The streaming company has officially confirmed that The Weeknd has earned the most streams on Spotify in a single day. The previous artist to achieve this goal was Justin Bieber with 36 million streams on November 13, 2015. The Weeknd achieved this status after the release of his third album Starboy. The album features other artists such as Lana Del Rey, Daft Punk, and Kendrick Lamar.
This past May, Drake was Spotify’s most streamed artist. His song “One Dance” was the most streamed song ever, which was streamed over 880 million times. That song replaced Major Lazer and DJ Snakes “Lean On” for the title. The Weeknd’s album has already achieved major success. It holds the Number 1 spot for the top albums on iTunes and one of its first single, “Starboy” also remains at number one.
His fans were patiently awaiting this work of art and have had nothing but good reviews for this highly anticipated album.