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The Weeknd: New Album Title, Cover Art

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The Weeknd has revealed the title and cover art for his latest studio project.


The artist posted the art on his Twitter Wednesday. It features a photo of him sitting with his hands on top of his head, staring into the camera and wearing black leather, all tinted blue.


The album's title, STARBOY, is displayed above and behind The Weeknd's head, with the entire thing against a red background.


"NEW ALBUM COVER / TITLE shot by NABIL #STARBOY," the caption states, referring to video director and photographer Nabil Elderkin, who's previously shot visuals for the Weeknd.

There is no release date yet.




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Reply #1 posted 09/21/16 12:01pm

JoeBala

He cut his hair too.

The Weeknd Reveals the Title and Cover Art For His New Album

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Sep 21, 2016
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Fans have been anxiously awaiting news about what The Weeknd had in store for the follow-up to his smash-hit album Beauty Behind the Madness. Now, it looks like they have their answer.

Wednesday, The Weeknd revealed the cover art and name for his next album. Titled Starboy, the cover, which was shot by Nabil, shows The Weeknd in dark black and blue, flanked by a bright red background and yellow lettering. He's also wearing a crucifix on the cover. One thing fans are sure to notice is the fact that it appears The Weeknd has cut off his signature hair, appearing instead with a short hairstyle. You can check out the cover art above.

Not much is known about the contents of the album, but The Weeknd did reveal some details about his creative process recently. “There are new inspirations on this album. The production feels aggressive but still sexy," he told VMAN. "The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge play roles. We wrote it all in Los Angeles. I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done. It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced."

"Even though I’ve been putting out bodies of work for years, Beauty Behind the Madness felt like the beginning,” he went on to say. “My purpose is to make exciting music, and I feel like I’ll be doing that for the rest of my life, so there’s no pressure. Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.”

Starboy follows Beauty Behind the Madness, which was by far The Weeknd's most commercially successful album to date. It spawned the hits "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," and went on to be one of the best-selling albums of 2015. It even picked up a pair of Guinn...ld Records, becoming the most streamed album on Spotify in a single year and earning the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 by a male solo artist.

There's no release date for Starboy​ yet, but with this cover reveal, The Weeknd is clearly kicking off the album's promo. We can't wait to see what comes next.

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Reply #2 posted 09/22/16 8:01am

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JoeBala said:


He cut his hair too.


The Weeknd Reveals the Title and Cover Art For His New Album






Chris Mench



Chris Mench is a writer living in New Jersey. Follow him @Chris_Mench.






Sep 21, 2016




Image via Publicist


Fans have been anxiously awaiting news about what The Weeknd had in store for the follow-up to his smash-hit album Beauty Behind the Madness. Now, it looks like they have their answer.


Wednesday, The Weeknd revealed the cover art and name for his next album. Titled Starboy, the cover, which was shot by Nabil, shows The Weeknd in dark black and blue, flanked by a bright red background and yellow lettering. He's also wearing a crucifix on the cover. One thing fans are sure to notice is the fact that it appears The Weeknd has cut off his signature hair, appearing instead with a short hairstyle. You can check out the cover art above.



Not much is known about the contents of the album, but The Weeknd did reveal some details about his creative process recently. “There are new inspirations on this album. The production feels aggressive but still sexy," he told VMAN. "The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge play roles. We wrote it all in Los Angeles. I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done. It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced."


"Even though I’ve been putting out bodies of work for years, Beauty Behind the Madness felt like the beginning,” he went on to say. “My purpose is to make exciting music, and I feel like I’ll be doing that for the rest of my life, so there’s no pressure. Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.”


Starboy follows Beauty Behind the Madness, which was by far The Weeknd's most commercially successful album to date. It spawned the hits "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," and went on to be one of the best-selling albums of 2015. It even picked up a pair of Guinn...ld Records, becoming the most streamed album on Spotify in a single year and earning the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 by a male solo artist.


There's no release date for Starboy​ yet, but with this cover reveal, The Weeknd is clearly kicking off the album's promo. We can't wait to see what comes next.





"Still sexy"? When did Weeknd's sound ever even resemble sexiness?

Anyway, hope this is better than BBTM, a generic at best pop album.
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Reply #3 posted 09/22/16 8:31am

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"Still sexy"? When did Weeknd's sound ever even resemble sexiness?





This is arguably a seduction song, and a good one at that.

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Reply #4 posted 09/23/16 9:01am

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A Trim.

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Reply #5 posted 09/23/16 1:21pm

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I hate to sound superficial but THANK GOD he cut his hair!

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Reply #6 posted 09/25/16 5:58am

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The Weeknd has been announced as the musical guest for the season premiere of SNL.

The episode, which will feature Margot Robbie as host, is set to air October 1. Abel is expected to perform the single “Starboy” and debut another new song off his upcoming album (possibly “False Alarm?”). Source: TIRNB

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Reply #7 posted 09/26/16 4:39am

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I hate to sound superficial but THANK GOD he cut his hair!

It ain't superficial at all...I'm glad that he cut his hair too! Some folks need to cut their hair. Now if we can just get Allen Iverson to cut his and stop rocking them 1999 cornrows, then I can rest. lol

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Reply #8 posted 09/26/16 7:36am

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Shows how much power I have. lol

That is song is just not very good.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 09/26/16 8:05am

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Seems like he regrets the haircut now... lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #10 posted 09/28/16 1:48pm

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Reply #11 posted 10/04/16 7:54am

alphastreet

Of course he's sexy, he's a muthafuc.king starboy!!!

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Reply #12 posted 10/04/16 9:44am

novabrkr

I'd want to be critical of his recent output, but I've now listened to the new single several times in a row. I just get hooked to his stuff, no matter how silly I think the lyrics are and how obviously his appeal relies on mannerisms he's borrowed from Michael Jackson.

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Reply #13 posted 10/04/16 10:08am

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I'd want to be critical of his recent output, but I've now listened to the new single several times in a row. I just get hooked to his stuff, no matter how silly I think the lyrics are and how obviously his appeal relies on mannerisms he's borrowed from Michael Jackson.

They're definitely silly, but I can't laugh him off like other mj imitators cause he's actually really talented and tongue in cheek. I have reason to believe based on his previous output.

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Reply #14 posted 10/04/16 2:19pm

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I find nothing special in his new song.

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Reply #15 posted 10/05/16 7:34am

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Reply #16 posted 10/13/16 4:12pm

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The official video for "False Alarm:


https://youtu.be/CW5oGRx9CLM (NSFW)

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Reply #17 posted 10/26/16 1:35pm

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The Weekend Set to Open Pop-Up Stores


The Weeknd is opening up Starboy pop-up shops November 4 - 6 in conjunction with the release of his latest album.

The announcement, posted on Instagram, includes a link to the Grammy winner's online store, which features t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, hats, socks and the artist's albums. The digital version of Starboy also available to pre-order.

You can sign-up on Weeknd's website to get more information about the Starboy pop-up shops: so far, there is no information about which cities the stores will appear in or what times they'll be open.

Starboy arrives in stores and the usual digital outlets on November 25.


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Reply #18 posted 10/26/16 1:52pm

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I was reading that the new album Starboy was inspired by Michael Jackson. Don't know if it's true or not...

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Reply #19 posted 10/26/16 5:13pm

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I like the new look. A lot of the songs on the last album seemed to channel MJ as well.

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Reply #20 posted 10/26/16 8:11pm

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missfee said:

CynicKill said:

I hate to sound superficial but THANK GOD he cut his hair!

It ain't superficial at all...I'm glad that he cut his hair too! Some folks need to cut their hair. Now if we can just get Allen Iverson to cut his and stop rocking them 1999 cornrows, then I can rest. lol



Me too. That Foghorn Leghorn rooster do was working my nerves.

He has an interesting voice. I'm going to check him out to see if his material is getting better.

I loved Worth It and a couple of others.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #21 posted 11/02/16 9:21pm

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The Weeknd: A Rising Starboy

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Reply #22 posted 11/03/16 2:58am

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The Weeknd is my Boy, but the first time I heard Starboy I thought it was a bunch of fuss...The techno-vibe thing did not work for me....Now that I've listened to it on the radio many times I like the song...

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Reply #23 posted 11/17/16 8:22pm

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Reply #24 posted 11/18/16 3:12am

bigblunda

He's a self-hating black man who chases after white women ,pass

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Reply #25 posted 11/18/16 5:55am

Identity

He's (gasp) dating White girls? Down with the Swirl? Oh, my goodness. The world is coming to an end. lol

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Reply #26 posted 11/18/16 4:57pm

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I heard the song 'Starboy' is about both the illuminati and his dismay at his hairdresser ("look what you've done!')

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Reply #27 posted 11/18/16 8:35pm

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His music is fun, but his lyrics can be meh.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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