Starboy, Historical Background, Career ,Songs
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Starboy is the third studio album by Canadian singer The Weekend. It was released on November 25, 2016, through XO and distributed by Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, and Future. It was supported by seven singles: “Starboy”, “I Feel It Coming“, “Party Monster“, “Reminder“, “Rockin‘”, “Die for You“, and “Secrets“.
Starboy received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, with 348,000 album-equivalent units, 209,000 of which were pure sales. It also debuted at number one on Billboard’s Canadian Albums Chart. In January 2019, the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
After the commercial success of his previous album Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015, The Weekend hinted at the release of his third studio album on March 12, 2016, with his Instagram calling it the next “chapter” to his music. On August 24, 2016, The Weekend was confirmed by the Republic Records executive vice president Wendy Goldstein to be collaborating with the French electronic dance duo Daft Punk, during an interview with Billboard. On September 7, 2016, the album was confirmed to be in production from an interview with VMan, with influence taken from Prince, the Smiths, Talking Heads and Bad Brains.
In an interview with Billboard, The Weekend revealed that heavy influences on the album were 50 Cent and the Wu-Tang Clan. The Weeknd said in the interview: The vibe on Starboy comes from that hip-hop culture of braggadocio from Wu-Tang and 50 Cent, the kind of music I listened to as a kid. Bragging just sounds good, man. I was a teenager when I saw Scarface, and even though it was unbelievable, it’s kind of cool Tony Montana could survive all those gunshots and not feel them. On September 21, 2016, the album overall and its title was officially announced, with its release slated for November 25, 2016.
The Weeknd was a musical guest on the season 42 season premiere of Saturday Night Live. He promoted the album by performing both “Starboy” and “False Alarm” and starred in a brief cameo on the “Weeknd Update” sketch, where he acknowledged his new haircut. On November 20, 2016, The Weeknd sang “Starboy” at the 2016 American Music Awards. Four days later, The Weeknd appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform both “I Feel It Coming” and “Starboy”.On December 6, he performed at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on CBS.On February 12, 2017, The Weeknd and Daft Punk performed at the 2017 Grammy Awards. On November 25, 2016, all of the album’s tracks played throughout The Weeknd’s interview with Zane Lowe for Beats Source ; wikipedia .
Starboy was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 67, based on 25 reviews.Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave it 6.4 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus. Album of the Year assessed the critical consensus as 67 out of 100, based on 31 reviews.
Annie Zaleski of The A.V. Club praised the album saying, “The record is a few songs too long, and it loses steam as it progresses. But such imperfections are par for the course: He’d rather express everything he’s feeling than put forth an airbrushed or idealized version of himself. In that sense, Starboy is one of the most confident releases of the year, one bold enough to reveal the cracks in The Weeknd’s façade for the sake of resonant art.” Michael Madden of Consequence of Sound said, “It would help if more of the album were idiosyncratic that way, but as is, Starboy is still the sound of Tesfaye knowing he has what it takes to be a major figure in pop music for a very long time.” Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph gave the album a positive review stating, “What is surprising is how seamless and integrated the sound is—a really luxurious, supple groove of sparkling electronica and sinuous, melodic vocals.” Nolan Feeney of Entertainment Weekly wrote: “While musicians writing about coping with newfound celebrity is one of pop’s oldest tropes, the Weeknd avoids the usual clichés with observations and anecdotes that feel specific and genuine.” Ryan B. Patrick of Exclaim! saying “Those wishing for a return to the Trilogy days will have to bit a tad longer; across 18 tracks, the Weeknd proves he’s ready for primetime here, but there’s still a sense of feeling out the new parameters.” Mehan Jayasuriya of Pitchfork said, “Starboy, by way of contrast to Trilogy, feels more like an opportunistic compilation of B-sides than an album. Who is the Weeknd? At this point, even the man behind the curtain might not know.”
1. “Starboy” (featuring Daft Punk)
2. “Party Monster”
3. “False Alarm”
7. “True Colors”
8. “Stargirl Interlude” (featuring Lana Del Rey)
9. “Sidewalks” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
10. “Six Feet Under”
11. “Love to Lay”
12. “A Lonely Night”
14. “Ordinary Life”
15. “Nothing Without You”
16. “All I Know” (featuring Future)
17. “Die for You”
18. “I Feel It Coming” (featuring Daft Punk)
19. “Starboy” (featuring Daft Punk) (Kygo Remix)