The Weeknd Sets Two New Guinness World Records, Named World's Most Popular Artist

With two new Guinness World Records, The Weeknd has been named statistically the most popular musician in the world.

The 33-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter is the artist with most monthly listeners on Spotify – 111.4 million, and the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify, according to the Guinness World Records.

The Weeknd, whose original name is Abel Tesfaye, currently has almost 30 million more monthly listeners than second-placed Miley Cyrus (82.4 million).

He is also comfortably ahead of Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and his closest male challenger, Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).

The Weeknd’s surging streaming figures come on the back of the release of his “Die For You” remix featuring Ariana Grande, which went viral on TikTok.

The track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the seventh number-one hit for both The Weeknd and Grande.

(Photo: Republic Records)

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