The Weeknd Officially Declared ‘World’s Most Popular Artist’ by Guinness World Records

The Weeknd has officially been crowned the “World’s Most Popular Artist” by Guinness World Records.

According to Guinness, the Canadian singer accomplished this by nabbing two Guinness World Record titles.

As of Monday, March 20, he holds the most monthly listeners on Spotify with 111.4 million, while also becoming the first artist to ever reach 100 million monthly listeners on the streaming platform.

Currently, his closest competition is Miley Cyrus (with 82.3 million monthly listeners), Shakira (with 81.6 million monthly listeners), and Ariana Grande (with 80.6 million monthly listeners). Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Ed Sheeran are the next highest rankers following the previous artists.

The Weeknd also recently made Billboard chart history when he tied Michael Jackson as the only artist to have multiple No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 from at least three different albums.

The XO crooner also made Billboard chart history with the release of 2022’s Dawn FM. In January of that year, The Weeknd logged 24 songs on the Global 200 chart, six of them coming from the album, including “Sacrifice,” “Take My Breath,” “Gasoline,” “Out of Time,” “Is There Someone Else?” and “How Do I Make You Love Me?.”


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