The Weeknd is already a Guinness Book of World Record man: the most popular artist on the planet

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It’s official: The weekend He is the most famous artist in the world. The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is statistically the most popular musician on the planet, according to Guinness World Record (GWR).

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no one else comes closethe organization said in a statement.

The Weeknd, a hit all over the planet, with more listeners than anyone else.

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The Weeknd, a hit all over the planet, with more listeners than anyone else.

The 33-year-old Canadian set two new Guinness World Record (GWR) titles. Currently he has the highest number of monthly listeners in Spotifywith 111.4 million to March 20. He also became the first artist to achieve the 100 million monthly listeners.

Other famous artists

Miley Cyrus is The Weeknd’s closest competitor, with 82.4 million of monthly listeners, according to GWR.

Then they appear Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million) and Rihanna (78.5 million). The closest male competitor is Ed Sheeran (77.5 million), he adds GWR extension.

The strength of TikTok

The Weeknd thing was fueled in part by TikTokafter his remix of die for youfeaturing Grande, it went viral on the platform. The song reached number one on the Hot 100 billboard, the seventh time The Weeknd took first place. He die for you original was released in 2016 on the album starboy.

The Weeknd is no stranger to his own record: in 2016 he won an award for most streamed album on Spotify and another for most consecutive weeks on Spotify Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 by a solo male artist.

Towards two rivers

The Weeknd at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California.  Photo: AP

The Weeknd at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California. Photo: AP

After running out of seats for his next concert October 18th in the stadium Flat Riverthe Canadian artist has added a second date for the 19th of the same month.

It will be the comeback of the successful musician six years after his only visit to the country, as part of lollapalooza argentinawho on this occasion will present his last two studio albums, after hoursfrom 2020, which could not be shown live to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, e Sunrise FM, of 2022.

Under the title After hours until dawnthe musician’s tour promises an impressive staging, with a immersive proposal which at times will appeal to theatrical elements, combined with other more intimate passages, which will make up a great conceptual act.

In this regard, the tour, which in its Latin American section will also pass through there Colombia and Mexicoamong other countries, it is the first to integrate 3.0 technology.

Amidst this, The Weeknd will exhibit much of all material produced since showing his work to local audiences in 2017 starboywhich also includes sections of its plate My dear melancholyof 2018, and its recent theme Nothing is lost (you give me strength)which complements the soundtrack of the film Avatar: The Path of Water.

The Weeknd at Super Bowl 2021. Photo: Reuters

The Weeknd at Super Bowl 2021. Photo: Reuters

Since his last visit to the country, the Canadian artist has multiplied his fans thanks to some great hits, including the song Blinding lightsone of the most successful songs of all time according to the ranking compiled by the magazine billboard.

Tickets for the October 19 concert at the River Stadium are available on the site

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