- The Weeknd
- 101,349,405 total number
- Not Applicable ()
By 1 March 2023, The Weeknd (Canada, b. Abel Tesfaye) had amassed 101,349,405 monthly listeners on Spotify, to become the first act with 100 million monthly listeners. The R&B star, famous for hits such as “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”, was comfortably ahead of Miley Cyrus (81.48 million), Taylor Swift (80.34 million), Rihanna (79.84 million), Shakira (77.73 million) and his closest male challenger, Ed Sheeran (77.35 million).
The Top 5 acts have all boosted their listening figures in recent weeks: Cyrus with her streaming giant “Flowers”, Swift by the continued popularity of her Midnights album, Rihanna owing to her Super Bowl LVII half-time performance and Shakira after releasing her hard-hitting “diss track” “BZRP Music Sessions Vol. 53”. The Weeknd, meanwhile, surged over the 100-million landmark with the remix of “Die for You”, featuring Ariana Grande.