The Weeknd makes history: Canadian singer is officially the most popular artist in the world | Instagram VTM NEWS

MUSICAbel Tesfaye (33), better known as The Weeknd, is making history again. The Canadian singer has been officially named the most popular artist in the world. It has been at the top of the worldwide charts for years and sells out countless stadiums. That great success was crowned by Guinness World Records with the honorary title.


23-03-23, 21:00

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24-03-23, 18:21

Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records includes The Weeknd in the next issue of their popular book. He owes the honorary title of “most popular artist in the world” not only to the number one singles in the charts, but also to his great success on Spotify. The singer dominates the streaming platform with 111 million people listening to his music every month. He is the only artist to surpass 100 million listeners. Currently, Miley Cyrus ranks second on Spotify with 82.4 million monthly listeners. The Weeknd’s popular song ‘Blinding Lights’ is also the most-streamed single ever on Spotify. The artist has also sold more than 75 million records in total.

Recently, the Canadian singer has scored worldwide with the new version of ‘Die For You’ with Ariana Grande. The song was originally released in 2016. Soon the singer will also go on tour again. On July 11 and 12, 2023, The Weeknd will stop in our country. He brings his ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour to the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. The first date is completely sold out. There are still a few tickets available for the second date.

Tickets for ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour on July 12, 2023 can be purchased here.

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