The Weeknd has earned the title of “world’s most popular artist,” according to the Guinness World Records. The Canadian singer, known for hits like “Starboy” and “Blinding Lights,” currently holds the Guinness record for the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male singer, with 111.6 million. This feat also makes him the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on the platform. The New York Post confirmed the achievement with Guinness.
The Weeknd’s record-breaking success on Spotify has solidified his position as the most popular artist in the world. His monthly listener count surpasses that of other popular acts such as Miley Cyrus, who has 82.3 million monthly listeners, Shakira with 81.7 million, Taylor Swift with 80.3 million, and Rihanna with 78.2 million. The closest male competitor to The Weeknd’s record is Ed Sheeran, with 77.5 million monthly Spotify listeners.
This isn’t the first time The Weeknd has made his way into the Guinness World Records book. In 2016, he received the title for the most streamed album on Spotify in 2015 and the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 by a solo male artist. In addition, he has also achieved global record status for having the biggest song ever with his 2020 smash hit, “Blinding Lights.”
The Weeknd’s music has resonated with fans around the world, with his soulful vocals and catchy beats captivating audiences everywhere. He has also made a name for himself as a talented songwriter, collaborating with other artists and crafting lyrics that touch on a range of emotions and experiences.
The Guinness World Records recognition is a testament to The Weeknd’s hard work and dedication to his craft. His ability to connect with fans through his music and achieve record-breaking success is a testament to his talent and artistry. Fans can look forward to more hits and accomplishments from this talented artist in the future.