The Weeknd Reacts to Taylor Swift Becoming the Only Other Artist With 100 Million Spotify Listeners

The Weeknd is welcoming Taylor Swift to a club that was once so exclusive, he was the only member. Following news that the “Anti-Hero” pop star had become the only other artist to ever reach 100 million listeners on Spotify, the Idol creator took to Instagram to post a sweet message of congratulations, featuring a throwback photo of the pair performing together on Swift’s 1989 Tour.


Resharing a news post about Swift’s feat onto his own Story, The Weeknd simply left a congratulatory fingers-crossed emoji to show how tight he and his fellow record-breaker are. The news post also included an adorable photo from 2015 of the 33-year-old singer wrapping him in a tight hug onstage at the 1989 World Tour, where she’d brought him out as a surprise guest to perform his hit “Can’t Feel My Face.”

Swift hit 100 million monthly Spotify fans earlier this week. The occasion crowned her as the first female artist to ever do so, and just the second artist in general after The Weeknd, whose real name Abel Tesfaye.

Tesfaye first crossed into the previously unexplored 100 millions territory in February, becoming the first artist in Spotify history to hit the milestone. At the time, Swift had 80.3 million monthly listeners, while Miley Cyrus had 82.5 million and Drake 68.6 million.

At the time of publication, Tesfaye has 109.6 million monthly listeners on the platform, according to his Spotify page.

The “Blinding Lights” musician is currently touring. In September, he’ll bring his After Hours Til Dawn Tour to Mexico City’s Foro Sol, following hot on Swift’s Eras Tour trail; over the weekend, she wrapped up a four-night run at the venue with opener Sabrina Carpenter.

“After years of wanting to play in Mexico City, just got to play 4 of the most unforgettable shows for the most beautiful and generous fans,” Swift reflected afterward on Instagram, sharing photos of herself performing. “Feeling so grateful for the memories we’re making together on this tour … TE AMO.”

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