The Weeknd Tops Drake for Most Monthly Streams on Spotify

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The Weeknd performs onstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Nov. 30, 2016 in Paris, France.

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.

According to Republic Records, The Weeknd has tallied up more than 400 million global streams during Starboy's release week, including Spotify, Apple Music and other audio streaming platforms.

The album's debut position on the Billboard 200 and its overall units are set to be revealed Sunday. Sources suggest The Weeknd could score the third-largest debut of the year, behind only Drake’s Views (1.04 million units) and Beyoncé’s Lemonade (653,000).