The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s “Starboy” Enters Top 5 Most-Streamed Songs in Spotify History
Released back in 2016, the generational electropop anthem is currently gaining the most daily streams of any track in Spotify's top 50 all-time ranks, according to data from Kworb. As of today, January 24th, "Starboy" is amassing a daily average of 2,479,868 streams for a total of over 2.9 billion.
The latter figure firmly placed "Starboy" in the top 5 behind Post Malone's "Sunflower," Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," respectively. The Weeknd's own "Blinding Lights" tops the list after becoming the first song to surpass 4 billion streams on Spotify.[embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=34Na4j8AVgA[/embed]
Meanwhile, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" also recently danced its way into streaming history after joining Spotify's coveted billions club. It's the robots' first song to reach the milestone as the primary artist on a record after featuring on "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming."
In other Weeknd news, he recently teased an upcoming collaboration with the iconic French electronic music duo Justice. 12 years after compiling his first three mixtapes into his breakthrough Trilogy album, the chart-topping superstar is now gearing up to release another as the future of the Weeknd project hangs in the balance.
"It's getting to a place and a time where I'm getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter," he told W Magazine last year. "I'll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I'm definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn,” he said at the time. "The album I'm working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd. This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I've said everything I can say."