The Weeknd named the world's most popular artist

The Weeknd named the world's most popular artist

Give it up for the world's most popular artist, The Weeknd! 

The Weeknd
The Weeknd / Instagram

2023 started off on a good note for The Weeknd. 

The multi-award-winning singer has just been announced as the most popular musician on the planet, according to Guinness World Records

According to the record book, The Weeknd has the most monthly listeners on Spotify (111.4 million as of 20 March 2023) and he is the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on the music streaming platform. 

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The second most popular artist in the world, according to Guinness World Records, is Miley Cyrus who has 82.4 million monthly listeners.

The two are followed by Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).

Earlier in March, The Weeknd made history by joining Michael Jackson as an artist with multiple chart-topping singles from three different albums on the Billboard chart. 

He is also the first male artist to have 24 songs on the Global 200 simultaneously.

On March 4, the singer took to Instagram to announce that his project, 'The Weekend Live At Sofi Stadium', is the highest debut for a music special in the history of the HBO MAX video streaming platform. 

READ: The Weeknd ties with Michael Jackson on Billboard chart

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