July 16, 2015 2:26 pm

Canada’s The Weeknd first artist to hold top 3 spots on ‘Billboard’ R&B chart

The Weeknd, pictured on May 7, 2015.

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TORONTO — Canada’s The Weeknd became this week the first artist to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.

The July 25 chart has “Can’t Feel My Face” at No. 1 followed by “The Hills” at No. 2 and “Earned It” at No. 3.

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It’s the third week on the chart for “Can’t Feel My Face” while “Earned It” has been there for 29 weeks.

“The Hills” jumped two spots thanks to 11.8 million domestic streams in the week ending July 9, according to Nielsen Music.

In 2013, Robin Thicke — whose father is Canadian actor Alan Thicke — had the No. 1 and No. 3 songs on the Hot R&B Songs chart.

The 25-year-old Toronto native, who was born Abel Tesfaye, currently holds the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the No. 6 spot on the Pop Songs chart with “Can’t Feel My Face.”

“The Hills” is up seven spots to No. 12 and “Earned It” dropped a pair to No. 18.

On the Billboard 200 albums chart, rapper Drake‘s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late sits at No. 13 after 22 weeks and fellow Canadian Shawn MendesHandwritten is at No. 31 after 13 weeks.

Neil Young + Promise of the Real is at No. 39 with The Monsanto Years — down 18 spots. “Where Are U Now” by Skrillex and Diplo with Canada’s Justin Bieber remains atop the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

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