The Weeknd has been named the world's most popular artist by Guinness World Records. Here are some of his biggest achievements.
The Weeknd has been named the world's most popular artist by Guinness World Records.
The "Blinding Lights" singer has 111.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, which is more than any other artist.
Insider has listed some of the 33-year-old superstar's other achievements.
The Weeknd has sold over 17 million albums worldwide.
According to Best Selling Albums, the best selling of The Weeknd's five studio albums is his second, "Beauty in the Madness," which has shipped almost 5.3 million copies worldwide.
3 of his 5 studio albums have topped the charts in the United States.
2015's "Beauty Behind the Madness," 2016's "Starboy," and 2020's "After Hours" all reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
All three, as well as 2022's "Dawn FM," have also topped the charts in other countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and France.
He's also had 8 No. 1 singles.
The Weeknd's scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015 with "The Hills."
"Can't Feel My Face," "Starboy," "Die for You," "Heartless," "Blinding Lights," and "Save Your Tears," have all since topped the chart, too.
In 2021, Billboard named "Blinding Lights" as the No. 1 Hot 100 song of all time.
"Blinding Lights" went four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020 and shattered the record for most weeks spent in the top five (43 weeks), top 10 (57), top 40 (86), and on the Hot 100 (90).
The song's astonishing run in the chart was enough to see it dethrone Chubby Checker's "The Twist" as Billboard's biggest-ever hit on the Hot 100.
"Blinding Lights" is also the most-streamed song of all time on Spotify.
The song has been streamed an eye-watering 3.480 billion times — 630 million more times than Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."
"Starboy" is Spotify's 14th most-streamed song ever with 2.298 billion streams.
In total, his songs have been streamed 40.7 billion times on Spotify.
That's according to Chart Masters, which says The Weeknd is the fifth most-streamed Spotify artist of all time behind Drake, Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran.
The Canadian singer has won four Grammys.
The Weeknd scooped two Grammys in 2016 as "Beauty Behind the Madness" won best urban contemporary album and his song "Earned It," which featured in the 2015 film "Fifty Shades of Grey," won best R&B performance.
In 2018, he again won the award for best urban contemporary album for his third studio album, "Starboy."
The 33-year-old star won his fourth and most recent Grammy in 2022 as a featured artist on the Kanye West song "Hurricane," which won best melodic rap performance.
He's also won countless other awards.
On top of his four Grammys, The Weeknd has won 22 Juno Awards (the second most of all time), 20 Billboard Music Awards (the fifth most of all time), six American Music Awards, and two BET Awards.
He's also been nominated for an Oscar. "Earned It" received a nod for best original song at the 88th Academy Awards in 2015, but missed out to Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" from "Spectre."
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