He may have the fourth best-selling album of the year.
But The Weeknd is already considering the next big project.
The 30-year-old After Hours pop singer recently revealed in the TMRW Special Edition magazine that both the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 will inspire his next album.
As his planned “after-get off work” tour was postponed to the summer of 2021, he said: “During the pandemic, I am usually more enlightening and creative than on the road.
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“My inspiration and creativity are stronger”: The Weeknd recently revealed in the TMRW Special Edition magazine that both the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 will inspire his next album
The pandemic, black life movement, and election tensions have largely made me grateful for what I have and the intimacy with people nearby.
When talking about his impeccable voice ability, he said that he was inspired by the growth of Ethiopian music, and then turned to the album to paint a different side to himself.
“I am getting older, I have been exposed to more music, my voice has become a chameleon, and the roles in each album are different. Following my own path and breaking industry norms seems to be affecting others. ”
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“It seems to be affecting others”: When talking about his impeccable voice ability, he said that he was inspired by the growth of Ethiopian music, and then turned to the album, portraying a different side to himself, like a selfie taken on Christmas last week As seen in it.
Speaking of his career, the Starboy singer said: “At that time I was focused by the laser, and now I am being focused by the laser.” He called this a “story” of his twenties.
He shared: “I think I have been creating a voice for the past ten years, and in my career, I have either been evading it or copying it.”
The star has been through interesting weeks, because last month, the Toronto star was called “corrupt” after being nominated for the Grammy Awards.
On social media, he wrote to the organizer: “You owe me, my fans and industry transparency…”
Industry insiders say that the “can’t feel my face” artist’s camp suspects that the lack of nomination is an unpleasant response to whether he will go back and forth in the Super Bowl.
The singer, whose full name is Abel Tesfaye, released the album After Hours in March, which received good sales and praise, and received the honor of Favorite Album-Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards last Sunday.
Harvey Mason, Jr., interim director of the Recording Academy, responded to the singer’s public complaint in a statement to the Rolling Stones.
He said that we know that “Weekend” was disappointed not to be nominated. “I am surprised and can sympathize with his feelings. His music this year is great, and his contribution to the music industry and the wider world deserves everyone’s admiration.
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Mason continued: “We really want him to perform on the Grammys the weekend before the Super Bowl.]Unfortunately, there are fewer nominations each year than deserved artists.
To be clear, before the announcement of “Weekend” in the Super Bowl, all categories of voting have ended, so this will never affect the nomination process. All Grammy nominees have been recognized by voting agencies for their outstanding performance, and we congratulate them. “
When asked by Variety Magazine that “Weekend” was turned away, Mason said at the time: “It actually depends on the institution that decides to vote.
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‘We have eight nominations open [the Big Four categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist]Among the other five members, voters voted for their favorite. However, this is really interesting.
Mason disclosed the procedures adopted by Grammy officials to doubt which performers and categories were nominated.
“We have to review it every year, and adjust and revise the process; we did it this year, last year, and we did it next year. To be honest, I don’t think this will cause doubt.” Mason said. “The process is there, so we can continue to monitor excellence.”
The Weeknd previously won the 2018 Starboy Best Urban Contemporary Album Award.
Popular: The artist’s full name is Abel Tesfaye, who won the “Favourite Album-Soul/Rhythm and Blues” honor of the “American Music Awards” last Sunday