How The Weeknd created a record of 100 million streams per month

The Weeknd made history when he became the first artist to reach 100 million streams on Spotify and ‘broke’ the music charts with the new remix of ‘Die for you’.

At the end of February, The Weeknd became the first artist to reach 100 million monthly streams on Spotify – a famous online music platform. Singer Starboy surpassed Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus to achieve this achievement by quite a distance.

According to statistics on March 10, the Weeknd’s songs reached 107.54 million streams on Spotify. In the annual statistics table, this singer born in 1990 also ranked 4th after Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Eminem.

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The Weeknd set a huge achievement on the online music platform

This feat comes less than a week after The Weeknd released  the remix version of Die for you  with Ariana Grande. Before achieving this achievement, The Weeknd was the name that regularly topped the singer chart with the highest streams on Spotify for the past 5 years.

Entering the music industry in 2009, The Weeknd’s career soon flourished thanks to his special blend of R&B and hip hop music as well as opportunities to collaborate with big names such as: Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande.

Thanks to the song Crew love (2012) featuring Drake, the Canadian singer entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time. Since then, The Weeknd has accumulated 92 entries on this chart, including including 16 hits reaching the Top 10 and holding the top position 6 times.

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Just two years later, the Canadian male singer was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Soundtrack category  thanks to the single Earn It – OST of the movie 50 Shades of Gray . The song also took home a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance .

The Weeknd deserves success after the album After hours – a masterpiece of the music industry in 2020.

Becoming one of the artists with the most ‘huge’ streams in the world, The Weeknd was chosen to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2021, marking another extremely important milestone for his music career.

Until the song  Blinding lights (2020) on the album After hours was released, The Weeknd began to surpass Rihanna, Bad Bunny, and Drake in the number of listeners on Spotify, bringing him closer to today’s achievements. .

However, it is impossible to mention the appeal of the song Die for you , which was warmed up thanks to the power of the social network TikTok. The song released in 2016 has caused a fever again, ranking 6th on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the end of 2022.

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The Weeknd and Ariana Grande release remix version of “Die for you”

The Weeknd quickly and Ariana Grande released the official MV for this song. Once again, the golden couple of the world’s music industry proves their rare statement that “combining each time wins each time”.

Currently, the duet is currently occupying the No. 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, bringing home the No. 1 hit. 1 Saturday for both artists. At the same time, he helped The Weeknd set a new record – the first artist in history to have the highest number of monthly listeners on Spotify with more than 100 million people.

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