“Blinding Lights” becomes Spotify’s most streamed song

by Hannah Turner
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The Weeknd

Right now, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd is the Spotify song with the most streams.

According to reports, “Blinding Lights,” a hit song by The Weeknd, is now Spotify’s all-time most streamed song. On New Year’s Eve, the Toronto singer announced the news on Twitter.

The Weeknd began his post with “FOR NEW YEARS???” and added, “happy new Year to dazzling lights. the song with the highest streaming volume tonight.

Blinding Lights

On November 29, 2019, The Weeknd released “Blinding Lights” for the first time as the second single from his fourth studio album, After Hours. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 after making its debut at number 11. It finally turned out to be the first song to remain in the top 10 for a complete year.

The song has surpassed Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” by 918K filtered streams, according to Spotify’s Daily Global chart. Earlier this year, Sheeran talked about the danger of “Blinding Lights” stealing his music during an appearance on The Breakfast Club.

“‘Blinding Lights’ is on track to surpass ‘Shape of You’ as the song with the most streams ever. And I don’t believe that song debuted at number one. It premiered when I was about 11 or 12. It continued to grow, and today it is the most popular song of all time, according to Sheeran at the time.

The Weeknd finished 2022 as Spotify’s most streamed artist in addition to “Blinding Lights.” In January, he released Dawn FM, his most recent album. On the Billboard 200, it debuted at number two with 148,000 album-equivalent units. The singles “Take My Breath,” “Sacrifice,” “Out of Time,” and “Less than Zero” helped to promote it.

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