After breaking out in the music industry with his own style, redefining pop music as we knew it, and introducing a funky, 80s mix upbeat style of pop, The Weeknd is inarguably one of the most successful musicians of the century!
The singer’s ‘Blinding Lights’ has set a new record as the fastest song – not in the year or decade- but in history to surpass 3 billion streams on Spotify! Yes, 3 billion!.
It is just the second song in the history of Spotify to achieve 3 billion plays, first being Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’.
But ‘Blinding Lights’ is the first to achieve this within the shortest possible time.
That’s not the only achievement the song has. The song was the best selling song globally in 2020. It also spent a record-breaking 90 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!
The album it was released from, ‘After Hours’, also became the second most streamed album of 2020 and 4th best selling album overall.
‘Blinding Lights’ has currently sold over 10million units in the USA alone, making it diamond certified.
The Weeknd has truly taken over pop music and he says he’s only just began. He says he’s in “purgatory” and we should expect even more hits. I, just like millions of others, am ready!
He currently has over 70 million monthly listeners on Spotify.