The Weeknd ¦ After Hours

CHF 47.00 inkl. MwSt

2LP (Album, Gatefold)

2 vorrätig

GTIN: 0602508818400 Artist: Genres & Stile: , , , , , , ,

Zusätzliche Information

Format

Inhalt

Release

Veröffentlichung After Hours:

Hörbeispiel(e) After Hours:



After Hours auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

After Hours
The Weeknd - After Hours.png
Standard cover art. Deluxe features the same, but with a red overlay[A][B]
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
Recorded2018–2020
Studio
Genre
Length56:19
Label
Producer
The Weeknd chronology
The Weeknd in Japan
(2018)
After Hours
(2020)
Singles from After Hours
  1. "Heartless"
    Released: November 27, 2019
  2. "Blinding Lights"
    Released: November 29, 2019
  3. "In Your Eyes"
    Released: March 24, 2020
  4. "Save Your Tears"
    Released: August 9, 2020

After Hours is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer the Weeknd, released on March 20, 2020, by XO and Republic Records. It was produced primarily by the Weeknd, along with a variety of producers such as DaHeala, Illangelo, Max Martin and Metro Boomin, all of whom the Weeknd had worked with previously. The standard edition of the album has no features, although the remixes edition contains guest appearances from Chromatics and Lil Uzi Vert. Thematically, After Hours explores promiscuity, overindulgence, and self-loathing.

Prior to the album's release, the Weeknd confirmed that After Hours would face stylistic differences to its predecessor, Starboy (2016). Music journalists have noted the album as an artistic reinvention for the Weeknd, with the introduction of new wave and dream pop influences. The artwork and aesthetic for the album's promotional material has been described as psychedelic and being inspired by various films, such as: Casino (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), and Joker and Uncut Gems (both 2019).

After Hours was supported by four singles: "Heartless", "Blinding Lights", "In Your Eyes", and "Save Your Tears", with the first two topping the US Billboard Hot 100 and receiving platinum certification. Its title track was released as a promotional single. In March 2020, After Hours broke the record for the most global pre-adds in Apple Music history, with over 1.02 million users. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, with some naming it the Weeknd's best work. It debuted atop the Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were pure sales, marking the Weeknd's fourth number-one album in the US, and stayed atop the chart for four consecutive weeks. It also reached the top spot in 20 other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom. After Hours will be promoted with the After Hours Tour, which is set to span North America and Europe.

Background and release

The Weeknd first teased that he was working on a new album in November 2018, via a performance in which he told the crowd that "Chapter VI was coming soon."[4] On January 12, 2019, Tesfaye then proceeded to further tease the project and its sound by tweeting "no more daytime music" to fans, making media outlets believe that he was set to continue the darker music found in My Dear Melancholy.[5] Following a trio of collaborative singles throughout 2019, on August 6, he further reassured fans that he was working on his fourth studio album.[6] Then after a five-month period of silence,[7][8] on November 24, the single "Blinding Lights" was revealed through a Mercedes-Benz television commercial,[9] with reports of "Heartless" surfacing a day later.[10][11] The latter song then premiered on the seventh episode of the Weeknd's Memento Mori Beats 1 radio show on November 27, 2019.[12] Which in the hours leading into the release of the radio show episode, the Weeknd announced on social media his return to music with the captions "the fall starts tomorrow night" and "Tonight we start a new brain melting psychotic chapter! Let's go!".[13]

On February 13, 2020, the Weeknd revealed the title of the project "After Hours" through a 48-second teaser.[14][15] A couple days after the announcement of the album's name, its release date of March 20, 2020, was shared through social media to accompany the title track's release as a promotional single.[16][17] In the last week leading up to the album's release, After Hours' tracklist was revealed on March 17, 2020.[18] On March 19, 2020, the Weeknd announced that the album is dedicated to long time fan and host of the popular XO Podcast, Lance, who died the night before.[19][20] The album debuted alongside the eighth episode of Memento Mori on March 20, 2020, with the Weeknd also hosting a Spotify listening session upon its release.[21][22] A deluxe edition of the album containing five remixes was released without any prior notice on March 23, 2020.[23] On March 30, 2020, on the two-year anniversary of My Dear Melancholy, an updated version of the deluxe edition containing three new bonus tracks was released.[24] A remix EP titled After Hours (Remixes) featuring the deluxe edition's remixes and an additional remix, was released on April 3, 2020.[25]

Artwork and aesthetic

The artwork and aesthetic for the album's promotional material has been described as psychedelic and being inspired by various films, such as: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker, Casino, and Uncut Gems, with the last film having a cameo appearance by the Weeknd himself.[26] Tesfaye's physical appearance in the era has been described by journalists as being red-pigmented,[27] with him consistently maintaining a red suit and specific hairstyle throughout all of the album's promotional material, such as its artwork, music videos, teasers, and live performances.[28] The album's overall art direction was primarily handled by the Tammi brothers,[29] with its design being handled by Aleksi Tammi,[29] and its photography and visual direction being handled by Anton Tammi, who directed the music videos for the album's singles, and the project's same-titled short film.[30] The album's creative direction was handled by La Mar C. Taylor.[31] Nabil Elderkin handled the photography and video direction for the promotional material of the deluxe version of the project,[32] in this material, Tesfaye continues the era's "Sin City" theme, with him residing within a casino and donning a black suit in the two teasers for the bonus tracks.[33] Notably, the black suit used in the teasers for the deluxe edition of the album and cover art for the bonus tracks and remix EP was the first time the Weeknd wore a non-red suit in the promotional material for the project since his first live performance of "Blinding Lights" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (dated December 6, 2019), in which he donned a blue suit.[34]

Promotion

Tour

On February 20, 2020, the Weekend announced the After Hours Tour on social media.[35] It was set to span North America and Europe.[36] The tour was later postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.[37] The tour would have lasted throughout the latter half of 2020, with it beginning on June 11 and ending on November 12.[38] Sabrina Claudio, Don Toliver and Black Atlass were set to open the tour.[39]

Performances

On December 5, 2019, the Weeknd performed "Heartless" for the first time on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert[40] with "Blinding Lights" receiving its debut performance the following day on the same show.[41] Both performances received positive reactions from critics and audiences, and were compared to those done by Michael Jackson and Prince in the past.[42] On January 22, 2020, "Blinding Lights" was performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[43] Tesfaye's appearance during the performance on the show was inspired by the events that occurred within the aforementioned single's music video, which was released shortly before his live performance.[44] The Weeknd was announced as a performer for the March 7, 2020 episode of the 45th season of Saturday Night Live.[45] During his appearance, he performed a comedic track alongside Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, made specifically for the show, titled "On the Couch", and the songs: "Blinding Lights" and the previously unreleased "Scared to Live", the latter of which featured electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never and interpolates "Your Song" by Elton John.[46]

Singles

On November 27, 2019, the album's lead single, "Heartless", was released digitally on music stores and streaming services.[47] The song was noticeably produced by American record producer Metro Boomin. At the time of its release, it was the Weeknd's first solo single since 2018's "Call Out My Name" from the EP My Dear Melancholy (2018). The single peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the Weeknd's fourth song to top the chart, with it also becoming Metro Boomin's second chart topper that he produced.[48] Its music video was released on December 3, 2019.[49]

"Blinding Lights" was released digitally on music stores and streaming services on November 29, 2019, as the album's second single.[50] The song peaked at number one in 22 countries, including the United States and Canada, where it became the Weeknd's fifth number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100 for four and seven weeks respectively. It also became his first number-one single in Germany for ten weeks, United Kingdom for eight weeks, and Australia for eleven weeks, thus making it his biggest hit single to date.[51][52][53] Its music video is set in the aftermath of "Heartless"' visual and was released on January 21, 2020.[54]

"In Your Eyes" was released to rhythmic contemporary radio on March 24, 2020, as the album's third single.[55] The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.[56] Its music video follows the storyline of the previously released visuals and was released on March 23, 2020.[57]

"Save Your Tears" was released to contemporary hit radio in Europe as the album's fourth single on August 9, 2020.[58][59] It is set to be released to US rhythmic contemporary radio on November 24, 2020.[60] The song peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 after the release of its parent album.[56] Following its release as a single, it managed to reach a position of number 17 on the Dutch Top 40 and number 50 on the Dutch Single Top 100.[61][62]

Promotional singles and other songs

On February 18, 2020, Tesfaye announced the release of the album's title track with the reveal of the album's cover art.[63] The promotional single reached the top 20 of various countries worldwide, including the United States, where it peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.[64]

On April 7, 2020, a music video for the album's closing track "Until I Bleed Out" was released.[65] The visuals for the song continue the themes found present throughout the promotional material for the album.[66]

On July 22, 2020, a music video for the album's fifth track "Snowchild" was released.[67] The animated visuals for the song continue the events of the previous After Hours music videos and also showcase the Weeknd during the six different musical stages of his career.[68]

On October 22, 2020, a music video for the album's second track "Too Late" was released.[69]

Teaser and short film

On February 13, 2020, the Weeknd released a 48-second teaser that announced the album's title. Journalists noted its resemblance to the digital work done in the 2019 film Uncut Gems, which Tesfaye had a cameo in.[70] Its visual were also compared to those found in the music videos for the album's first two singles.[71]

A self titled short film for the album was first teased on March 3, 2020, with its release occurring on March 4, 2020.[72][73] It was directed by Anton Tammi and continued the storyline and aesthetics found in the visuals for "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights".[74] The film is set shortly after the Weeknd's performance of "Blinding Lights" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (dated January 22, 2020) and features various snippets of the tracks from the album as Tesfaye navigates a subway.[74] It concludes with the Weeknd seemingly murdering a couple in a secluded elevator.[75] The visual was noted by journalists as being inspired by the films Joker and The Shining.[73]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.7/10[76]
Metacritic80/100[77]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[78]
Consequence of SoundA–[79]
Evening Standard3/5 stars[80]
Exclaim!8/10[81]
The Guardian4/5 stars[82]
The Independent4/5 stars[83]
NME4/5 stars[84]
Pitchfork7.9/10[3]
PopMatters8/10[85]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[86]

After Hours was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 80, based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[77] Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 7.7 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.[76]

Writing for Consequence of Sound, Candace McDuffie praised the album, stating that "As he evolves, he continues to reinvent himself, and he knows exactly how to leave fans hooked on havoc. And After Hours is proof that he's not done with us yet; in fact, he's just getting started."[79] Exclaim!'s reviewer Jacob Carey stated in his review that "After Hours does feel like the Weeknd's very own version of Vegas – a place where overindulgence, self-loathing and promiscuity are not only welcomed, but encouraged."[81] The Guardian's critic Michael Cragg gave After Hours a positive review, praising the "sense of narrative cohesion" on the album, saying that "songs bleed into each other, with sonic references dotted throughout to neaten up threads that previously [the Weeknd] would have left to unravel. By balancing the two sides of his musical personality – not to mention add some levity to that boring, bad-taste id – After Hours feels like the first Weeknd album in a while to offer up a clear, singular vision rather than something frustratingly abstract."[82] Writing for The Independent, Roisin O'Connor stated that "After Hours abandons the danceability of its predecessor in favour of moody introspection. This is the music you listen to when the party's over." O'Connor further compared the album to the Weeknd's previous releases, saying that he on After Hours "still delves into a sadboy persona but there's a tinge of remorse that runs through, in comparison to the cold and often cruel tone of earlier cuts."[83] Luke Morgan Britton of NME called After Hours "The Weeknd's strongest record in some time" and that "It's a record free of features and full of probing self-reflection."[84]

Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone gave the album a positive review, stating that "After Hours certainly has its share of pity-partying. But there's also a vulnerability that goes beyond the usual too-beautiful-for-the-world sulking." Dolan also said that the album "hits the best balance yet of the gloomy melodrama of the Weeknd's early EPs or his 2018 release My Dear Melancholy and the pop slickness of his 2016 LP Starboy."[86] Writing for Variety, Jem Aswad praised the album, stating that "The Weeknd is launching the next era with his most fully realized album yet, 'After Hours.' Sonically, the hallmarks are ultra-cinematic keyboards, pulsating sub-bass, hard beats (which are seldom danceable), '80s synthesizer flourishes and caverns of echo, all of which contrast with his high, angelic voice." Aswad ended his review by saying that "After Hours is one of the most successful musicians of the past decade testing the balance between innovation and commerciality as much as anyone today."[87] David Smyth of Evening Standard particularly praised the song "Blinding Lights", while stating that the Weeknd's "in a bit of a fug" on the rest of the album.[80] Tom Hull gave the album a B grade and found it "remarkably consistent, at least until the closer drags its butt".[88]

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations for After Hours
YearCeremonyCategoryResultRef.
2020American Music AwardsFavorite Album – Pop/RockNominated[89]
Favorite Album – Soul/R&BWon
ARIA Music AwardsBest International Artist (After Hours)Nominated[90]
LOS40 Music AwardsBest AlbumPending[91]
People's Choice AwardsThe Album of 2020Nominated[92]
Polaris Music PrizePolaris Music PrizeLonglisted[93]
2021TEC AwardsOutstanding Creative Achievement – Record Production / AlbumPending[94]

Commercial performance

On March 19, 2020, After Hours broke the record for the most global pre-adds for an album in Apple Music history, with over 1.02 million users pre-adding the album to their libraries.[31]

After Hours debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 444,000 album-equivalent units, including 275,000 pure album sales. It is the Weeknd's fourth number-one album, and marks the biggest first week sales of 2020 for an album at the time.[95] Additionally, after the album's first week of availability, all 14 songs charted on the US Billboard Hot 100, with ten of them in the top 40, led by "Blinding Lights" at number one, and "In Your Eyes" debuting the highest, at number 16.[96] The album remained at number one on the Billboard 200 in its second week with 138,000 album-equivalent units, of which 47,000 were pure album sales. It is the Weeknd's third consecutive album to spend multiple weeks.[97] In its third week, the album remained at number one on the Billboard 200 with 90,000 album-equivalent units (including 23,000 pure album sales). Becoming the first album to lead for three consecutive weeks since Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding (2019).[98] In its fourth week, After Hours earned 75,000 album-equivalent units (including 20,000 pure album sales), remaining at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It's the first album to notch four consecutive weeks since Drake's Scorpion (2018).[99]

The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with over 26,000 units sold, making it the Weeknd's second number one on the chart, five years after Beauty Behind the Madness.[100] It also topped the chart in the Weeknd's native Canada, with 54,000 album-equivalent units – the biggest debut sales of the year for an album.[101] It achieved a total of six non-consecutive weeks at the top, the most by a Canadian artist since the Weeknd's own Starboy, which led for seven weeks in 2016–2017.[102]

Track listing

Credits adapted from liner notes.[29]

After Hours track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Alone Again"4:10
2."Too Late"
3:59
3."Hardest to Love"
3:31
4."Scared to Live"
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
3:11
5."Snowchild"
  • Tesfaye
  • Quenneville
  • Balshe
  • Montagnese
  • Illangelo
  • The Weeknd
  • DaHeala
4:07
6."Escape from LA"
5:55
7."Heartless"
3:21
8."Faith"
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Montagnese
  • Wayne
  • Metro Boomin
  • The Weeknd
  • Illangelo
4:43
9."Blinding Lights"
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Quenneville
  • Sandberg
  • Holter
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
3:21
10."In Your Eyes"
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Sandberg
  • Holter
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
3:57
11."Save Your Tears"
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Quenneville
  • Sandberg
  • Holter
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
3:35
12."Repeat After Me" (Interlude)
3:15
13."After Hours"
  • Illangelo
  • The Weeknd
  • DaHeala
  • Winans[b]
6:01
14."Until I Bleed Out"
  • Tesfaye
  • Wayne
  • Lopatin
  • Mejdi Rhars
  • Notinbed
  • Metro Boomin
  • OPN
  • Prince 85
  • The Weeknd
  • Notinbed
3:12
Total length:56:19
Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[103]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Nothing Compares"
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Quenneville
  • Frederic
  • DaHeala
  • Ricky Reed
  • The Weeknd
3:42
16."Missed You"
  • Tesfaye
  • Quenneville
  • DaHeala
  • The Weeknd
2:24
17."Final Lullaby"
  • Tesfaye
  • Quenneville
  • DaHeala
  • The Weeknd
3:05
Total length:65:30
Remixes EP[2]
No.TitleWriter(s)RemixerLength
1."Heartless" (Remix) (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
 3:20
2."Blinding Lights" (Chromatics Remix) (featuring Chromatics)
Johnny Jewel4:21
3."Save Your Tears" (OPN Remix)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Quenneville
  • Sandberg
  • Holter
  • Lopatin
OPN3:40
4."Heartless" (Vaporwave Remix) (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
  • Tesfaye
  • Wayne
  • Montagnese
  • Proctor
  • Symere Woods
  • Quenneville
DaHeala2:45
5."After Hours" (The Blaze Remix)
The Blaze3:58
6."Scared to Live" (SNL Live)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Sandberg
  • Holter
  • Lopatin
  • John
  • Taupin
 3:37
Total length:21:43

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • The deluxe edition of the album was initially released on March 23, featuring tracks 2–6 of the Remixes EP as bonus tracks. On March 30, the release was updated to include three new bonus tracks before the remixes. On April 3, the remixes were released as a separate EP, with track 1 added, while the deluxe edition of the album was amended to end at "Final Lullaby".[104]

Sample credits

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.[29]

Musicians

  • The Weeknd – vocals (all tracks), background vocalist (tracks 3–4, 9–11), keyboards, programming (tracks 1–11, 13–14), bass, guitar, drums (track 3–4, 9–11)
  • Max Martin – bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, programming (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • Oscar Holter – bass, drums, guitar, keyboards, programming (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • Illangelo – keyboards, programming (tracks 1–2, 5–8, 13)
  • Metro Boomin – keyboards, programming (track 6–8, 14)
  • DaHeala – keyboards, programming (tracks 1–2, 5, 13)
  • Frank Dukes – keyboards, programming (track 1)
  • Ricky Reed – keyboards, programming (track 2)
  • OPN – keyboards, programming (track 14)
  • Prince 85 – keyboards, programming (track 14)
  • Notinbed – keyboards, programming (track 14)
  • Nate Mercereau – keyboards, programming (track 2)
  • Mike McTaggart – guitar (track 6)
  • Patrick Greenaway – guitar (track 8)
  • Rickard Goransson – guitar (track 10)
  • Michael Engström – bass (track 10)
  • Wojtek Goral – alto saxophone (track 10)
  • Tomas Jonsson – tenor saxophone (track 10)
  • Mattias Bylund – horn arrangement, synthesizer (track 10)
  • Nils-Petter Ankarblom – horn arrangement, synthesizer (track 10)
  • Magnus Sjolander – percussion (track 10)
  • Miko Rezler – percussion (track 10)
  • Peter Noos Johansson – trombone (track 10)
  • Janne Bjerger – trumpet (track 10)
  • Magnus Johansson – trumpet (track 10)

Technical

  • Illangelo – engineering, mixing (tracks 1–2, 5–8, 13)
  • Shin Kamiyama – engineering (all tracks)
  • Michael Ilbert – engineering (track 4, 10–11)
  • Sam Holland – engineering (tracks 3–4, 10–11)
  • Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville – engineering (track 13)
  • Ethan Shumaker – engineering (track 2)
  • Matt Cohn – engineering, mixing (tracks 12, 14)
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • John Hanes – engineering for mixing (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • Cory Bice – engineering assistant (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • Jeremy Lertola – engineering assistant (tracks 3–4, 9–11)
  • Sean Klein – engineering assistant (track 9)
  • Dave Kutch – mastering (all tracks)
  • Kevin Peterson – mastering (all tracks)

Charts

Chart performance for After Hours
Chart (2020)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[105]1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[106]1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[107]1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[108]2
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[109]1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[110]1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[111]1
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[112]1
Estonian Albums (Eesti Tipp-40)[113]1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[114]1
French Albums (SNEP)[115]2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[116]5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[117]11
Icelandic Albums (Plötutíðindi)[118]1
Irish Albums (OCC)[119]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[120]1
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[121]76
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[122]41
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[123]1
Mexican Albums (AMPROFON)[124]1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[125]1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[126]1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[127]8
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[128]2
Scottish Albums (OCC)[129]2
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[130]1
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[131]73
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[132]3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[133]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[134]1
UK Albums (OCC)[135]1
US Billboard 200[136]1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[137]1

Certifications

Certifications for After Hours
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[138]Platinum40,000double-dagger
Canada (Music Canada)[139]Platinum80,000double-dagger
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[140]Platinum20,000double-dagger
France (SNEP)[141]Platinum100,000double-dagger
Italy (FIMI)[142]Gold25,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[143]Gold30,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[144]Platinum15,000double-dagger
Norway (IFPI Norway)[145]Platinum20,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[146]Gold10,000*
Portugal (AFP)[147]Gold7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[148]Gold100,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Release dates and formats for After Hours
RegionDateLabel(s)Format(s)EditionRef.
VariousMarch 20, 2020Standard[149]
March 23, 2020
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Original deluxe[23]
March 30, 2020Updated deluxe[24]
April 3, 2020Remix EP[104]
JapanMay 22, 2020Universal Music JapanCDStandard[150]
VariousJune 11, 2020
  • XO
  • Republic
Cassette[151]
September 25, 2020LP[152]
November 27, 2020Remix EP[153]

Notes

  1. ^ The Target and HMV alternate cover features The Weeknd against a black and red background, facing down to his right with a melancholic expression and bandaged face.[1]
  2. ^ The After Hours (Remixes) EP cover features The Weeknd against a black background, wearing a black suit with a silver tie, facing straight ahead of him while looking top right with black rimmed sunglasses depicting a thunderstorm in their reflection.[2]

References

  1. ^ "The Weeknd – After Hours [Explicit Lyrics] (Target Exclusive, CD)". Target. Archived from the original on May 9, 2020. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "After Hours (Remixes) by The Weeknd". Apple Music. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Herrera, Isabella (March 24, 2020). "The Weeknd: After Hours Album Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Krol, Charlotte (November 27, 2018). "The Weeknd teases 'Chapter VI' album, shares new artwork". NME. Archived from the original on June 30, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Ch, Devin (January 13, 2019). "The Weeknd Says New Album Will Be Less Pop-Friendly: "No More Daytime Music"". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  6. ^ Skinner, Tom (August 7, 2019). "Is The Weeknd's new album finally on its way?". NME. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  7. ^ A., Aron (November 20, 2019). "The Weeknd Returns To Instagram & Fans Are Convinced "Chapter VI" Is Coming". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  8. ^ Schnurr, Samantha (November 20, 2019). "The Weeknd Returns to Instagram With a "Loading" Message". E! Online. Archived from the original on November 22, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  9. ^ "The Weeknd to Release New Single 'Blinding Lights' on Black Friday". Rap-Up. November 24, 2019. Archived from the original on November 28, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  10. ^ "The Weeknd Teases New Music". Rap-Up. November 25, 2019. Archived from the original on November 27, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Hudson, Alex (November 25, 2019). "The Weeknd Hints at New Music Arriving This Week". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  12. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (November 27, 2019). "Stream The Weeknd's 'Memento Mori' Episode 7 on Beats 1 Radio". Complex. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  13. ^ Akaash (November 26, 2019). "The Weeknd to Release 2 New Singles 'Blinding Lights' & "Heartless" This Week". HipHop-N-More. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  14. ^ Roth, Madeline (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd Announces New Album After Hours with an Ominous Teaser". MTV News. Archived from the original on March 15, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  15. ^ Yoo, Noah (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd Announces New Album After Hours". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  16. ^ Hussey, Allison (February 19, 2020). "The Weeknd Details New Album, Shares New Song "After Hours"". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  17. ^ Williams, Aaron (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd Reveals The Title Of His New Album with a Surreal Teaser Video". Uppoxx. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  18. ^ Grant, Shawn (March 18, 2020). "The Weeknd Reveals the Tracklist for 'After Hours' Album". The Source. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  19. ^ "The Weeknd Dedicates New Album 'After Hours' to Fan Who Died". Rap-Up. March 19, 2020. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  20. ^ Price, Joe (March 19, 2020). "The Weeknd Dedicates 'After Hours' to Fan Who Passed Away". Complex. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  21. ^ A., Aron (March 14, 2020). "The Weeknd Debuting 'After Hours' On "Memento Mori" Next Week". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  22. ^ Ingvaldsen, Torsten (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd Is Hosting an 'After Hours' Listening Session on Spotify". Hypebeast. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  23. ^ a b Li, Nicolaus (March 23, 2020). "The Weeknd Surprises Fans With Deluxe Version of 'After Hours'". Hypebeast. Archived from the original on March 23, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  24. ^ a b Bloom, Madison (March 30, 2020). "The Weeknd Shares Three New Songs: Listen". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on March 30, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  25. ^ Lopez, Riley (April 1, 2020). "The Weeknd Teases Upcoming 'After Hours' Remix EP". Run The Trap. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  26. ^ Alston, Trey (January 21, 2020). "The Weeknd Channels His Inner Joker in Mind-Frying 'Blinding Lights' Video". MTV News. Archived from the original on March 9, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  27. ^ Kelley, Caitlin (February 15, 2020). "Here's Everything We Know About The Weeknd's New Album 'After Hours'". Genius. Archived from the original on March 17, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  28. ^ Holmes, Charles (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd and His Mustache Announce New Album". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 7, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  29. ^ a b c d After Hours (CD liner notes). The Weeknd. XO and Republic Records. 2020. 81839-4.CS1 maint: others (link)
  30. ^ Weston, Christopher (January 22, 2020). "Who is Anton Tammi? Director behind The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' music video". HITC Culture. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  31. ^ a b Ingham, Tim (March 20, 2020). "Confirmed: The Weeknd's After Hours surpassed a million pre-adds on Apple Music ahead of release". Music Business Worldwide. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  32. ^ Elyda (March 31, 2020). "The Weeknd Drops Three Extra Songs To 'After Hours' Album". Fly FM. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  33. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (March 29, 2020). "The Weeknd Drops 3 New Bonus 'After Hours' Songs". Complex. Archived from the original on August 7, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  34. ^ Bloom, Madison (December 7, 2019). "Watch the Weeknd Perform 'Blinding Lights' on Colbert". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  35. ^ Renshaw, David (February 20, 2020). "The Weeknd announces After Hours tour". The Fader. Archived from the original on March 4, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  36. ^ Gottfried, Gideon (February 20, 2020). "The Weeknd Announces 'The After Hours' World Tour". Pollstar. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  37. ^ Price, Joe (May 20, 2020). "The Weeknd Reschedules 'After Hours' Tour Until 2021: 'See You When It's Safe'". Complex. Archived from the original on May 28, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  38. ^ Nelson, Alex (February 20, 2020). "Tickets, presale details, dates and venues for The Weeknd's After Hours Glasgow concert". Edinburgh Evening News. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  39. ^ Johson, Patrick (February 20, 2020). "The Weeknd Announces New 'After Hours' Tour With Special Guests". Hypebeast. Archived from the original on March 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  40. ^ Zemler, Emily (December 6, 2019). "Watch the Weeknd Perform Recent Single 'Heartless' on 'Colbert'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 25, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  41. ^ Kreps, Daniel (November 29, 2019). "The Weeknd Releases Full Version of New Song 'Blinding Lights'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 21, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  42. ^ Harris, LaTesha (December 6, 2019). "Watch The Weeknd Perform 'Heartless' on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'". Variety. Archived from the original on December 27, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  43. ^ Saponara, Michael (January 21, 2020). "The Weeknd Gets Reckless in Sin City for Twisted 'Blinding Lights' Video". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  44. ^ Saponara, Michael (January 23, 2020). "The Weeknd Brings the 'Blinding Lights' to 'Kimmel' For Invigorating Performance: Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  45. ^ Schatz, Lake (February 6, 2020). "David Byrne and The Weeknd to perform on Saturday Night Live". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  46. ^ Young, Alex (March 8, 2020). "The Weeknd debuts new song on SNL, appears in "On the Couch" sketch: Watch". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  47. ^ A., Aron (November 26, 2019). "The Weeknd's Excited To Start "New Brain Melting Psychotic Chapter"". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  48. ^ Stavropoulos, Laura (December 9, 2019). "The Weeknd's 'Heartless' Hits No.1 On Billboard Hot 100". uDiscoverMusic. Archived from the original on March 22, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  49. ^ Minsker, Evan; Yoo, Noah (December 3, 2019). "Watch the Weeknd's New "Heartless" Video". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  50. ^ Saponara, Michael (November 26, 2019). "Hear New Music From The Weeknd in Mercedes-Benz Commercial: Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 28, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  51. ^ Trust, Gary (April 27, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Leads Hot 100 for 4th Week, DaBaby & Roddy Ricch's 'Rockstar' Launches in Top 10". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 28, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  52. ^ "The Weeknd Returns To #1 with Blinding Lights". ARIA Charts. April 18, 2020. Archived from the original on May 17, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  53. ^ Copsey, Rob (April 17, 2020). "The Weekend's Blinding Lights Scores Eighth Week at Number 1 On The Official Singles Chart". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on April 28, 2020. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  54. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (January 21, 2020). "Watch The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" Video". Complex. Archived from the original on January 26, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  55. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  56. ^ a b "The Weeknd Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 1, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  57. ^ Breihan, Tom (March 23, 2020). "The Weeknd's "In Your Eyes" Video Is An Amazing Slasher-Movie Parody: Watch". Stereogum. Archived from the original on March 23, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  58. ^ "Tipparade: Koen is hoogste nieuwe" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. August 6, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  59. ^ "Market Intelligence for the Music Industry (9 August 2020)". Soundcharts. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  60. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on November 16, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  61. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 40, 2020". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  62. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – Save Your Tears" (in Dutch). Dutch Single Top 100. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  63. ^ Brandle, Lars (February 19, 2020). "The Weeknd Sets 'After Hours' Release Date, Shares Dark Title Track: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 13, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  64. ^ Trust, Gary (March 2, 2020). "BTS Sets New Career Best on Hot 100 as 'On' Blasts in at No. 4; Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' Rules For Eighth Week". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 11, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  65. ^ Cowen, Trace William (April 7, 2020). "The Weeknd Drops 'Until I Bleed Out' Video". Complex. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  66. ^ Thiessen, Brock (April 7, 2020). "The Weeknd Continues His Video Saga with 'Until I Bleed Out'". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  67. ^ Blanchet, Brenton (July 22, 2020). "Watch the Weeknd's Anime-Style Video For 'Snowchild'". Spin. Archived from the original on July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  68. ^ Droke, Carolyn (July 22, 2020). "[WATCH] The Weeknd's Animated 'Snowchild' Video Is A Surreal Journey". Uproxx. Archived from the original on July 22, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  69. ^ Strauss, Matthew (October 22, 2020). "The Weeknd Shares New Video for "Too Late": Watch". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  70. ^ Aswad, Jem (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd Drops Teaser for New Album, 'After Hours' (Watch)". Variety. Archived from the original on February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  71. ^ Cummings-Grady, Mackenzie (February 13, 2020). "The Weeknd Dramatically Announces His New Album". Popdust. Archived from the original on February 15, 2020. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  72. ^ S., Lynn (March 4, 2020). "The Weeknd Teases 'After Hours' Short Film Dropping Today". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  73. ^ a b Zidel, Alex (March 4, 2020). "The Weeknd Releases 'After Hours' Short Film". HotNewHipHop. Archived from the original on March 17, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  74. ^ a b Aswad, Jem (March 4, 2020). "Watch The Weeknd's Disturbing Short Film for 'After Hours'". Variety. Archived from the original on March 17, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  75. ^ Kaufman, Gil (March 4, 2020). "The Weeknd 'After Hours' Short Film: Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 17, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  76. ^ a b "After Hours by The Weeknd reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  77. ^ a b "After Hours by The Weeknd, Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  78. ^ Kellman, Andy. "After Hours – The Weeknd". AllMusic. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  79. ^ a b McDuffie, Candace (March 24, 2020). "The Weeknd – After Hours". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  80. ^ a b Smyth, David (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd – After Hours review: Shadowy escapism for the great lock-in". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  81. ^ a b Carey, Jacob (March 22, 2020). "The Weeknd After Hours". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on March 23, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  82. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd: After Hours review – agile blend of usual sex and self-hate". The Guardian. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  83. ^ a b O'Connor, Roisin (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd review, After Hours: Music you listen to when the party's over". The Independent. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  84. ^ a b Britton, Luke (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd – 'After Hours' review: his most all-encompassing record to date is also an existential quandary". NME. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  85. ^ Kim, Hans (March 26, 2020). "The Weeknd: After Hours". PopMatters. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  86. ^ a b Dolan, Jon (March 23, 2020). "The Weeknd is Alone Again, Naturally, on 'After Hours'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 23, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  87. ^ Aswad, Jem (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'After Hours': Album Review". Variety. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  88. ^ Hull, Tom (July 13, 2020). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Archived from the original on July 16, 2020. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  89. ^ Warner, Denise (November 22, 2020). "Here Are All the Winners From the 2020 AMAs". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  90. ^ Brandle, Lars (November 25, 2020). "Tame Impala, Sampa The Great Dominate 2020 ARIA Awards". Billboard. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  91. ^ "Los40 Music Awards 2020: Dua Lipa, the Weeknd y Maluma, Máximos Nominados" (in Spanish). Los 40. October 15, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  92. ^ Malec, Brett (November 16, 2020). "People's Choice Awards 2020 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  93. ^ Brophy, Aaron (June 15, 2020). "2020 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here". Polaris Music Prize. Archived from the original on June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  94. ^ "Creative Nominees | TEC Awards". TEC Awards. Archived from the original on September 18, 2020. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  95. ^ Caulfield, Keith (March 29, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week of 2020". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 29, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  96. ^ Zellener, Xander (March 30, 2020). "Every Song From The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Is on the Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 3, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  97. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 5, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 6, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  98. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 12, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Scores Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 12, 2020. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  99. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 19, 2020). "The Weeknd Makes It a Month at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 20, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  100. ^ Ainsley, Helen (March 27, 2020). "The Weeknd scores second UK Number 1 album with After Hours". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  101. ^ "The Weeknd Has This Week's No.1 Album". FYIMusicNews. March 29, 2020. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  102. ^ "The Weeknd Has This Week's No.1 Album". FYIMusicNews. July 6, 2020. Archived from the original on July 6, 2020. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  103. ^ "After Hours (Deluxe) by The Weeknd". Apple Music. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  104. ^ a b The Weeknd [@theweeknd] (March 31, 2020). "just a heads up, deluxe will end with final lullaby. putting remixes on a separate ep. it'll be updated friday. xo" (Tweet). Retrieved March 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
  105. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  106. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  107. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  108. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  109. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  110. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 202013 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  111. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  112. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  113. ^ "ALBUMID TIPP-40". Eesti Ekspress. March 31, 2020. Archived from the original on June 8, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  114. ^ "The Weeknd: After Hours" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  115. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  116. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  117. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2020. 15. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  118. ^ "TÓNLISTINN – PLÖTUR". Plötutíðindi. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  119. ^ "Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  120. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  121. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums 2020/3/30". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  122. ^ "The Weeknd". Oricon. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  123. ^ "2020 13-os savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. Archived from the original on March 27, 2020. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  124. ^ "AMPROFON Top Album – Semanal (del 27 de marzo al 2 de abril de 2020)" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on April 21, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  125. ^ "Charts.nz – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  126. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  127. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  128. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  129. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  130. ^ "Slovak Albums – Top 100" (in Slovak). ČNS IFPI. Archived from the original on July 21, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2020. Note: On the chart page, select "SK – Albums – Top 100" and then 202013 in the boxes at the top, and then click the word "Zobrazit" to retrieve the correct chart data
  131. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 17, 2020". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
  132. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  133. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  134. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Weeknd – After Hours". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  135. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  136. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  137. ^ "The Weeknd Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  138. ^ "Universal Music Brasil on Instagram". Universal Music Brazil. October 12, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  139. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours". Music Canada. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  140. ^ "Danish album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  141. ^ "French album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  142. ^ "Italian album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved August 24, 2020. Select "2020" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "After Hours" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  143. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved April 21, 2020. Type The Weeknd in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and After Hours in the box under TÍTULO
  144. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  145. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  146. ^ "Polish album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  147. ^ "Top AFP/Audigest – Semana 40 de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. p. 4. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  148. ^ "British album certifications – The Weeknd – After Hours". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  149. ^ Roth, Madeline (March 20, 2020). "The Weeknd's 'Brain-Melting' New Album After Hours Is Finally Here". MTV News. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  150. ^ "アフター・アワーズ[CD] – ザ・ウィークエンド" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. Archived from the original on September 17, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  151. ^ "The Weeknd – After Hours Cassette". uDiscoverMusic. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  152. ^ "The Sound of Vinyl". The Sound of Vinyl. Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  153. ^ "After Hour (Remixes)". Record Store Day. Retrieved October 16, 2020.

External links

Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von The Weeknd die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

After Hours ¦ Starboy

The Weeknd auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Weeknd, 2018

The Weeknd (* 16. Februar 1990 als Abel Makkonen Tesfaye in Toronto) ist ein kanadischer R&B-/Hip-Hop-Singer und Songwriter mit Einflüssen aus der Elektronischen Musik.[1]

Jugend und Privatleben

Tesfaye ist äthiopischer Abstammung und wurde in Scarborough, dem östlichsten Bezirk Torontos, geboren.[2] Er wuchs nach eigenen Angaben verschiedene musikalische Genres hörend auf, unter anderem Soul, Hip-Hop, Funk, Indie-Rock und Post-Punk. Da er ohne Vater aufwuchs und seine Mutter berufstätig war, zog ihn seine Großmutter bis ins Alter von fünf Jahren auf. Er spricht Amharisch, die äthiopische Amtssprache – es war die erste Sprache, die er erlernte.[3]

Nachdem er im Alter von 17 Jahren die High School abgebrochen hatte, kam er auf seinen Künstlernamen: „an einem Wochenende weggelaufen und nie wieder nach Hause gekommen“ („left one weekend and never came home.“). Da jedoch eine kanadische Band bereits den Namen The Weekend trägt, hat er die Buchstabierweise modifiziert (The Weeknd).[3]

The Weeknd war zeitweise mit dem US-amerikanischen Model Bella Hadid und mit der Sängerin und Schauspielerin Selena Gomez liiert.[4]

Karriere

Tesfaye beim Coachella Festival 2012

Bekannt wurde er durch seine Zusammenarbeit mit dem ebenfalls aus Toronto stammenden Rapper Drake und seine Veröffentlichungen auf YouTube. Am 21. März 2011 veröffentlichte er das Mixtape House of Balloons auf seiner Webseite zum kostenlosen Download. Am 18. August 2011 erschien das Mixtape Thursday, und am 21. Dezember folgte das dritte Mixtape mit dem Titel Echoes of Silence. Im Jahre 2012 begann Tesfaye seine erste Tour in den USA, mit einer Aufführung beim Coachella Festival. Er erweiterte seine Tour auch nach Europa und war auch Gast beim Wireless Festival in London. Im September 2012 unterzeichnete Tesfaye mit Republic Records in einem Joint Venture mit seinem eigenen Imprint XO. Am 13. November 2012 erschien die Kompilation Trilogy, welche die drei ersten Mixtapes und einige neue Lieder enthält.

Am 16. Mai 2013 feierte Tesfaye die Premiere des Titeltracks seines erstem Studioalbum Kiss Land. Das Album wurde später durch die Singles "Belong to the World" und "Live For" mit Drake promotet. Sein Debütalbum Kiss Land erschien am 10. September 2013. In den USA wurden in der ersten Woche 96.000 Exemplare verkauft, und das Album platzierte sich auf Platz 2 der Billboard 200.[5] Später wurde bestätigt, dass es sich in den Vereinigten Staaten über 273.000 Mal verkauft hatte und von den Musikkritikern allgemein positiv bewertet wurde.

2014 ging Tesfaye auf Tour mit dem Titel King of the Fall. Die Tour fand im September und Oktober quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten statt. Kurz darauf veröffentlichte Tesfaye seine Single Often, die zu Spekulationen führte, dass es die erste Single aus seinem zweiten Studioalbum war. Im selben Jahr arbeitete er auch mit Ariana Grande an einem Duett namens Love Me Harder zusammen, das sich auf Platz sieben der Billboard Hot 100 platzierte. Tage danach veröffentlichte er Earned It, eine Single von Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). Der Song platzierte sich auf Platz 3 der Billboard Hot 100.

Im November 2019 veröffentlichte Tesfaye die Single Blinding Lights, die in einem Werbespot für Mercedes-Benz verwendet wurde und mit der er im Januar 2020 in Deutschland zum ersten Mal auf Platz 1 der Single-Charts aufstieg.

Engagement

Tesfaye schloss zunächst einen Werbevertrag mit H&M ab, jedoch beendete er im Januar 2018 seine Zusammenarbeit mit dem Modekonzern, nachdem Rassismusvorwürfe gegen diesen erhoben wurden.[6][7]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitel
Musiklabel
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Musiklabel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UKUS USR&B R&BCA CA
2013Kiss Land
Republic Records / XO
DE93
(1 Wo.)DE
CH62
(1 Wo.)CH
UK12
Silber
Silber

(2 Wo.)UK
US2
Gold
Gold

(11 Wo.)US
R&B1
(39 Wo.)R&B
CA2
Gold
Gold

(3 Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 6. September 2013
Verkäufe: + 373.000
2015Beauty Behind the Madness
Republic Records / XO
DE7
Gold
Gold

(22 Wo.)DE
AT7
Gold
Gold

(4 Wo.)AT
CH4
(22 Wo.)CH
UK1
Platin
Platin

(… Wo.)UK
US1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(… Wo.)US
R&B1
(145 Wo.)R&B
CA1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(135 Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. August 2015
Verkäufe: + 2.147.500
2016Starboy
Republic Records / XO
DE10
Gold
Gold

(26 Wo.)DE
AT23
Platin
Platin

(9 Wo.)AT
CH5
(23 Wo.)CH
UK5
Platin
Platin

(67 Wo.)UK
US1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(… Wo.)US
R&B1
(103 Wo.)R&B
CA1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(… Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 25. November 2016
Verkäufe: + 4.420.000
2020After Hours
Republic Records / XO
DE5
(31 Wo.)DE
AT1
(21 Wo.)AT
CH1
(… Wo.)CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(… Wo.)UK
US1
(… Wo.)US
R&B
(… Wo.)R&B
CA1
Platin
Platin

(… Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 20. März 2020
Verkäufe: + 410.000

Auszeichnungen

  • 2012: Serius XM Indie Awards – Urban Artist/Group or Duo of the Year
  • 2012: Stereogum Awards – Top 10 New Acts of 2011
  • 2014: Allan Slaight Award
  • 2015: American Music Awards – Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
  • 2015: American Music Awards – Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
  • 2016: Oscarnominierung für Earned It aus dem Film Fifty Shades of Grey
  • 2016: Grammy Awards – Best R&B Performance
  • 2016: Grammy Awards – Best Urban Contemporary Album
  • 2016: JUNO Awards – Album of the Year
  • 2016: JUNO Awards – Single of the Year
  • 2016: JUNO Awards – Artist of the Year
  • 2016: JUNO Awards – Songwriter of the Year
  • 2016: JUNO Awards – R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
  • 2018: Grammy Awards – Best Urban Contemporary Album (Starboy)
  • 2020: MTV Video Music Awards – Video of the Year/Best R&B

Für eine Übersicht aller enthaltenen Gold- und Platinauszeichnungen siehe The Weeknd/Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe.

Quellen

  1. Sex, Drugs and R&B: Inside the Weeknd’s Dark Twisted Fantasy, Josh Eells, Rolling Stone, 21. Oktober 2015
  2. Daily Disc: The Weeknd’s ‘Echoes Of Silence’. 23. Dezember 2011. Abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  3. a b The Weeknd Reveals How He Got His Name… And Where The ‘E’ Went. 13. September 2013. Abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  4. Bella Hadid: Sie hat sich von The Weeknd getrennt. 6. August 2019, abgerufen am 27. September 2019.
  5. Keith Urban Edges the Weeknd for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200. 18. September 2013. Abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  6. H&M entschuldigt sich nach Rassismusvorwürfen, deutschlandfunkkultur.de, 9. Januar 2018, abgerufen am 10. Januar 2018
  7. Paul Schwenn: Rassismus ist nicht das einzige Problem bei H&M, tagesspiegel.de, erschienen und abgerufen am 11. Januar 2018

Weblinks

Commons: The Weeknd – Sammlung von Bildern

Bewertungen

Es gibt noch keine Bewertungen.

Nur angemeldete Kunden, die dieses Produkt gekauft haben, dürfen eine Bewertung abgeben.

Das könnte dir auch gefallen …

The Weeknd ¦ After Hours
CHF 47.00 inkl. MwSt