The Weekend becomes ‘Starboy’ with album topping charts

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Canadian R&B singer ,The Weeknd, blows up the charts on the Billboard 200 with his new album Starboy landing himself at No. 1 within a week. Starboy is the third largest debut of 2016 behind Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade

The Weeknd was born Toronto, Canada and raised in Scarborough. The Weeknd is an only child and dropped out of schools at 17. In 2010, The Weeknd uploaded 3 songs to his YouTube channel. The songs, “What You Need”, “Loft Music” and “The Morning”. The Weeknd was unknown at the time but that was soon to change. Eventually the songs had gotten major attention, Drake had also helped spread the word and supported him. In 2015, The Weeknd had dropped the album Beauty Behind The Madness. This album ended up being a huge successful hit and was the second largest debut of 2015 and had also taken the No. 1 spot on the charts.

I have been listening to The Weeknd for years and honestly I didn’t think that he could top his last album…”

— Morgan Reinholdson

“I have been listening to The Weeknd for years and honestly I didn’t think that he could top his last album. I was just amazed when I had heard his new album Starboy, junior Morgan Reinholdson said. “I was truly impressed.”

Overall his album has gotten great reviews and The Weeknd is well on his way to success. With 175.2 million streams in a week to 209k albums sold Starboy is the third largest debut of 2016. The Weeknd is truly a Starboy.

“I was never really a fan of The Weeknd until I had heard his new album and it was truly good. My favorite song was probably ‘Starboy’ or ‘All I Know’ featuring Future,” sophomore Brittany Stanger said.

Even though The Weeknd’s album had gotten positive reviews and support, some still have different views of the album. Many are just upset about how the soundtrack sounds overall, not just him.

“In all honestly I am not a fan of The Weeknd. I listened to the album and figured it just wasn’t for me. The song ‘Sidewalks’ featuring Kendrick Lamar just sounded way to0 auto-tuned in my opinion. But don’t get me wrong, I can totally see why it got such great reviews too there was some fun upbeat songs,” junior Tori Ly said.

It is recommend by people all over to give his album a listen. This album has gotten overall great reviews and will sure be worth the listen.

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