Guinness World Records: The Weeknd-‘World’s Most Popular Artist’

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

The 33-year-old Canadian artist, Songwriter, and Actor- The Weeknd. He has been named the ‘World’s Most Popular Singer.’ His success has seen him set two new Guinness World Records Titles. Records including titles like- Most monthly listeners on Spotify as of 20 March 2023 with 111.4 million users. According to Spotify, The Weeknd has become the first artist in history to reach 100 million month-to-month listeners.

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd. Best known for his works in sonic versatility and dark lyricism. Including genres of music that explore escapism, romance, and melancholia. The Weeknd currently has almost 30 million monthly listeners. It is quite a sensation, coming in second place behind Miley Cyrus with 82.4 million listeners.

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His latest honor comes just a few days after releasing a new remix of “Die For You” with Ariana Grande. The 2016 music has gained fresh life after going viral on TikTok. He was born in Toronto to Ethiopian immigrants and released his debut tracks on YouTube in 2010. Exhibiting a dark, explicit strand of R&B that delves into drug use, casual sex, and loneliness.

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According to Billboard, a US-based media company. Committee awarded the title of the pop diva on Monday after reviewing Spotify data from some of the biggest names in music, including the number of monthly subscribers on the streaming site. As of the end of February, he was by far the class leader. Despite this, this following month the “Starboy” singer has gained even more streaming fans in recent weeks, reaching up to 111 million according to Guinness World Records.

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