Singer The Weeknd, 33, has been given a place in the Guinness World Records as the most popular artist on the planet on Monday.
He recently became the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify by breaching the 111-million mark, and another for being the first artist to breach the 100-million monthly listeners’ mark in general. Guiness World Records said.
Spotify itself also noted the milestone last month, tweeting, ‘It’s official: On February 27, The Weeknd became the first artist in Spotify History to reach 100 Million monthly listeners.’
The Grammy winner has nearly 30 million more listeners than second-placed Miley Cyrus, which also puts him far ahead of Shakira, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna.
The singer 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.