In an amazing display of overwhelming talent, music sensations Justin Bieber and The Weeknd just set numerous world records. As reported by Billboard, the 2017 Guinness World Records edition credits Bieber for landing the most streamed tracks on Spotify in one week with What Do You Mean? (30,723,708 times), as well as the most streamed album on Spotify in one week with Purpose (205 million times). Bieber also had the most simultaneous tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 (17) in December 2015 and he was the first artist to fill three top slots simultaneously on the U.K. singles chart with Love Yourself (which went to #1), Sorry (which went to #2) and What Do You Mean? (which went to #3). Bieber also logged the most new entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (13), while he amassed the most Twitter followers (82,235,563) and YouTube subscribers (20,711,202) while also racking up the most viewed YouTube music channel (10,478,651,389).
Check out this Tweet from the Guinness folks:
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) August 29, 2016
The Weeknd also joined the fray with his setting of 2 records of his own. First, the Weeknd had the most streamed album on Spotify in one year (unique listeners) (December 1, 2014 to December 1, 2015) with Beauty Behind the Madness which amassed 60 million listeners.
Editor’s Note: What really makes The Weeknd’s first accomplishment so unbelievable is that the Beauty Behind the Madness was not released until August 28, 2015.
Second, the Weeknd had the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 (45 in total) by a solo male artist. Check out this re-Tweet from Guinness:
— HYPEBEAST (@HYPEBEAST) August 31, 2016
The numbers put up by both artists are indeed staggering and we congratulate both Justin Bieber and The Weeknd on their amazing accomplishments.