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The Weeknd becomes the most popular artist in the world


According to the World Guinness Record, the Canadian singer - who exceeds 100 million plays per month on Spotify - is "statistically the most popular musician on the planet, and no one else comes close".

"The Weeknd is officially the most popular artist in the world"


The statement may seem a bit excessive, but it is mathematical.

Canadian singer The Weeknd - real name Abel Tesfaye - is the first artist to pass the 100 million monthly stream mark on Spotify.

A first in the history of the platform, which today earned him the title of

“most popular”

artist in the world according to Guinness World Records.

The 30-year-old would have accumulated 111.4 million monthly plays as of March 20, 2023, Guinness said in a press release.

An impressive track record, which places him at the head of the gondola, far ahead of the other artists on the podium.

Behind him, the second in the ranking, Miley Cyrus, peaks at 82.4 million monthly plays.

She is closely followed by Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million) and Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).

Compared to Michael Jackson

This consecration even earned the artist a comparison with Michael Jackson, who was until then the only artist to have several titles from three different albums to climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

The Canadian singer owes this surge in the rankings to the release of a remix of his title

Die for you

, produced in duet with singer Ariana Grande.

The title, which went viral on TikTok, had climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (a ranking of the 100 most popular songs in the United States).

Another record: his title

Blinding Lights

, released in 2020, obtained the status of

“greatest song of all time”


It's the most-streamed track on Spotify, with nearly 90 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. Last month, the same track overtook Ed Sheeran's

Shape of You

, which was the most listened to song on Spotify since 2017. The singer will be on tour for the release of his album

After hours til dawn

and will perform at the Stade de France on July 29 and 30, 2023.

Source: lefigaro

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