The Weeknd Dominates Spotify with Two Albums “Staryboy” and “After Hours” in the Top 5 Most-Streamed of All Time

    The Weeknd, the Canadian singer-songwriter, has cemented his place as one of the most dominant artists on Spotify, with two of his albums ranking among the top 5 most-streamed of all time on the platform.

    The first of these albums is “Starboy,” released in 2016, with a 2023 deluxe. The album features collaborations with renowned artists such as Daft Punk, who co-wrote and co-produced the hit single “Starboy” , which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other notable singles from the album include “I Feel It Coming,” featuring Daft Punk, and Party Monster, both of which reached the top 5 on the Billboard charts. The album also featured Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Lana Del Rey.

    The Weeknd’s second album in the top 5 most-streamed on Spotify is “After Hours,” released in 2020, which also came with a deluxe that year. This album includes the massive hit “Blinding Lights,” which became the first song to surpass 4 billion streams on the platform. “Blinding Lights” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks beating another record. The album also features the single “Save Your Tears,” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    In addition to his musical achievements, The Weeknd has also made headlines for his collaborations outside of music. On Feb 22, 2024, he released a “Popular” music video with Madonna and Playboi Carti , and he has also partnered with the popular video game Fortnite released in Chapter 5: Season 1, where fans can now play as his character and access his cosmetic items .The Weeknd’s dominance on Spotify is a testament to his ability to consistently produce hit songs and albums that resonate with a global audience. With two albums in the top 5 most-streamed of all time, he has solidified his status as one of the most influential and successful artists of the streaming era.

    Singles currently on Billboard top 5: “Blinding Lights” (#1), “Starboy” (#5) , “Starboy” (#3) , and “After Hours” (#5).

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    Queen Suigeneris
    Queen Suigeneris
    Based in Philadelphia, Queen Suigeneris is the Lead Writer for HipHopUntapped. She enjoys reading, poetry, and fashion.

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