According to Spotify data, The Weeknd is the world's most famous artist. That's according to a new report by Guinness World Records in which the Spotify data of some of the biggest acts in the music business has been analysed.
The Weeknd's single 'Blinding Lights' surpassed Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' to become Spotify's most-streamed song of all time in January.
Towards the close of 2021, 'Blinding Lights' was also formally crowned the biggest US Billboard Hot 100 single of all time. The song, which appeared on Tesfaye's 'After Hours' album and was released at the close of 2019, had gone over 100 weeks in the charts.
Miley Cyrus is the next artist on the list, with 82.4 million monthly listeners. Other musicians behind The Weeknd include Shakira (81.6million), Ariana Grande (80.6million), Taylor Swift (80. 2million), Rihanna (78.5million) and Ed Sheeran (77.5million).