The music video for The Weeknd's single Popular featuring Madonna and Playboi Carti was filmed in Hatfield.

Canadian singer The Weeknd shot his segment of the official video at Hatfield House.

The track was first released last summer, but a new video of the song was released in February during the Fortnite Festival, with the promo also featuring American superstar Madonna and rapper Playboi Carti.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter The Weeknd shot some of his scenes outside the South Front of the Hertfordshire stately home.

Real name Abel Tesfaye, the Grammy-winning artist can also be seen in the magnificent Marble Hall, walking drink in hand along the Long Gallery, and in the Armoury at Hatfield House.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: The Long Gallery at Hatfield House.The Long Gallery at Hatfield House. (Image: Alan Davies)

The Long Gallery at Hatfield House with its distinctive gold ceiling will be familiar to those who have seen Tim Burton's Batman movie starring Michael Keaton, Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, and The Favourite starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

The Hatfield House estate has also featured in Bridgerton and more recently Netflix series One Day.

While the Weeknd is shown in Hatfield House, Madonna can be seen in the video writhing around on a sofa in an expensive apartment, while Playboi Carti is shown in a luxury car.

Queen of Pop Madonna didn't film her scenes in Hatfield, but she shared the video on her Instagram account to her 19 million followers.

After debuting exclusively as part of February's Fortnite Festival, the official video has since dropped on YouTube — and been watched more than 12.5 million times.

You can watch the video for Popular below. Warning: the video contains some swearing.


Breaking records, The Weeknd boasts the highest sales of any artist to play the London Stadium in the venue’s 12-year history. 

The Canadian singer and producer — who has more than 72 million followers on Instagram — also scored the UK's biggest selling album of the year in 2023 with greatest hits collection The Highlights.



Music videos filmed at Hatfield House

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Adam and the Ants filmed the video of Stand & Deliver at Hatfield House.Adam and the Ants filmed the video of Stand & Deliver at Hatfield House. (Image: Supplied)

The Weeknd isn't the first chart-topping artist to shoot a music video in the grounds of Hatfield House.

Here's 3 other music videos filmed at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.


1. Robbie Williams - Party Like A Russian

Pop star Robbie Williams filmed the promo video for single Party Like A Russian at Hatfield House.

While Elle Fanning plays Catherine the Great in Russian period romp The Great, Robbie Williams also 'partied like a Russian' at Hatfield House back in 2016 for this single. Huzzah!

The Marble Hall, Long Gallery, and Library all feature in the video, while the gardens at Hatfield House were also used for the clip.

The former Take That star famously played three nights at Knebworth Park back in 2003.


2. Adam and the Ants - Stand & Deliver

Going back to the 1980s, the video for Adam and the Ants single Stand & Deliver was filmed in the Old Palace at Hatfield House.

Chart-topping 'Dandy Highwayman' Adam Ant rode into Hatfield for the video of his 1981 number one hit.

Scenes were shot in the grounds of Hatfield House and inside the Old Palace, with Kajagoogoo singer Limahl among the extras!

The record cover also include photos of Adam Ant and the band taken in the grounds of the stately home and stills from the video.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: A version of Adam and the Ants single Stand & Deliver came with a poster featuring pictures taken at Hatfield House where the video was filmed in the Old Palace and grounds. A version of Adam and the Ants single Stand & Deliver came with a poster featuring pictures taken at Hatfield House where the video was filmed in the Old Palace and grounds. (Image: Supplied)


3. Jonas Brothers – Sucker

The Jonas Brothers shot the video for 2019 single Sucker at the Marquess of Salisbury's Jacobean mansion.

To mark their comeback after a lengthy hiatus, the American band decided to film the video for their single Sucker in the Hertfordshire countryside back in February 2019.

Brothers Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas took over the Hatfield House estate for a weekend to shoot their Sucker promo.

They perform the catchy track in the Marble Hall in front of the famous Rainbow Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

The brothers brought along their respective wives and partners at the time, including actress Priyanka Chopra and Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner, who has since split with Joe Jonas.

The video even features the three couples sitting in baths outdoors placed around the fountain in the West Garden – even though the video was filmed in mid February.

The video has now been watched more than 375 million times.

An American number one hit, Hatfield House also features as a backdrop on the single's cover.