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The Weeknd Has Been Called The World’s most popular artist. According to Guinness World Records

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The Weeknd has been named the “most popular artist” in the world by Guinness World Records after reviewing all Spotify data.

Because to his astounding Spotify ratings, Canadian hitmaker Abel Tesfaye, commonly known as The Weeknd, has been declared the most popular artist in the world by Guinness World Records.

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After evaluating the statistics of some of the biggest names in music, including the number of monthly listeners on the streaming platform, the group conferred the new title on the pop icon.

The Weeknd has 111.4 million streaming followers as of March 20, 2023, making him the first artist ever to achieve 100 million monthly Spotify listeners.

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Miley Cyrus comes in second with 82.4 million. Shakira comes in second with 81.6 million monthly listeners, followed by Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).

In addition to his success on Spotify, The Weeknd recently won four Juno Awards in Canada, including artist of the year, composer of the year for a record fourth time, single of the year for a third time, and pop album of the year.

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He is now the second-most-awarded artist in the awards’ history, trailing only Anne Murray (25 wins).

The Weeknd has lately broken more records. He released his “Die For You” remix with Ariana Grande, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it The Weeknd and Grande’s sixth number one single.

The Weeknd is the world's most popular artist, Guinness World Records says

He also released his debut live album, Live At SoFi Stadium, which documents the second of two shows he performed at the Los Angeles venue last year and acts as an audio companion to the concert film of the same name.

Considering these tremendous accomplishments, The Weeknd has been declared “the most popular artist on the planet.” Guinness World Records named him the most popular artist in the world for his two most recent records, and no one comes close.

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How Did The Weeknd Begin To Sing?

While The Weeknd was an adolescent growing up in Toronto, Canada, he began singing. He allegedly learned himself to sing by listening to and emulating musicians such as Michael Jackson and Prince.

The Weeknd began sharing his music to YouTube and other social media platforms in 2010. His distinct blend of R&B, electronic, and alternative music immediately garnered a fanbase, and in March 2011, he released his first mixtape, “House of Balloons.”

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The Weeknd’s mixtape was a critical and commercial success, and he continued to produce mixtapes in the months that followed. He secured a record deal with Republic Records in 2012, and his debut studio album, “Kiss Land,” was released in 2013.

Since then, The Weeknd has become one of the music industry’s most successful and influential performers, noted for his distinct voice, passionate lyrics, and genre-bending sound. He has won multiple prizes, including three Grammys, and his albums and singles have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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