The Weeknd has officially released his third studio album titled STARBOY on November 25, 2016 via XO and Republic Records.
The album features guest contributions from Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. Production was handled by Mano, Daft Punk, Metro Boomin, Ben Billions, McKinney, Diplo and many more.
To promote the album, The Weeknd performed his hit singles on Saturday Night Live, the American Music Awards, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He also released a 12 minute-long short film in promotion of the album, directed by Grant Singer, titled M A N I A.
Lastly, he teamed up with Apple Music to conduct his first ever video interview with Zane Lowe (Watch Here).
After being on sale for one full week, Billboard is reporting a final first-week sale of 348k (Sales Per Stream), 209k (Physical Album Sales). The album has become the third-largest debut of 2016 trailing only Drake’s VIEWS (1.04 million units) and Beyonce’s LEMONADE (653,000 units)
iTunes Purchase: Starboy – The Weeknd