The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ becomes Spotify’s most streamed song

The Weeknd has broken another record with his 2019 smash “Blinding Lights” as it has become Spotify’s most streamed song of all time.

According to Chart data, the Canadian singer’s 2019 hit has surpassed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” to become the No. 1 streamed song in the streaming platform’s history. The Weeknd himself also ended 2022 as one of Spotify’s most streamed artists this year.

On New Year’s Eve (December 31), The Weeknd took to Twitter to celebrate the feat – which saw him beat Sheeran’s 2017 tally of 918,000 filtered streams – by sharing Spotify’s daily global chart stats. “FOR NEW YEARS???” he caption for the post.

In another tweet, he shared four stills from the music video for “Blinding Lights” and wrote: “Happy New Year to blinding lights. the most streamed song of all time tonight.”

Taken from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, After hours“Blinding Lights” has been breaking records left, right and center ever since its release just over three years ago, including the fastest song in history to reach 2.5 billion Spotify streams.

Doesn’t stop there though. Another of The Weeknd’s hits made headlines last month when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) honored the Canadian singer a diamond record for his 2015 single “Can’t Feel My Face” which has now moved 10 million units.

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This isn’t the first time The Weeknd has gotten a diamond plate. He’s done it three other times after his singles “The Hills,” “Starboy” and “Blinding Lights” all hit 10 million.

The recent milestone also makes The Weeknd the third solo artist and fourth artist overall to achieve four diamond certifications. He is currently in second place on the all-time list for the most diamond records with Post Malone and Imagine Dragons.

Bruno Mars leads the pack on the all-time list with a record five diamond singles. The Weeknd is too the first Canadian artist to score at least four diamond records. With Toronto artist Drake currently has three.

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