Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative R&B trailblazer The Weeknd has announced that he will release his anxiously awaited third full-length offering, “Beauty Behind The Madness” via XO/Republic Records on Friday, August 28, 2015 in stores and at all digital retailers around the globe. The album, which saw a #1 debut in the US with the iTunes pre-order and top 10 in Australia, has been one of the most anticipated albums of 2015. Album pre-order is live now HERE!
2015 has already been a breakout year for The Weeknd with three tracks currently in the Top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album’s first official single “Can’t Feel My Face” currently sits at #6 while previously released tracks “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” and “The Hills” sit at #16 and #23, respectively. “Can’t Feel My Face” continues to remain a fixture in the Top 5 of iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and it has hit #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart as well as #1 on Shazam USA and Spotify USA chart. “Can’t Feel My Face” is also seeing huge global success with the track debuting Top 5 in over 33 markets including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.
The Weeknd is also seeing success in “The Hills”, another track that will be featured on the album. Released in May, The track currently sits #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and at #4 on the iTunes overall songs and Spotify songs chart, joining “Can’t Feel My Face” in the Top 5 of all three charts. The fiery music video, directed by Grant Singer, accrued over 10 million views in less than a week and has amassed nearly 60 million to date.
The year started out with a bang with “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”, The Weeknd’s contribution and first release from the chart-dominating Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The single recently achieved triple platinum status as certified by the RIAA and has spent 27 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
A festival showstopper, The Weeknd will headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival joining the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine. He capped off a closing set at Coachella 2015 to rave reviews.