The Weeknd's New Album 'Starboy' Sets Spotify Record for Most Streams in a Single Day
The Weeknd has set the Spotify record for most streams in a single day with his Starboy album. The album was released last week (Nov. 25) and features musical collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk and Lana Del Rey.
A report by Pitchfork says that the streaming rates for Starboy are good news for The Weeknd. The streaming platform themselves confirmed that the album has broken the record for the most amount of streams in a single day, but there is no official breakdown of the figures yet.
Republic Records Chairman and Co-Found Monte Lipman said to Billboard, “Spotify’s continued support of The Weeknd has now reached historic proportions and also reinforced the tremendous growth of global streaming."
The Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter of Spotify concurred with his statement, saying, “We’re proud to have partnered with The Weeknd, his management and Republic Records on a phenomenal album.”
The Weeknd also recently announced his upcoming tour, entitled Starboy: Legend Of The Fall, and the first phase is slated to begin on Feb. 17 and will end June 9 in Cincinnati. The tour is large scale and runs through much of 2017.
The singer will be performing at arenas in the UK, Europe and North America. The tour will begin in Europe in February and will remain there until mid-March, going on to hit other cities in Europe and the UK such as Paris, Zurich, Glasgow, and Leeds in addition to two shows in London at the O2 Arena.
The tour will head back to North America on April 25 and The Weeknd will perform in Vancouver, then heading to the US and running through cities such as Dallas, Charlotte, Detroit, Toronto, Los Angeles and Brooklyn.