The Weeknd Named The Most Popular Artist In The World

The Weeknd Named The Most Popular Artist In The World

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In an announcement on March 20 2023 by Guinness World Record, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye popularly known as The Weeknd is the most popular artist in the world with the organisation stating that “No one else comes close

The Weeknd became the first artist to surpass over 100 million monthly listeners (112 million as of March 24, 2023) on Spotify a record he exclusively holds with Miley Cyrus coming distant second at 83 million monthly listeners.

The Weeknd also boasts of the most streamed song on Spotify with his hit single ‘Blinding Lights’ released in November 2019 holding the record with 3.4 billion streams.

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The 33 years old popstar has enjoyed huge digital success across the world with his hit single ‘Die For You’ featuring Ariana Grande going viral on Tik Tok.

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In 2021, the award-winning artist dubbed the “King of streams” by the Guinness World Record headlined Superbowl 55 after boycotting the Grammys who failed to nominate his album ‘After Hours’.

Recall that Prime Business Africa reported that, The Weeknd would have his first starring role in a feature film that he wrote and is also producing. The film, which is currently untitled and has been kept a mystery regarding its plot, genre and the like is being directed by Trey Edward Shults, the filmmaker behind “Waves” and “It Comes at Night”.

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The film will also be produced by Weeknd’s  producing partner Reza Fahim, who is a co-writer, as well as Kevin Turen and Harrison Kreiss.

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