5 Reasons Why The Weeknd Is Killin’ It
Number 5: The Weeknd is dating Selena Gomez
The weekend has hit a home-run as he is in a relationship with American Actress and Singer, Selena Gomez. Her rumored relationship with The Weeknd is obviously the most controversial couplings of 2017, not least of all because of all the possible drama it caused with his ex, Bella Hadid. The Weeknd’s “always had a thing for Selena.” He thinks she is “extremely talented and sexy,” E!’s source revealed.
Number 4: The Weeknd’s Starboy Album has gone Double Platinum
The album recently earned a double-platinum certification in the United States. The certification confirms at least 2 million in US units.
Under the terms of the RIAA’s album program, each unit is equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.
Republic meanwhile notes that the album has crossed 5 million in global units.
“Starboy” has spawned hit singles in the title track, “I Feel It Coming,” and “Party Monster.” “Reminder” is currently climbing the rhythmic airplay chart.
The weekends star boy album has also received positive reviews and debuted at number one on the billboard 200 chart. It became the top album in 80 countries within a day of its release.
Number 3: The Weeknd Announces Fall Tour dates
The weekend has also announced his Legend of the Fall tour dates, he will be playing arenas in each city, along with Gucci Mane and Nav, the Canadian rapper signed to his label, it would run through from September to November this year. He just wrapped the American leg and has now announced a new set of dates that will actually take place in the season for which the tour is named. Though venues have not yet been announced.
Number 2: The Weeknd’s Secrets Visuals
The weeknd has come out with wonderful visuals for his single, Secrets from his star boy Album. The music video, released on Sunday, is laced with luxury and kaleidoscopic moods through a maze-like setting which the singer rocks amongst.
The clip begins with a spoken French intro as a woman dashes in-between a cemented space docked with a red carpet. The video then cuts to another woman in a blue dress hauntingly floating in the air as numerous cloaked men arrive at her floor in elevators.
Number 1: The Weeknd Cracks top 10 Forbes lists of highest paid entertainers
The weeknd has been ranked Number 6 with $92 million dollars earning on Forbes top 10 highest paid entertainers list this year for the first time. Featured on the cover of the June 29, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine, The Weeknd knows as well as anyone that streaming isn’t the future of music–it’s the present. As digital downloads and physical sales plummet, streaming is increasing overall music consumption–since their Apple appearances, Drake (No. 4 on the list at $94 million) and The Weeknd (No. 6, $92 million) have clocked a combined 17.5 billion streams–and that creates other kinds of monetization, including touring revenue.
“We live in a world where artists don’t really make the money off the music like we did in the Golden Age,” says the Weeknd, 27. “It’s not really coming in until you hit the stage.”