As his second single from the new album, Blinding Lights, stays true to The Weeknd’s funky base and smooth voice. This song was a massive hit, reaching number one in charts across the world. The video for this song takes us on a hallucinatory journey through Las Vegas. It is both intriguing and distributing, which makes it fascinating to watch in full.
To date The Weeknd has won three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award. He is a star that has been continually on the rise now for over 8 years.
He has succeeded in bringing the mellow R&B sounds back into the limelight after a period of decline in popularity in the 00’s. Once Usher hung up his boots we were ready for a change in direction. However, it has been making a comeback with artists like The Weeknd, Drake and Frank Ocean flooding the scene. Now he shines bright alongside stars like Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson.
He just recently launched his new album After Hours and it is off to a flying start. We look forward to hearing more about his upcoming tour that is due to kick off on June 11.