The Weeknd Garners 12 Billion Streams Without Releasing An Album In 2023

BY JO Mensah December 9, 2023 1:19 PM EDT
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Canadian artist, The Weeknd, has once again captured the attention of the music world.

Renowned for his distinctive sound and cinematic visuals, The Weeknd has managed to amass an astonishing 12 billion streams across various platforms in 2023, despite not releasing a full-length album this year.

The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary music, seamlessly blending R&B, pop, and electronic elements.

His ability to create immersive sonic experiences and visually stunning music videos has solidified his status as a global music icon. Even in the absence of a new album, the artist’s impact on streaming platforms remains unparalleled.

The staggering achievement of 12 billion streams is a testament to The Weeknd’s widespread appeal and the timeless allure of his existing catalog.

Fans around the world continue to revisit his extensive discography, comprising critically acclaimed albums such as “Starboy,” “Beauty Behind the Madness,” and “After Hours.”

While some artists might experience a dip in streaming numbers during periods without new releases, The Weeknd’s ability to maintain such an impressive streaming count highlights the evergreen nature of his music.

His songs, ranging from soulful ballads to high-energy anthems, resonate with a diverse audience, contributing to the sustained success reflected in the billions of streams.