Kathmandu: Canadian singer Weekend has been declared the most popular musician in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, he is mentioned as the closest artist to achieve this feat in his 33-year musical career.
Prior to conferring this title on Weekend, Guinness Book presented two pieces of evidence in a public report. It mentioned that he became the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on the music streaming platform Spotify with 111.4 million monthly listeners.
Currently, Weekend is ahead of Miley Cyrus with nearly 30 million monthly listeners (82.4 million). Others in the top 10 include Shakira (81.6 million), Ariana Grande (80.6 million), Taylor Swift (80.2 million), Rihanna (78.5 million), and Ed Sheeran (77.5 million).
His real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, and he was born on February 16, 1990, in Canada. He gained widespread attention with the release of his mixtapes in 2010. His distinct voice, which conveys darkness, atmospheric vibes, and introspective lyrics, garnered attention and helped him build a strong fan base and establish himself in the music industry.
He has since released several successful albums, including “Starboy,” “Beauty Behind the Madness,” and “After Hours,” which have received critical acclaim and commercial success. His consistent high-quality music production has solidified his position in the music industry and maintained his popularity over the years.
The Weekend has won four Grammy Awards, twenty Billboard Music Awards, and fourteen American Music Awards. He has also been nominated once for an Academy Award and received one Primetime Emmy Award nomination.