THE WEEKND has announced the title, cover art and release date for his latest album, the follow up to last year’s Grammy-Award winning, triple-platinum Beauty Behind The Madness. The album, entitled Starboy will be released on November 25th, 2016. The title track from the album, “Starboy” features Daft Punk and is available at all digital retailers today via XO/Republic Records.
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iHeart Media will feature the song as part of their Every Hour World Premiere feature that will span across all of their Urban, Rhythm and Top 40 stations nationally. The Grammy Award winning, Academy Award nominated artist will also debut the new single on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1st and will be performing at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field on Saturday evening at the new time of 6:15pm ET.
For the song, the Academy Award®-nominated, two-time GRAMMY Award®-winning multiplatinum alternative R&B trailblazer teamed up with influential and iconic French dance music duo Daft Punk.
The Weeknd’s last album, 2015’s Beauty Behind The Madness recently received an RIAA triple-platinum certification for cumulative sales in excess of 3 million. Off one album, he received 16 RIAA certifications from tracks alone with “The Hills” [7x-platinum], “Can’t Feel My Face” [5x-platinum], “Often” [2x-platinum], “In The Night” [platinum], and “Acquainted” [platinum]. Upon its debut, the record held #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for three consecutive weeks. Throughout this incredible journey, THE WEEKND became the “First Male to Simultaneously Top Billboard’s Hot 100, Top 200, and Artist 100,” the “First Artist to Ever Simultaneously Hold Top 3 Slots on Billboard’s R&B Chart,” and the “First Artist Ever Recorded By Mediabase to Cross 300 Million in Audience Within One Week.”
The album proved ubiquitous at radio. “Can’t Feel My Face” peaked at #1 on Top 40, reaching an audience of 4.19 Billion. “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” also went to #1, playing to an audience of 4.2 Billion, while “The Hills” landed at #2 and hit an audience of 3.69 Billion. Cumulatively, the audience exceeds 14.6 Billion-plus for songs from Beauty Behind The Madness.
Fans, critics, and the industry at large have recognized this inimitable talent. He took home two GRAMMY Awards® [“Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Beauty Behind The Madness and “Best R&B Performance” for “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”] out of seven nominations. He won eight Billboard Music Awards including “Top 100 Artist,” “Top R&B Artist,” “Top R&B Album” for Beauty Behind The Madness, “Top R&B Song” for “The Hills,” “Top Song Sales,” “Top Radio Songs,” “Top Streaming Songs,” and “Top Streaming Song (Audio)” for “The Hills.” “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” even garnered THE WEEKND his first ever Academy Award® nomination in the category of “Best Original Song.”