WITH his complex combination of dark melodies and fusion of different sounds, Canadian singer The Weeknd paved the way for the development of a distinct genre of music.
The Weeknd’s musical career has been widely acclaimed for its variety and dark lyrics, which cover topics such as romanticism and melancholy.
What genre is The Weekend?
Each of The Weeknd’s albums has a different sound, ranging from R&B and alternative R&B to pop and dream pop.
The Weeknd is not categorized into a specific musical genre, although it is sometimes lumped into hip-hop and R&B. However, his music defies categorization.
The Weeknd’s modern and alternative R&B style, as well as the mystery surrounding its identity, has won it membership and attention from various major outlets.
In 2013, he released his first studio album, Kiss Land, on which he experimented with the darkwave genre.
His chamber pop and R&B hit Earned It from the Fifty Shades of Gray soundtrack was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.
Who is The Weeknd?
The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye on February 16, 1990, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer.
After breaking into the music industry via YouTube, The Weeknd is now one of the most well-known figures in the Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B genres, and his distinct musical style sets him apart.
He has sold over 70 million records in the United States alone.
Outside of music, The Weeknd has embarked on a variety of business ventures. This includes collaborations with various companies as well as the launch of his own personal brand, “XO”.
He has won three Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, 19 Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, 15 Juno Awards, and one Oscar nomination during his career.
When is The Weeknd releasing new music?
The Weeknd has set January 7 as the release date for their new album Dawn FM.
The album, whose cover depicts him as an old man, is set to arrive this week, featuring collaborations from Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and actor Jim Carrey.
The Weeknd broke the news on their Instagram on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, after teasing fans on social media with clues as to what was to come on the album.
While no songlist for the album has yet been released, fans have already started guessing who might be featured.
Following the release of Poison, a collaboration with late R&B singer Aaliyah, the song is likely to be included on the album.