Following the Nov. 25 release of his third album Starboy, The Weeknd has broken the global record for first-week streams on the service, with more than 223 million. He is also the No. 1 artist on Spotify based on monthly listeners, surpassing Drake -- though the rapper remains the app's most-streamed artist of 2016.
The Weeknd also broke Spotify's one-day record, with Starboy racking up 40 million streams in a single day. While David Bowie previously held that record, with 36 million streams in 24 hours, The Weeknd topped that number earlier this week with 36 million-plus streams, and then proceeded to break his own record by hitting the 40 million mark.