By: Noor Baghdadi, Arts and Entertainment editor, The Pawprint
The Canadian singers’ hit song ‘Blinding Lights’ from the 2019 album ‘After Hours’ has not died out just yet as it has just broken the historic record after being publicly announced as the most awarded song in male history, surpassing 2.5 billion streams on Spotify making it the fastest song ever written to reach this significant milestone, according to a tweet posted by Chart Data. If the 31 year old artist’s talent still isn’t convincing enough, it has also officially surpassed the King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s infamous ‘Thriller’, what an achievement!
This great success took place almost immediately after the popular song became the longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100. But the singers’ time to shine doesn’t end here, one of his other countless successful songs ‘Die for You’ from the 2016 album ‘Starboy’, is currently charting in 20 countries on Apple Music, despite being released 5 years ago, along with several other songs listed in the top songs of The Hot 100 such as, ‘Save your Tears’ featuring Ariana Grande and ‘Take My Breath’ etc. The artist shared his thanks with his followers on Instagram by saying “Forever grateful to be able to experiment with sounds, try new things with my voice and create music with the people I truly love and respect, for the last decade every song has been a journey and to be able to continue this journey has been nothing short of a blessing. It’s the only gift I could ever ask for. I’ll be doing it for as long as I can breathe. I love my fans and wouldn’t be here without you. Big day for blinding lights. Multiple songs in the top 20.” He then later continues to announce his new album “The Dawn is Coming” which is currently in progress.