Who is the most beloved singer in the world?

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The different types of music are with us every day. And singing isn't just for fun or entertainment. If the singer has real talent, with a good producer and manager, he or she can be one of the most profitable investments. It should not be forgotten that artists can earn a living from singing, and they can make a career out of it. Singers who are successful with their fans will be able to sell albums and gain unprecedented notoriety with them.

Every singer has their own audience, depending on the type of music they release. Have you ever wondered whether your favorite star is one of the world's most beloved singers? The choice may be a divergent one, since you're bound to disagree with the official rankings. Don't wait any longer, we're going to reveal the 2 most listened-to stars in the world.

The Weeknd, monthly listeners top 110 million

The Weeknd, the world's most beloved singer
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Real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, this Canadian singer has conquered the world with his unique blend of R&B, of pop and D'electro. His song Blinding Lights broke through the 4 billion listens on Spotify.

His album Beauty Behind the Madness sold over 750,000 copies in the USA, and passed the million mark worldwide. His expressive voice and captivating beats have won him awards all over the world (NRJ Music Awards, Grammy Awards, etc.).

The beginning of his career

The Weeknd got his start in music, releasing several singles anonymously on several online music platforms. In 2012, he released "Trilogy", a first compilation of some of his mixtapes. In 2013, he released his first studio album entitled " Kiss Land“.

Two years after his first album, he has already released his second opus entitled " Beauty Behind the Madness" which enjoyed great success around the world. In 2016, he recorded his third studio album entitled " Starboy "which attracts over 3.5 million people.

Let's talk about the famous Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift singing at a show
Photo of Taylor Swift

In 2023, this vinyl champion was crowned queen of Spotify with over 26 billion listens. She is the first artist with over 7 billion listens on Spotify for five of her albums.

The fourth version of his "1989" album, originally released in 2014, has well exceeded one million copies sold in the US since its re-release, according to data from Luminate. A sale that has surpassed his own album "Midnights", which records over 778,000 copies in 2023.

Let's discover its history.

Taylor Swift began her singing career in the mid-2000s as a country singer. She has established herself as one of the biggest stars of her generation. In 2006, her self-titled debut album topped the Billboard charts. best-selling albums in the U.S..

Between 2010 and 2014, she released a new album every two years. In 2010, "Speak Now" sold 6 million albums. In 2012, "Red" sold 7 million copies. And in 2014, "1989" recorded 11 million copies sold.

Between the Weeknd and Taylor Swift, which do you prefer? Is there a particular song that springs to mind? And speaking of music, find out who the greatest artist (singer) to the world in our other guide.

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