Get Excited About the Weeknd, Toronto

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That’s right, The Weeknd just stormed the music world with his latest release Starboy. As expected, Starboy debuted as the number one album in the world. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as fans of The Weeknd went crazy when the first single dropped, aptly titled Starboy.

Weeknd Setting Streaming Records

Upon the November 25th release of Starboy, Spotify announced that The Weeknd broke damn near every streaming record on the platform. First, his 40 million album streams topped the most streams ever on a single day. His 223 million first-week streams is also a record for Spotify. Finally, The Weeknd is Spotify’s number one streamed artist of the month, surpassing none other than his fellow Torontonian, Drake.

With over 400 million global streams since Starboy’s release, there’s no doubt that The Weeknd has solidified himself as one of today’s most prolific pop icons.