*The Weeknd has reportedly dethroned Justin Bieber on Spotify — becoming the #1 artist with the most monthly listeners on the music app.
Here’s more from the outlet:
The Weeknd was #2 at the time … and with the release of his new hit album, “Dawn FM,” it seems to have put him over the top. The record is getting rave reviews, and is soaring on the charts too — this not too long after 2020’s wildly successful run with “After Hours” … which is still helping Abel to this day, we’re sure.
Justin at one point hit a peak of 94.6M listeners, per the report.
Artists with highest peak of Monthly Listeners in Spotify history:
#1. Justin Bieber — 94.68M
#2. The Weeknd — 85.66M
#3. Ed Sheeran — 84.95M
#4. Ariana Grande — 82.92M pic.twitter.com/h09BzTQdS6
— Justin Bieber Spotify (@jdbsdata) January 22, 2022
We previously reported that “Dawn FM,” his fifth studio album, will follow the March 2020 release After Hours, and will come with the “After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour,” traveling this summer to North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
The album features assists from Jim Carrey, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Meanwhile, Aaliyah’s estate teamed with The Weeknd to serve up a new track called “Poison,” which you can listen to via the player below.
The track comes courtesy of Blackground Records 2.0 and Empire, per Complex, and serves as the first single for Aaliyah’s upcoming posthumous album, “Unstoppable,” which will be shared in 2022.
“I’m so excited to share this new song by Aaliyah and the very talented The Weeknd,” said Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, founder of Blackground Records. “I wanted her adoring fans to get a special gift before the holidays and felt it was the perfect time to release a never-before-heard offering.”
We previously reported that Aaliyah’s sophomore album “One In A Million” made its debut on streaming platforms in August after nearly two decades since the singer passed away in a plane crash.