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The Weeknd Breaks Spotify Streaming Record With Starboy


The Weeknd’s new album ‘Starboy‘ was released last week to critical acclaim, and it was only a matter of time before it started making an impact on the record books. This week, Spotify officially announced that The Weeknd had broken the record for most streams in a single day on the service. The previous record was held by Justin Bieber, who racked up 36 million streams on November 13 of last year.


The achievement follows the release of The Weeknd’s third studio album, ‘Starboy‘, which features contributions from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, and more. The album is also accompanied by ‘MANIA‘, a short film featuring six tracks from the album, directed by Grant Singer.

Starboy‘ went straight into the number one position in the UK iTunes chart, and follows the huge news of The Weeknd ‘Legend Of The Fall’ World Tour, which will see the Canadian musician travel across Europe before coming to our very own shores this Spring.  Ticket information is available here.


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