The Weeknd & Daft Punk break record for most Spotify streams in 24 hours
The Weeknd is currently unstoppable. It’s hard to believe that any music act could usurp The Chainsmoker‘s dominating “Closer” in 2016 as most-streamed track of the year on Spotify, as well as it’s status as longest running Billboard Nr. 1, but it’s no surprise that if anyone could do it, it would be The Weekend. With his highly anticipated third studio album “Starboy”, Abel Tesfaye made clear who would dominate the last half of the year. The two-time Grammy Award-winning artist’s lead track of the album titled “Starboy”, featuring Daft Punk, got a staggering 17 million streams globally and 6.5 millions streams in the U.S. in just four days.
If that was not enough, The Weeknd just made history as his brand-new and highly anticipated 18-track studio album captures “biggest opening weekend in streaming history”. As confirmed by streaming service Spotify, the US-American R&B and Pop singer broke the single-day record for streams on their service.
The most interesting fact, however, is Daft Punk’s role in the new record. Mainly because Daft Punk was the holder of the old Spotify record with their world hit from 2013 “Get Lucky” and the chart-topping “Random Access Memoires” album. With the co-producing role of The Weeknd’s “Starboy LP, it’s fair to day that Daft Punk broke their own record for most streamed track and album on Spotify’s overall ranking.