Often

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"Often"
The Weeknd - Often.png
Single by the Weeknd
from the album Beauty Behind the Madness
ReleasedJuly 31, 2014 (2014-07-31)
Recorded2014
StudioBota Studios (Toronto, Ontario)[1]
Genre
Length4:10
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Weeknd singles chronology
"Wanderlust"
(2014)
"Often"
(2014)
"Love Me Harder"
(2014)
Music video
"Often" on YouTube

"Often" is a song by Canadian singer the Weeknd. The track was released on July 31, 2014 as the first single from his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015).[2][3] The song reached number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 69 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song samples the song "Ben Sana Vurgunum" sung by the Turkish singer Nükhet Duru.[4]

Reception[edit]

The song won two awards at the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, Video of the Year and Best Director.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, "Often" debuted at number 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on the week on November 1, 2014. On the week of February 7, 2015 the song peaked at number 59. The song spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart. On December 7, 2016, the single was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and streaming equivalent units of over three million units in the United States.

In Canada, the song debuted at number 95 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart on the week of November 1, 2014. On the week of February 28, 2015, it peaked at number 69 on the chart. The song spent a total of 20 weeks on the chart. The single was certified gold by Music Canada for sales of over 40,000 copies in Canada.

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Often" was released on 21 August 2014.

Remix[edit]

The official remix features additional verses by Rick Ross and Schoolboy Q.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Often"
4:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 69
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 48
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 55
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 96
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 12
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 65
UK R&B (OCC)[11] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 59
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 15
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[14] 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[15] 3× Platinum 240,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[16] Platinum 90,000double-dagger
Germany (BVMI)[17] Gold 200,000double-dagger
Norway (IFPI Norway)[18] 2× Platinum 20,000double-dagger
Sweden (GLF)[19] Platinum 40,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Platinum 600,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[21] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
 United States July 31, 2014[2] Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Often liner notes". August 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Often – Single by The Weeknd". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Weeknd 'Often'". Republic Records. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Grinin Elli Tonu'nda Nükhet Duru sürprizi" (in Turkish). Turkey: Sabah. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – Often". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Can't Feel My Face" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Weeknd – Can't Feel My Face". VG-lista. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  15. ^ "Canadian single certifications – The Weeknd – Often". Music Canada. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  16. ^ "Danish single certifications – The Weeknd – Often". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Weeknd; 'Often')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  18. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – The Weeknd – Often" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  19. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 40, 2015 | Sverigetopplistan" (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – The Weeknd – Often". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  21. ^ "American single certifications – The Weeknd – Often". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.