STARBOY, The Weeknd’s pivotal album from five years ago, was a pivotal milestone in his impressive career. A fan favorite from STARBOY, “Die For You,” became an official visual for the multi-dimensional artist today (Nov. 25). A Weeknd song narrates how hard it is to let someone go:
This year, he released the single “Take My Breath” which marks the beginning of a possible future album release. The fans of his smash hit “Can’t Feel My Face” were delighted when he released a video alternative in September. That week marked the six-year anniversary of the album Beauty Behind The Madness, on which the song originally appeared.
The Weeknd’s latest effort After Hours came out in the first quarter of 2014, and originally included 14 tracks and several accompanying visuals, all of which depicted The Weeknd as a character heavily inspired by films like Fear and Loathing in Joker, Las Vegas, and Casino. Additionally, the album had a few special editions, which included remixes and collaborations with Doja Cat, Chromatics, Lil Uzi Vert, and Oneohtrix Point Never. The Weeknd’s After Hours has become one of the most commercially successful albums of 2020. It topped the Billboard 200, UK’s Official Albums, and several other charts worldwide. The album is now certified double platinum within the United States alone.