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The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s “Starboy” ascends to Spotify’s Elite Top 5

In a resounding testament to the enduring power of their collaboration, The Weeknd and Daft Punk‘s “Starboy” has officially secured its place among Spotify’s most-streamed songs of all time, claiming a spot in the prestigious top 5.

Since its release in 2016, the electrifying electropop anthem has not only stood the test of time but has surged to new heights. Recent data from Kworb reveals that “Starboy” is currently the highest daily streamer in Spotify’s top 50 all-time list, with a staggering daily average of 2,479,868 streams. The cumulative total now exceeds 2.9 billion streams, firmly establishing “Starboy” as a force to be reckoned with.

As of January 24th, “Starboy” finds itself in esteemed company, nestled in the top 5 alongside chart-topping tracks like Post Malone’s “Sunflower,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” The Weeknd’s other megahit, “Blinding Lights,” sits at the summit, having made history as the first song to surpass 4 billion streams on Spotify.

Daft Punk, the elusive robotic duo, also made their mark on streaming history as “Get Lucky” recently joined Spotify’s exclusive billions club. Notably, this achievement represents Daft Punk’s first solo song to reach such heights, following their features on “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming.”

In a tantalizing twist for fans, The Weeknd has hinted at a forthcoming collaboration with the iconic French electronic music duo Justice. As the artist reflects on his musical journey, he mused in a recent interview with W Magazine about the evolving future of The Weeknd project.

“It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter,” he revealed. “I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn. The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd. This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say.”

As “Starboy” continues its meteoric rise in the streaming charts, fans are left eagerly anticipating The Weeknd’s next move and the sonic evolution hinted at in his latest revelations.