Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist and alternative R&B trend-setter The Weeknd returns with his third full-length album, Beauty Behind The Madness. In an unprecedented fete, The Weeknd had four of the tracks from the album reach platinum or multi-platinum status prior to release. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" has been certified 4x platinum, "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills" are currently 2x platinum and "Often" is platinum, all as recognized by the RIAA. In another fete prior to release, Beauty Behind The Madness moved in excess of one million album equivalents worldwide prior to release date.
The Weeknd tapped a dream team of producers for Beauty Behind The Madness including Stephan Moccio, with whom he collaborated on the quadruple-platinum "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," Max Martin, Kanye West, and more. The tracklist also boasts feature appearances from Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey and Labrinth.
2015 has been a breakout year for The Weeknd. He is just the third artist to have two songs in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 simultaneously in 2015, and the first male. Abel recently achieved a Billboard first when he claimed the top three slots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs as "Can't Feel My Face," "The Hills" and "Earned It" hit #1, #2 and #3 respectively. "Can't Feel My Face" also earned him his first Billboard Hot 100 #1, reaching the pinnacle after holding the #2 spot for three weeks. Worldwide, Beauty Behind The Madness has landed at #1 in nearly 50 countries and sits in the Top 5 in over 70.
1. Real Life
2. Losers featuring Labrinth
3. Tell Your Friends
5. The Hills
1. Can't Feel My Face
3. Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
4. In The Night
5. As You Are
6. Dark Times featuring Ed Sheeran
7. Prisoner featuring Lana Del Rey