Streaming Masters – The Weeknd

The Weeknd streaming statistics

Since 2015, Canadian singer The Weeknd is one of the leading forces of streaming platforms.

Now that this market dominates the industry, the artist releases his highly anticipated comeback, After Hours.

The Weeknd streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

The Weeknd streaming review – the results

CSPC The Weeknd discography streaming results Spotify and YouTube

Total: 24,112,576 EAS

The Weeknd most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Starboy [Starboy]1,706,000
2. Blinding Lights [After Hours]1,530,000
3. The Hills [Beauty Behind the Madness]1,308,000
4. Can’t Feel My Face [Beauty Behind the Madness]1,265,000
5. I Feel It Coming [Starboy]1,095,000
6. Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [Beauty Behind the Madness]969,000
7. Call Out My Name [My Dear Melancholy]741,000
8. Elastic Heart [Orphan]634,000
9. Often [Beauty Behind the Madness]632,000
10. Love Me Harder [Orphan]602,000
11. Low Life [Orphan]589,000
12. Or Nah [Orphan]496,000
13. Pray for Me [Orphan]479,000
14. Reminder [Starboy]402,000
15. Die for You [Starboy]400,000
16. Party Monster [Starboy]375,000
17. In Your Eyes [After Hours]351,000
18. Heartless [After Hours]335,000
19. In the Night [Beauty Behind the Madness]333,000
20. Wicked Games [House of Balloons]319,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA (app), XiamiGenie.

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Where did you find count of spotify streams on each song?


Whats with Abel getting credit for “Elastic Heart?” Isn’t that Sia. Also I’m seeing a lot of titles that I’m not familiar with nor see in his discography on Spotify, such as “Too Long,” “Exodus” etc.


they are all songs that he features on


Hello, can you update please ? ☺️


He is such a wonderful talented guy, that’s why I was so disappointed with his SuperBowl performance. It missed spectacle and energy, something you HAVE TO bring on one of the biggest stages of the world. I‘m still excited for his tour next year.


i thought his performance was amazing, i think what let it down was the crowd, they were so dead- it might have been less people because of you know what.


Hello, can you update please ?


Update pls

tom riise


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