The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' hits 500M streams on Spotify and ecstatic fans are calling him a 'legend'

The other Weeknd songs that were streamed 500M times include 'Starboy', 'After Hours' and 'Can't Feel My Face'


                            The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' hits 500M streams on Spotify and ecstatic fans are calling him a 'legend'
The Weeknd (Getty Images)
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Amid all the chaotic news about coronavirus, it looks like The Weeknd has just received some good news this year. 'Blinding Lights', the latest single from the Canadian singer-songwriter off his album of the same name was released in November 2019. Since its release, the track has been streamed a whopping 500M times on Spotify.

This is reportedly the 'Starboy' singer's seventh song to have achieved this feat and it looks like The Weekend, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is only getting warmed up for the year.

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According to a Spotify playlist, the other Weeknd songs that were streamed 500M times include 'Starboy', 'After Hours' and 'Can't Feel My Face'. The Weeknd has seen multiple awards and nominations since his debut.

In 2014, The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' LP won the Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy Award. In 2016, he won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for his single 'Earned It' and in 2018 he won Best Urban Contemporary Album a second time for his 'Starboy' album.

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Fans took to Twitter to congratulate The Weeknd on a Pop Crave announcement for his latest Spotify achievement. Amongst numerous excited gifs and comments declaring the singer as "king" and "legend",  one fan commented that the cover art for 'Blinding Lights' should have been the album cover.

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Some fans brought up the fact that the song has scored higher than the previous single 'Heartless'. Some appreciated the achievement saying "as it should. it's a bop (sic)". One fan said the singer has a "voice of an angel". One fan even predicted that The Weeknd is going to bag an award for the song. "Coming for record of the year," the fan wrote.

The Weeknd released the official music video for 'Blinding Lights' on January 21. It features the 30-year-old contemporary R&B singer in a bizarre venture through a city at night running into all sorts of trouble. Even the video has had a commendable amount of attention since its release. It is currently sitting at over 54M views on YouTube.

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Read more on 'Blinding Lights' here.

You can watch the music video for 'Blinding Lights' here.

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