Popular Canadian Singer, Abel Tesfaye better known as The Weeknd has been given a place in the Guinness World Records as the most popular artist on the planet.
The singer also broke two new records on Spotify; Most monthly listeners on Spotify – 111.4 million (as of 20 March 2023), and the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
The Weeknd currently has almost 30 million more monthly listeners than second-placed Miley Cyrus (82.4 million).
He is also comfortably ahead of Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and his closest male challenger, Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).
He recently joined Michael Jackson as the only artist with multiple Number one songs from three of his albums, thanks to his recently released “Die For You (Remix)” with Ariana Grande.
The 2020 track “Blinding Lights” is also the biggest song ever, achieving the most Spotify streams, and it’s also the longest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 of all time with a total of 90 weeks on the chart.