The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Becomes The First Song To Reach 4 Billion Spotify Streams

The Weeknd is currently competing with himself on the charts, as his megahit, “Blinding Lights,” has smashed yet another Spotify streaming record. The 2020 Max Martin-produced hit, off the “After Hours” album, is the first song to surpass four billion Spotify plays, according to a press release released on Friday, January 12.

Spotify also released a video on their official Instagram page to announce the feat.

For Abel, this most recent Spotify recognition wasn’t the end. With over 113 million followers on the app, the Canadian singer shattered his own record for monthly listeners.

Alongside “Blinding Lights,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower,” and Harry Styles’ “As It Was” are among the songs that have the potential to garner four billion streams.

When “Starboy” overtook Drake’s “One Dance” on the all-time list, The Weeknd made even greater progress on the Spotify charts as 2023 came to an end. With over 2.9 billion plays, “Starboy” dethroned Drake’s hit song on Spotify’s list of all-time most-streamed tracks, according to Pop Crave.

When Spotify released their list of the best streaming artists for 2023 last month, Drake and The Weeknd were both listed first, with Abel coming in at number three despite not having released an album in that year.

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