The Weeknd sophomore album will be titled “Starboy” due for release sometime this fall.
The Canadian R&B singer made the announcement on Wednesday on Instagram while also revealing the album cover. “Starboy” will be the followup to his hugely successful debut album “Beauty Behind the Madness” released last year. That album debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has since been certified platinum.
Based on the album cover you can see the The Weeknd cut off his trademark dreadlocks. So you can expect not to see anymore of those pineapple memes on social media. The “Earned It” singer didn’t release anymore details about the album, but sources are saying that he has been working on it all summer.
Prior to Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd released Kiss Land before shooting to popularity. BBTM earned him at least five Billboard Hot 100 singles including “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” which both peaked at No. 1. “Earned It” peaked at No. 3 and “In The Night” peaked at No. 12. His collaboration with Lana Del Rey “Prisoner” manages to reach No. 47 on the chart.
During an interview with VMAN‘s earlier this month, Weeknd says that his album “Starboy” will be his best sounding album to date. So we can expect more charting singles from the project.
“There are new inspirations on this album,” he said. “The production feels aggressive but still sexy. 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.”