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Dawn FM
Aged and bearded the Weeknd in a dark setting with a small ray of light shining over his shoulder
Standard cover
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 7, 2022 (2022-01-07)
Recorded2020–2021
Studio
  • Henson (Los Angeles)
  • Kudo (Los Angeles)
  • Republic (Los Angeles)
  • Westlake (Los Angeles)
  • MXM (Los Angeles and Stockholm)
Genre
Length51:49
Label
Producer
The Weeknd chronology
The Highlights
(2021)
Dawn FM
(2022)
Singles from Dawn FM
  1. Take My Breath
    Released: August 6, 2021
  2. Sacrifice
    Released: January 7, 2022
  3. Out of Time
    Released: January 25, 2022

Dawn FM is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter the Weeknd, released on January 7, 2022, through XO and Republic Records. It features narration by Jim Carrey, guest vocals from Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne, and spoken word appearances from Quincy Jones and Josh Safdie. As the album’s executive producers, the Weeknd, Max Martin and Oneohtrix Point Never recruited a variety of other producers such as Oscar Holter, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia.

The Weeknd described the album’s concept as a state of purgatory—a journey towards the „light at the end of a tunnel“, serving as a follow-up to his fourth studio album After Hours (2020). Musically, Dawn FM is an upbeat record containing dance-pop and synth-pop songs that are heavily inspired by the 1980s new wave, funk and electronic dance music styles. The album received widespread acclaim from music critics, who complimented its production and melodies.

Three singles were released from the album, of which the lead singleTake My Breath“ peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100. The Weeknd promoted Dawn FM with an Amazon Music event on the album release day, in which he served as a disc jockey and played the album to an audience. He also promoted the album with a television music special on Amazon Prime Video that featured live performances, theater and performance art for a „night out at the club.“ Dawn FM reached number one in over 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart.

To further support both After Hours and Dawn FM, the Weeknd plans to embark on the After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour, which is scheduled to visit North America, Europe and Australia beginning in summer 2022.

Background and release

On March 20, 2020, the Weeknd released his fourth studio album After Hours during the beginning of COVID-19 restrictions.[1] It was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews from music critics, some of whom named it his best work yet.[2][3] Shortly after, the Weeknd began working on his next studio album; in an interview with Rolling Stone in September 2020, he stated that he „might have another album ready to go by the time this quarantine is over.“[4] The Weeknd later explained that he was originally working on an album inspired by the depressive state he was in during the COVID-19 pandemic, but scrapped the project because it was „emotionally detrimental“ and began working on Dawn FM.[5]

The Weeknd began to tease a new album in May 2021 in an interview with Variety, when he stated „if the last record is the After Hours of the night, then The Dawn is coming“.[6] He continued to tease the album with the tentative title, The Dawn, during his acceptance speeches at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards and the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.[7] On August 2, the Weeknd released a teaser on his social media accounts titled „The Dawn is Coming“, which contained a snippet of a then-unreleased song. Later that day, in a partnership with NBC Sports and the 2020 Summer Olympics, he announced the album’s lead single „Take My Breath“, which was released on August 6.[8] On October 4, 2021, during an episode of his Apple Music 1 radio show, Memento Mori, the Weeknd announced that the album was complete, and that he was waiting on a „couple characters that are key to the narrative.“ He then described the characters as „some people that are near and dear to me, some people that inspired my life as a child and some that inspire me now.“[9][10]

On January 1, 2022, the Weeknd teased a possible surprise release of the album in an Instagram post, which featured a screenshot of a text conversation he had with his best friend and creative director La Mar Taylor. After exchanging New Year’s greetings, the Weeknd messaged that „Everything feels chaotic again. Music can heal and that feels more important than another album rollout. Let’s just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people... XO.“[11] The next day, the Weeknd hinted at the album’s arrival, tweeting „wake up at dawn tomorrow“.[12] On January 3, he announced the album’s official title through a trailer video and announced that it would be released on January 7, 2022.[13] He subsequently revealed the track listing through a second trailer on January 5.[14] On January 11, the Weeknd announced an expanded edition of the album subtitled Alternate World including two remixes and previously released single „Moth to a Flame“ with Swedish House Mafia.[15] During its first week, Dawn FM was only available via digital music and streaming platforms; physical copies were shipped at later dates.[16] Addressing the initial lack of physical copies, the Weeknd took to Twitter and wrote, „this doesn’t matter to me. [W]hat matters is getting to experience the album together with the fans during these times.“[17]

Composition

Who knows what the next one is going to sound like? When it comes to my albums, there is a cohesive sound going on, but I can’t really stick to one style. So you’ll hear EDM, hip-hop and three other types of sounds in one song – and somehow, we make it work.

— The Weeknd to Billboard[18]

Primarily a pop record,[19] Dawn FM is rooted in dance-pop[19] and synth-pop genres.[20] Recalling 1980s electronic bands such as Depeche Mode and Duran Duran,[21][22][23] the album significantly incorporates new wave,[24] funk,[25] and EDM,[18] alongside elements of disco,[26] electropop,[24] hip hop,[24][18] city pop,[22] soft rock,[27] psychedelia,[28] R&B,[24] blues,[29] boogie, electro,[19] dubstep, drum and bass,[30] and techno.[20] Influences of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall (1979) and Thriller (1982) are also present in Dawn FM.[29]

Concept and themes

Dawn FM incorporates a „psychedelic radio“ aesthetic with existential themes,[31] similar to American experimental record producer Oneohtrix Point Never’s album Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (2020), which the Weeknd appeared on and executive produced under his formal name.[32] The „103.5“ station tag that the album strongly uses is a nod to the Toronto radio station Z103.5, who is known for their dance-heavy playlists.[33] In an interview with Billboard on November 23, 2021, the Weeknd elaborated on these themes, saying:

Picture the album being like the listener is dead. And they’re stuck in this purgatory state, which I always imagined would be like being stuck in traffic waiting to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. And while you’re stuck in traffic, they got a radio station playing in the car, with a radio host guiding you to the light and helping you transition to the other side. So it could feel celebratory, could feel bleak, however you want to make it feel, but that’s what ‚The Dawn‘ is for me.[18]

Artwork

The standard album cover of Dawn FM is shot by Matilda Finn.[34] It features a dramatically aged version of the Weeknd as an elderly bearded man in a dark background setting with a small ray of light shining behind the back of his shoulder.[35] The collector’s and limited editions of the album, listed on the Weeknd’s online store, features four alternate Dawn FM covers designed by American artist Robert Beatty, who also designed the album cover for OPN’s Magic Oneohtrix Point Never.[note 1][36] The HMV, Target, and indie-exclusive alternate covers were also designed by Beatty.[37][38]

Promotion

Singles

On August 6, 2021, the album’s lead single, „Take My Breath“, was released digitally on music stores and streaming services.[8] The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten in 21 other territories.[39] Its music video was premiered alongside its release and was directed by Cliqua.[40]

Sacrifice“ was released as the second official single in tandem with Dawn FM on January 7, 2022.[41] Its music video was released on the same day, and was directed by Cliqua. Its storyline follows the plot previously established by the „Take My Breath“ music video.[42] The song was sent to contemporary hit radio in the United States on January 11, 2022.[43]

Out of Time“ was released to American urban adult contemporary radio on January 25, 2022, as the third official single from the album.[44]

Other songs

A music video for the album’s second track „Gasoline“ was released on January 11, 2022.[45] It follows the story arc established by the previous visuals released in support of the album and was directed by Matilda Finn.[34] The song was set to be sent to American contemporary hit radio as the album’s third single on January 18, 2022; however its release was cancelled.[46]

I Heard You’re Married“ featuring Lil Wayne was originally meant to be sent to American rhythmic contemporary radio as the album’s third single on January 11, 2022, but its release as a single was indefinitely cancelled.[47]

103.5 Dawn FM livestream

On January 7, 2022, alongside the release of Dawn FM, the Weeknd hosted a live event with Amazon Music, in which he served as a disc jockey and played the entire album in front of a small crowd.[48] The event was live-streamed on Twitch and was directed by Micah Bickham. The Weeknd wore old makeup and prosthetics during the event, similar to the prosthetics he donned on the Dawn FM album cover.[49] Various different shots of the livestream were turned into lyric videos for the album.[50] The whole livestream was uploaded to YouTube on January 12, 2022.

The Dawn FM Experience

On February 21, 2022, the Weeknd announced The Dawn FM Experience, a television music special with Amazon Prime Video that premiered on February 26. The special was directed by Micah Bickham and features live performances, theater and performance art for a „night out at the club.“[51] A ten-track live EP composed of the songs the Weeknd performed during the special was made available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music.[52][53] The Dawn FM Experience entered the UK Albums Chart in March 2022, peaking at number 92.[54]

Tour

Originally set to only support After Hours, the Weeknd announced on October 18, 2021, that his upcoming seventh concert tour would be renamed as the After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour to incorporate elements from Dawn FM.[55]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.4÷10[56]
Metacritic88/100[57]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[58]
Evening Standard[59]
Exclaim!9/10[24]
The Guardian[60]
The Independent[21]
The Line of Best Fit8/10[22]
NME[23]
Pitchfork8.0÷10[61]
Rolling Stone[62]
The Times[63]

Dawn FM was met with widespread critical acclaim.[64] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, the album received an average score of 88 based on 24 reviews, indicating „universal acclaim“.[57] Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 8.4 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.[56]

Describing Dawn FM as a new peak for the Weeknd, Will Dukes of Rolling Stone praised the album for its „interstellar ambitions“ and „enchanting music“.[62] Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times called it „the year’s first great album“, praising its production, melodies and vocals, while noting that Dawn FM is more positive and upbeat than his previous works.[65] Andy Kellman of AllMusic praised the album, stating, „In the main, this is a space for Tesfaye to fully indulge his frantic romantic side as his co-conspirators whip up fluorescent throwback Euro-pop with muscle and nuance“.[58] Rhian Daly of NME said Dawn FM „feels like the first steps on a journey for the Weeknd to find peace with himself; perhaps next time we hear from him, he’ll be fully embracing the light of day.“[23] Dani Blum from Pitchfork enjoyed and said the album conceptualizes „listening to a retro-pop radio station in purgatory“, delivering the Weeknd’s most „thoughtful, melodic, and revealing project“ of his career.[61] David Smyth of Evening Standard wrote the Weeknd reaches his „pop prime“ on the album.[59] Matt Mitchell of Paste opined that Dawn FM transcends „dynamic pop grandeur and flaunts accountability in the face of death“.[20]

Reviewing the album for Variety, Jem Aswad stated Dawn FM is „possibly the Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date.“[66] Spin critic Bobby Olivier praised Max Martin for conferring a cohesive, „well-polished“ production to the album, while still maintaining its „dexterity, punch and sex appeal.“[28] Roisin O’Connor of The Independent wrote the album is „a self-knowing contradiction to the Weeknd’s past celebrations of impermanence via one-night stands and sleazy affairs.“[21] Writing for Clash, Alex Rigotti stated the album has „some pacing issues“ and lacks „character and vivacity“ of its predecessor, but nevertheless is a solid follow-up with „its dramatic instrumentation and refreshed view of the world.“[67] Fellow critic Tom Hull gave it a B-plus and said that, while the singer’s previous albums had been „increasingly sluggish“, he has „found a beat here, and even his voice has brightened up.“[68]

Industry awards

Awards and nominations for Dawn FM
YearCeremonyCategoryResultRef.
2022Billboard Music AwardsTop R&B AlbumPending

Commercial performance

In the United States, Dawn FM debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 148,000 album-equivalent units, calculated from 173.04 million on-demand streams and 14,000 pure album copies; it was blocked from the top spot by American rapper Gunna’s DS4Ever, which debuted with an extra 2,300 units that week. Dawn FM marked the Weeknd’s eighth top 10 entry and his first studio album since Kiss Land (2013) to debut at number two.[70]

In the United Kingdom, Dawn FM debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with over 20,000 units, becoming the Weeknd’s third number-one album. It is the first album released in 2022 to top the chart.[71]

Track listing

Dawn FM standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1.„Dawn FM“1:36
2.Gasoline
  • Tesfaye
  • Lopatin
  • Matt Cohn
3:32
3.„How Do I Make You Love Me?“
3:34
4.Take My Breath
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Holter
5:39
5.Sacrifice
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Holter
3:08
6.„A Tale by Quincy“
1:36
7.Out of Time
  • The Weeknd
  • OPN
  • Martin[b]
  • Holter[b]
3:34
8.„Here We Go... Again“ (featuring Tyler, the Creator)
  • The Weeknd
  • Rex Kudo
  • Johnston
  • Kennedy
  • Bock
  • Coffeen
3:29
9.„Best Friends“
2:43
10.„Is There Someone Else?“
3:19
11.„Starry Eyes“
  • Tesfaye
  • Lopatin
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • The Weeknd
  • OPN
  • Martin[b]
  • Holter[b]
2:28
12.„Every Angel Is Terrifying“
  • Tesfaye
  • Lopatin
  • Cohn
  • The Weeknd
  • OPN
  • Cohn[b]
2:47
13.„Don’t Break My Heart“
  • Tesfaye
  • Lopatin
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • Cohn
3:25
14.I Heard You’re Married(featuring Lil Wayne)
4:23
15.„Less than Zero“
  • Tesfaye
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • OPN[b]
3:31
16.„Phantom Regret by Jim“
2:59
Total length:51:49
Dawn FM (alternate world)
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17.„Take My Breath“ (remix; featuring Agents of Time)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Di Ceglie
  • Tutolo
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Holter
6:06
18.„Sacrifice“ (remix; with Swedish House Mafia)
  • Tesfaye
  • Martin
  • Hedfors
  • Angello
  • Ingrosso
  • Nordström
  • Holter
  • McCord[c]
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Holter
3:58
19.Moth to a Flame(with Swedish House Mafia)
  • Tesfaye
  • Angello
  • Ingrosso
  • Nordström
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Nordström
3:54
Total length:65:47
Re-issue international
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
17.„Take My Breath“ (single version)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Di Ceglie
  • Tutolo
  • Martin
  • Holter
  • The Weeknd
  • Martin
  • Holter
3:40
Total length:63:21
Apple Music exclusive
No.TitleDirector(s)Length
20.„Gasoline“ (music video)Matilda Finn4:50
21.„Take My Breath“ (music video)Cliqua3:44
22.„Take My Breath“ (music video; featuring Agents of Time)Cliqua3:58
23.„Sacrifice“ (music video)Cliqua4:04
24.„Sacrifice“ (music video; with Swedish House Mafia)Cliqua3:22
25.„Moth to a Flame“ (music video; with Swedish House Mafia)Alexander Wessely4:14
Total length:89:59

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer

Sample credits

  • ^[c] „Sacrifice“ contains an interpolation from „I Want to Thank You“, written by Kevin McCord, and performed by Alicia Myers.
  • ^[d] „Out of Time“ contains a sample from „Midnight Pretenders“, written by Tomoko Aran and Tetsurō Oda, and performed by Aran.

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.[72]

Musicians

  • The Weeknd – vocals, keyboards, programming (all tracks); bass, drums (4); background vocals (15)
  • OPN – keyboards, programming (1–3, 7, 10–13, 16)
  • Jasper Randall – choir arrangement (1, 11, 12)
  • Angela Parrish – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Anna Davidson – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Bri Holland – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Jessica Rotter – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Joanna Wallfisch – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Katie Hampton – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Rachel Panchal – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Sara Mann – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Sarah Margaret Huff – choir vocals (1, 11, 12)
  • Jim Carrey – voice (1, 7, 16)
  • Max Martin – keyboards, programming (2–7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16); bass (4, 15), drums (4); background vocals, guitar (15)
  • Oscar Holter – keyboards, programming (2–7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16); bass (4, 15), drums (4), guitar (15)
  • Elvira Anderfjärd – background vocals (4)
  • David Bukovinszky – cello (4, 11)
  • Shellback – drums (4)
  • Magnus Sjölander – percussion (4)
  • Mattias Bylund – strings (4, 11)
  • Mattias Johansson – violin (4, 11)
  • Quincy Jones – voice (6)
  • Christian Love – background vocals (8)
  • Benny Bock – keyboards, programming (8)
  • Brian Kennedy – keyboards, programming (8)
  • Bruce Johnston – keyboards, programming, vocal arrangement, vocals (8)
  • Charlie Coffeen – keyboards, programming (8)
  • Rex Kudo – keyboards, programming (8)
  • DaHeala – keyboards, programming (9)
  • Peter Noos Johansson – trombone (11)
  • Josh Safdie – voice (12)
  • Calvin Harris – keyboards, programming (14)
  • Matt Cohn – keyboards (16), programming (2, 3, 9, 12, 13), vocal arrangement (3, 16); drums (2, 3, 12, 13)

Technical

  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Serban Gheneamixing
  • John Hanes – mix engineering
  • Jeremy Lertola – engineering (1–3, 11, 14, 15)
  • Matt Cohn – engineering (1–3, 6–16)
  • Sam Holland – engineering (1–4, 6, 10, 11, 13–16)
  • Shin Kamiyama – engineering (1–3, 5, 7–15)
  • Michael Ilbert – engineering (8)
  • Kevin Peterson – mastering assistance

Charts

Chart performance for Dawn FM
Chart (2022)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[73]1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[74]2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[75]2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[76]4
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[77]1
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[78]2
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[79]2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[80]1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[81]1
French Albums (SNEP)[82]3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[83]5
Greek Albums (IFPI)[84]14
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[85]18
Icelandic Albums (Plötutíðindi)[86]2
Irish Albums (OCC)[87]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[88]4
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[89]49
Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[90]41
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[91]1
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[92]1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[93]1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[94]4
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[95]3
Scottish Albums (OCC)[96]4
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[97]2
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[98]2
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[99]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[100]1
UK Albums (OCC)[101]1
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[102]1
US Billboard 200[103]2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[104]1

Certifications

Certifications and sales for Dawn FM
RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[105]Gold10,000double-dagger
France (SNEP)[106]Gold50,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[107]Silver60,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release history for Dawn FM
RegionDateLabel(s)Format(s)EditionRef.
VariousJanuary 7, 2022Standard[108]
January 11, 2022Alternate World[15]
January 28, 2022CDStandard[109]
April 29, 2022[110]

Footnotes

  1. ^ The cover artwork of the second collector’s edition for the album is different on the cassette tape. There is also alternate artwork for the limited edition boxset CDs of the album.

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External links

Artist(s)

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

After Hours ¦ Starboy ¦ House Of Balloons ¦ Beauty Behind The Madness ¦ Echoes Of Silence ¦ Thursday ¦ Kiss Land ¦ The Highlights ¦ Take My Breath ¦ Dawn FM

The Weeknd auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

The Weeknd, 2018

The Weeknd (* 16. Februar 1990 in Toronto; bürgerlich Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) ist ein kanadischer R&B-Sänger 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 Schreibweise 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

Im Jahr 2010 gründete Tesfaye zusammen mit Lamar Taylor, Wassim Slaiby und Amir Esmailian, die er im selben Jahr kennenlernte, das Musiklabel XO Records (Abk.: XO). Tesfaye bekam Anfragen von Major-Labels, die ihn unter Vertrag nehmen wollten, doch er lehnte ab.[5] Um doch mit Musikern anderer Plattenfirmen zusammenarbeiten zu können, ging XO bspw. ein Joint Venture mit Republic Records ein.[6] Mit Stand Januar 2021 managt XO Records unter anderem die Musiker French Montana, Doja Cat, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign und M.I.A.[5] 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 Première des Titeltracks seines ersten Studioalbums 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.[7] 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 eins der Singlecharts aufstieg. Im selben Jahr wurde er in sechs Kategorien für die MTV Video Music Awards 2020 nominiert und gewann davon in den Kategorien „Video of the Year“ und „Best R&B“. Als The Recording Academy The Weeknd trotz dessen Album After Hours nicht für die Grammy Awards 2021 nominierten,[8] teilte The Weeknd über Social Media mit, dass die Academy, deren Mitglieder Anonymität genießen, „korrupt bleibe“.[9] Später ergänzte er, dass ihm seine vorherigen Grammy-Auszeichnungen nichts mehr bedeuten würden.[5]

Am 7. Februar 2021 trat The Weeknd als Topact der Halbzeitshow des Super Bowl LV auf, dem Endspiel der Saison 2020 der NFL. Er zahlte die Kosten des Auftritts von 7 Millionen US-Dollar selbst und bekam keine Gage. Nach dem Super Bowl kehrten seine bekanntesten Lieder wieder in die Charts zurück oder stiegen nach oben, darunter auch The Hills und Blinding Lights. Bei Spotify übertraf er eine neue Bestmarke mit 75 Millionen Hörern in einem Monat, was vor ihm nur vier Künstler geschafft hatten.[5]

Für den 7. Januar 2022 veröffentlichte Tesfaye sein neues Album Dawn FM.[10][11]

Einflüsse

Tesfaye nannte auch Michael Jackson,[12] R. Kelly,[13] Prince,[13] David Bowie,[14] Siouxsie and the Banshees,[15] Cocteau Twins,[15] Daft Punk,[16] Eminem,[16] Wu-Tang Clan,[17] Beach House,[18] Aaliyah,[18] 50 Cent,[17] und Bill Withers,[17] als persönliche Einflüsse.

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.[19][20]

Nach Angaben des Branchenblatts Variety spendete der Grammy-Preisträger allein im Jahr 2020 rund 1,8 Millionen Euro für humanitäre Zwecke – unter anderem für die COVID-19-Bekämpfung in seinem Heimatbezirk Scarborough, für die „Black-Lives Matter“-Bewegung und die Opfer der Explosion in Beirut.[21]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitel
Musiklabel
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungenTemplate:Charttabelle/Wartung/ohne Quellen
(Jahr, Titel, Musiklabel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE AT CH UK US R&B 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: + 600.000
2015Beauty Behind the Madness
Republic Records • XO
DE7
Gold
Gold

(22 Wo.)DE
AT7
Gold
Gold

(4 Wo.)AT
CH4
(22 Wo.)CH
UK1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(99 Wo.)UK
US1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

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

(140 Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 28. August 2015
Verkäufe: + 5.587.500
2016Starboy
Republic Records • XO
DE10
Gold
Gold

(26 Wo.)DE
AT23
Platin
Platin

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

(68 Wo.)UK
US1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

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

(211 Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 25. November 2016
Verkäufe: + 5.666.000
2020After Hours
Republic Records • XO
DE5
(65 Wo.)DE
AT1
Gold
Gold

(42 Wo.)AT
CH1
(65 Wo.)CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(77 Wo.)UK
US1
Doppelplatin
×2
Doppelplatin

(80 Wo.)US
R&B1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2020R&B
CA1
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(57 Wo.)CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 20. März 2020
Verkäufe: + 3.075.000
2022Dawn FM
Republic Records • XO
DE5
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022DE
AT2
(11 Wo.)AT
CH1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022CH
UK1
Silber
Silber

(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022UK
US2
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022US
R&B1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022R&B
CA1
(… Wo.)Template:Charttabelle/Wartung/vorläufig/2022CA
Erstveröffentlichung: 7. Januar 2022
Verkäufe: + 136.000

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
  • 2017: Juno Awards – R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (Starboy)
  • 2018: Grammy Awards – Best Urban Contemporary Album (Starboy)
  • 2020: MTV Video Music Awards – Video of the Year/Best R&B

Literatur

  • Jens Balzer: The Weeknd: Nach dem Sex soll nicht nur die Zigarette brennen. Der Popstar The Weeknd hat ein Album gemacht für eine besondere Dreiviertelstunde im Leben. In: Die Zeit. Nr. 4, 20. Januar 2022, S. 50 (zeit.de – Rezension).

Weblinks

Commons: The Weeknd – Sammlung von Bildern

Einzelnachweise

  1. Josh Eells: Sex, Drugs and R&B: Inside the Weeknd’s Dark Twisted Fantasy. In: Rolling Stone. 21. Oktober 2015, abgerufen am 25. Januar 2022.
  2. Daily Disc: The Weeknd’s ‘Echoes Of Silence’. In: torontostandard.com. 23. Dezember 2011, abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  3. a b Brenna Ehrlich: The Weeknd Reveals How He Got His Name… And Where The ‘E’ Went. In: MTV. 13. September 2013, abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  4. Bella Hadid: Sie hat sich von The Weeknd getrennt. In: Gala. 6. August 2019, abgerufen am 27. September 2019.
  5. a b c d Katie Bain: The Weeknd on the Crew That Boosted Him From ‘Basically Homeless’ to the Super Bowl. In: billboard.com. 28. Januar 2021, abgerufen am 10. Februar 2021 (englisch).
  6. Andrew Hampp: The Weeknd & Reps Talk Clearing Samples, Touring For ‘Trilogy’ Release. The Weeknd’s Republic debut repackages his breakout mixtapes as one release. Will it work? In: billboard.com. 12. November 2012, abgerufen am 10. Februar 2021 (englisch).
  7. Keith Caulfield: Keith Urban Edges the Weeknd for No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200. In: billboard.com. 18. September 2013, abgerufen am 11. April 2015.
  8. Jem Aswad: The Weeknd Shockingly Shut Out of Grammy Nominations, and Other Snubs and Surprises. In: Variety. 24. November 2020, abgerufen am 10. Februar 2021 (amerikanisches Englisch).
  9. Rania Aniftos: The Weeknd Calls Out Recording Academy After Nominations Snub: ‚The Grammys Remain Corrupt‘. In: billboard.com. 24. November 2020, abgerufen am 10. Februar 2021 (englisch).
  10. The Weeknd. In: Twitter. Abgerufen am 6. Januar 2022.
  11. The Weeknd veröffentlicht sein fünftes Studioalbum “Dawn FM”. In: universal-music.de. Universal Music, 7. Januar 2022, abgerufen am 7. Januar 2022.
  12. Josh Ellis: Sex, Drugs and R&B: Inside the Weeknd’s Dark Twisted Fantasy (en) In: Rollingstone.com. 25. Oktober 2015. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021: „Jackson was even more important to his family than to most, because of their East African roots. ‘People forget — We Are the World is for Ethiopia,’ he says. ‘At home, if it wasn’t Ethiopian music, it was Michael. He was our icon.’“
  13. a b Damien Scott: The Weeknd: Kiss And Tell. In: Complex.com. 13. Juli 2013. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021: „I’m a huge fan of R. Kelly’s. He’s a musical genius […] that’s me paying homage to R. Kelly, and even Prince to a certain extent.“
  14. Ryna Reed: The Weeknd Talks David Bowie, Prince Influences on New Album. In: Rollingstone.com. 2. November 2016. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021: „I just love Bowie; I think he’s the ultimate inventor.“
  15. a b Gary Trust: The Weeknd on Being the First Artist to Top These 5 Charts At Once: ‘It Feels Like a Huge Blessing’ (Exclusive). In: Billboard.com, 1. April 2020. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021.  „I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born. You can hear it as far back as my first mixtape that the ’80s – Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins – play such a huge role in my sound.“ 
  16. a b The Weeknd Says Eminem Destroyed ‘The Hills’ Remix and Jay Z on ‘Renegade’. In: Southpawer. 6. November 2016. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021: „I really respect people like Eminem and Daft Punk and people who let the music do the speaking.“
  17. a b c Sasha Frere-Jones: The Weeknd Opens Up About Paparazzi & Overcoming Stage Fright In Rare Interview. In: Billboard.com. 12. Dezember 2016.: „The vibe on Starboy comes from that hip-hop culture of braggadocio, from Wu-Tang and 50 Cent, the kind of music I listened to as a kid […] For me, Bill Withers is at least top five among songwriters.“
  18. a b Marc Hogan: The Weeknd Imbues ‘Enemy’. In: Spin. 26. Oktober 2012. Abgerufen am 21. Juli 2021: „He has tended to draw from rock critic-approved sources, though generally ones that already share elements of his sexual menace: Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees, as well as more predictable R&B influence Aaliyah.“
  19. H&M entschuldigt sich nach Rassismusvorwürfen. Kanadischer Sänger The Weeknd beendet Zusammenarbeit mit Modefirma. (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) In: Deutschlandfunk Kultur. 9. Januar 2018, archiviert vom Original am 10. Januar 2018; abgerufen am 26. Januar 2022.
  20. Paul Schwenn: Umstrittene Werbung: Rassismus ist nicht das einzige Problem bei H&M. In: tagesspiegel.de. 11. Januar 2018, abgerufen am 11. Januar 2018.
  21. The Weeknd spendet Millionen für Tigray. In: zeit.de. 6. April 2021, abgerufen am 28. Juli 2021 (dpa-infocom, dpa:210406-99-96986/3).


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