Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, Soars to Number 1 with New Album, Single “Sacrifice”(Listen, Watch)


The Weeknd is the biggest R&B star in the world, bigger than Drake and everyone else. His new album, “Dawn FM,” is number 1 and the single, “Sacrifice,” will be by the end of the day. Tesfaye is definitely enamored of 80s synth pop groups OMD and Depeche Mode. But he makes it work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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