In an unprecedented achievement, the hit single ‘Blinding Lights’ by the acclaimed artist The Weeknd has set a new record on Spotify. The song has become the first to cross the extraordinary milestone of four billion streams, marking a significant moment in the music streaming industry.
The Toronto-based superstar, also known as Abel Tesfaye, released ‘Blinding Lights’ as part of his 2019 album ‘After Hours’. The track quickly gained popularity worldwide, and its catchy synth-pop sound resonated with listeners across the globe.
This achievement is not the first for ‘Blinding Lights’. The song had previously dethroned Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ as the most-streamed song on Spotify. It’s a testament to the track’s enduring appeal and the artist’s widespread fan base.
The Weeknd’s success on Spotify extends beyond ‘Blinding Lights’. His 2016 single ‘Starboy’ also features in the top 10 most-played list on the platform, with nearly 2.5 billion streams. These achievements underscore the artist’s significant impact on the music industry and his ability to consistently produce chart-topping hits.
The financial implications of this achievement are also noteworthy. With Spotify’s per-stream royalty rates, the four billion streams of ‘Blinding Lights’ translate to an estimated $20 million in royalties. This figure is a rough estimate, as royalty calculations can vary widely.
This record-breaking achievement by ‘Blinding Lights’ is a testament to The Weeknd’s musical prowess and the power of digital music platforms like Spotify. As streaming continues to dominate the music industry, artists like The Weeknd are setting new benchmarks and reshaping the landscape of music consumption.
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