Justin Bieber hit a milestone on Spotify this week when he became the most listened artist ever with 83.3 million, according to TMZ. This is the first time in the history of the streaming platform that such a huge number of listeners have heard an artist. And the number is set to increase as Justice continues to hit new heights.
Stay, his hit single with the The Kid LAROI, is cruising comfortably at the top spot several weeks since its release. Biebs is having an awesome August which might continue come September. He’s far ahead of his closest rivals who are far ahead of their female contemporary artists. The earlier record, held by Ariana Grande was around 82 million listeners. Now she has almost 59.8 million listeners.
The top three Spotify artists are
- Justin Bieber — 83.3 million monthly listeners
- The Weeknd —74.5 million monthly listeners
- Ed Sheeran — 72.4 million monthly listeners.
Last year Billy Eilish became the Spotify’s most streamed female artist. She was ahead of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grand with 49,736,031 monthly listeners. Incidentally, she didn’t release an album in 2020. Her debut album When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? was dropped in March 2019, following the successful single Bad Guy. In July 2019, she dropped a remix of Bad Guy with Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber, now a 27-year-old music veteran, helped Billy Eilish when she came into the spotlight as a young nineteen-year-old artist. Earlier this year, she appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Morning Mashup.” She described her friend and co-artist Bieber as “the sweetest baby ever.”
However, other people have recently anointed 27-year-old Bieber with the title of Prince of Pop, though he has some detractor. Michael Jackson remains the King of Pop, despite his death a decade ago. This week, Thriller certified 34X Platinum. The King is maintaining his popularity but maybe there’s a new Prince in town?