The Weeknd Sets Guinness Record for World's Most Popular Artist
The Weeknd Sets Guinness Record ... As World's Most Popular Artist!!!
3/21/2023 10:56 AM PT
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 @theweeknd
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.