The Weeknd has come a long way since his House of Balloons debut took the internet by storm back in 2011. Now, with the power of the almighty Apple behind him, the Canadian crooner has solidified himself as a bonafide pop star. Three of his singles have been on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart since May. He’s headlining Made In America this year alongside Beyoncé and J. Cole. He’s on the cover of Billboard. His tour is kicking off in November. Face it, Abel Tesfaye is here – and he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
At the stroke of midnight, The Weeknd released his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness. Serving as the official follow-up to 2013’s Kiss Land, the album includes all four of the his hit singles (“Can’t Feel My Face,” “Earned It,” “The Hills,” “Often“), production from Kanye West (“Tell Your Friends“), and guest appearances from Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey (“Prisoner“).