The Weeknd Celebrates Becoming First Artist to Hit 100 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify
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The 'Save Your Tears' hitmaker successfully beats Drake, who has 68.6 million monthly listeners, Taylor Swift, who garners 80.3 million, and Miley Cyrus, who sits at 82.5 million.

AceShowbiz - The Weeknd has made a new history on Spotify. The "Save Your Tears" hitmaker has become the very first artist to hit 100 million monthly listeners on the giant streaming service.

"It's official: On February 27, The Weeknd became the first artist in Spotify History to reach 100 Million monthly listeners," the streaming service announced Monday, February 27 via its official social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

Celebrating the new milestone, The Weeknd turned to his Instagram Story to reshare Spotify's post. The post read, "On February 27, The Weeknd became the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners in Spotify history."

The Weeknd via IG Story

The Weeknd reshared Spotify's post via Instagram Story.

For context on just how impressive 100 million monthly listeners is, other supernovas currently trail the artist otherwise known as Abel Tesfaye by tens of millions. As of press time, Drake sits at 68.6 million, Taylor Swift is garnering 80.3 million and even with the record-breaking success of current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Flowers", Miley Cyrus has 82.5 million.

The Weeknd's latest streaming accomplishment came just a few days after he dropped his new remix of "Die for You" with Ariana Grande. The duet version of the "Starboy"-era hit is the frequent collaborators' fourth team-up following "Love Me Harder" (from 2014's "My Everything"), "Off the Table" (from 2020's "Positions") and the pair's 2021 remix of "Save Your Tears" (from "After Hours").

Over the weekend, "The Weeknd: Live at SoFi Stadium", his new concert special filmed during last year's "After Hours 'Til Dawn Tour", premiered on HBO Max. Earlier this month, he confirmed that the musical documentary would close out his album cycle for 2022's "Dawn FM", tweeting, "HBO concert will be the last piece of Dawn FM. I can see the horizon."

Meanwhile, The Weeknd's upcoming HBO drama "The Idol", which he created with "Euphoria" visionary Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim, is set to premiere sometime later this year co-starring Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, BLACKPINK's Jennie and more.

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