According to Guinness World Records, The Weeknd is the world’s most well-known musician. In the wake of his recent achievement of surpassing 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the singer has two world records to his name.
According to statistics, the 33-year-old singer is currently the most well-known artist on the planet. Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has recorded five studio albums and received four Grammy Awards.
The Weeknd Sets Guinness World Records as the Most Popular Artist
There’s two new world records for @theweekndas he has become the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on @Spotify 👏https://t.co/Z2zCtVay8n
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) March 20, 2023
The Weeknd broke two records on Monday, according to Guinness World Records, after becoming the first artist to achieve 100 million monthly Spotify listens. In the streaming service, the singer currently has the most subscribers each month.
The Weeknd became the first artist in Spotify history to exceed 100 Million monthly listeners on February 27. Spotify tweeted about the achievement last month. Eventually, the site had 111.4 million monthly listeners for the Save Your Tears artist.
With 82.4 million listeners, Miley Cyrus is well behind Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and Ed Sheeran in terms of popularity (77.5 million).
The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights is the Most Streamed Track on Spotify
The artist appears to be in charge of the Spotify charts as Blinding Lights, a song from his 2020 album, overtook Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You to become the most streamed song in Spotify ever. There are presently 3.47 billion streams for Blinding Lights.
One of the most popular songs on the platform is Starboy, another song by The Weeknd. The popularity of the Die For You remix with Ariana Grande, which has gone viral on TikTok, can be partially credited for the singer’s 100 million listeners milestone.
The remix of the 2016 song, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, has become Ariana Grande and The Weeknd’s eighth number-one single. The Save Your Tears remix from their prior collaboration, 2021, also topped the Billboard charts.
The Singer has Two More Guinness World Records to his Name
The Weekend has previously broken numerous records. For the most played album on Spotify in 2015 and “the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 by a solo male artist,” he was previously listed in the Guinness World Records in 2016.
Tesfaye has received numerous honours throughout his career, including four Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, 22 Juno Awards, and a Latin Grammy Award. He released his debut album, Kiss Land, in 2013 and since then has won numerous other awards.
Almost 75 million recordings have been sold by the singer globally. The RIAA awarded him five Diamond certifications for his singles Earned It, The Hills, Starboy, Can’t Feel My Face, and Blinding Lights. He also owns a number of records on streaming and Billboard charts.
He also accomplished the extraordinary achievement of making his chart debut in the top three positions on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list. The Billboard Hot 100 chart’s most popular song in its history, according to critics, is Blinding Lights.
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