The Weeknd isn’t just somebody who takes over the Billboard charts – he takes over Guinness World Records, too. It was just announced that the pop swoonster was awarded two Guinness World Records which he earned with last year’s breakout record, Beauty Behind the Madness.
Beauty Behind the Madness was recognized for becoming the “most streamed album on Spotify in one year” with unique listeners, as the album was streamed by a massive sixty million listeners from December 1st, 2014 to December 1st, 2015. Overall, Beauty Behind the Madness has sold over a total of two million copies since its release in August of last year.
Additionally, The Weeknd earned “most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 by a solo male artist” after remaining in the top ten for 45 consecutive weeks. The songs that helped him reach that goal were some of his biggest hits to date, including “Earned It,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “The Hills.”
Despite all of the record breakings that The Weeknd is accomplishing with his older material, the star has his eyes set toward the future with new music, as he recently began teasing some new sounds from the studio on social media.
Source: Guinness World Records