The Weeknd Sets Guinness Record for World’s Most Popular Artist
The Weeknd is officially the G.O.A.T … at least, according to the folks at Guinness World Records, whose data shows he’s officially the most popular artist on the planet!!!
Weeknd just broke 2 new records on Spotify … one for most monthly listeners in Spotify history by breaching the 111-million mark, and another for being the first artist to breach the 100-million monthly listeners’ mark in general.
Another 1 Ari ⭐️🌙 pic.twitter.com/e4q98RdRRi
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 6, 2023
He recently joined Michael Jackson as the only artist with multiple No. 1 songs from 3 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.
We recently spoke to Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee — who felt Weeknd long deserved the crown, even before the GWR accolades. So, yeah … the argument for his greatness is all but solidified.