Twenty one year-old Khalid Donnel Robinson, better known as Khalid, is a worldwide music star and he’s just become the biggest global artist on Spotify.
Yesterday (April 28), as reported by Music Business Worldwide he hit 50,043,332 monthly listeners on the mobile streaming platform which means that’s enough to overtake Ariana Grande for the number one spot on Spotify’s monthly listeners chart – the service’s key indicator of the biggest music artists in the world, which gives a snapshot of the total unique audience of an act in the prior 30 day-period.
Spotify officially had 207 million active users worldwide at the close of last year. Based on that, you can assume that nearly a quarter of Spotify’s total global audience has listened to Khalid at some point in the past month.
Ariana Grande, at No.2, has 50,026,186 monthly Spotify listeners, according to Spotify. Latin superstar J.Balvin is at No.3 with 48,274,653 monthly listeners, with Post Malone at No.4 (47,620,291) and Billie Eilish at No.5 (45,120,246).
Eilish’s Bad Guy is No.1 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart today, ahead of Taylor Swift’s big comeback single ME! (feat Brendon Urie).
Khalid’s highest entry on the Global Spotify chart is Talk, currently at No.11. The track now has more than 186 million streams on the platform.
Earlier this month, Khalid released his second studio LP, Free Spirit, featuring tracks such as Talk and My Bad – the latter has over 75 million streams on Spotify. Interestingly, he’s yet to enter Spotify’s One Billion Club – those artists with songs that have has a billion or more streams but is well on his way.
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