was crowned the winner of the 2021 IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award.

The South Korean group is the first group to win the award for two consecutive years.

“It’s been another stellar year for The Weeknd.”

Frances Moore, IFPI

Frances Moore, Managing Director of IFPI, said: “It has been another brilliant year for The Weeknd and Save Your Tears has unquestionably been one of the most beloved songs in the world.

“We’d like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to The Weeknd and his entire team on winning our Global Digital Single of the Year award for the second year in a row – an incredible achievement.”The music industry around the world