“DAWN FM” #1 ALBUM WORLDWIDE WITH OVER HALF A BILLION STREAMS TO DATE - @theweeknd

 

“DAWN FM” #1 ALBUM WORLDWIDE WITH OVER HALF A BILLION STREAMS TO DATE

The Weeknd’s album, Dawn FM, is topping charts worldwide despite no physical product being available. The album debuted #1 Apple Music US and in 125 countries as well as #1 Spotify US & Globally. Its cumulative streams have surpassed over 500 million to date.

Adding to the laurels, the single “Sacrifice” debuted at #1 on Spotify US & global and the compilation The Highlights also occupies the Billboard Top 10 at #6,  alongside Dawn FM, earning The Weeknd a rare two albums in the top 10. The “Sacrifice” video also debuted at #1 on YouTube Trending and radio has seen the hit as the #1 most added at Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC.

Eschewing a traditional setup, the Academy Award-nominated multi-platinum generational superstar dropped Dawn FM as a surprise, opting to yet again give the fans new music during the peak of a global pandemic. Now, it stands out as his second global #1 album in these unprecedented times, a moment bookended by the history-making After Hours released in March 2020 which featured the #1 All Time Hot 100 smash “Blinding Lights”.


Dawn FM sees The Weeknd reach a new critical high watermark as well. It registered his highest aggregate score on Metacritic at “89.” Among high praise, Variety raved, “After Hours has resonated for nearly two years after its release, and in the face of another phase of a daunting pandemic, it seems that Dawn FM – possibly The Weeknd’s best and most fully realized album to date – will help carry fans through this one as well.” Rating it “4-out-of-5 stars,” Rolling Stone attested, “The Weeknd focuses those interstellar ambitions to anoint us with the most enchanting music to the portal through purgatory.” The New York Times hailed it as “sleek and vigorous,” and in a rare “8.0-out-of-10.0” review, Pitchfork attested, “Abel Tesfaye’s fifth album is the most thoughtful, melodic, and revealing project of his career.” Esquire summed it up best as “2022’s Album to Beat.”

The “sonic experience” features Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey.

As always, stay tuned for more from The Weeknd.
 
“Dawn FM” is an all-night dance party “ - USA TODAY

“The Weeknd sings more beautifully than he ever has” - LOS ANGELES TIMES

“2022's Album to Beat” - ESQUIRE

“downright masterful” - ESQUIRE

“The Weeknd’s Prince moment” - ESQUIRE

“funky, futuristic pot of pop gold” - CBC

“The Weeknd Knows No Bounds”  - VULTURE

““The Weeknd has yet another win to celebrate.” - COMPLEX

“the MJ of his generation.” - NEW YORK POST

“A stunning display of absolute pop prowess” - THE GUARDIAN

“Brilliantly written, produced and sung” - THE GUARDIAN

“The endless Pop shimmers of The Weeknd” - THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“best and most fully realized album to date” - VARIETY

“impressive” - ESQUIRE

“The Weeknd has fully come into his own” - FORBES

“the most thoughtful, melodic, and revealing project of his career” - PITCHFORK

“most ambitious project in sound and scope” - PITCHFORK

“brilliant record-making” - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES 

“the melodies ache with longing and regret” - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES 

“2022’s first great album” - LOS ANGELES TIMES

“the Weeknd sings more beautifully than he ever has” - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“synthpop bliss with sci-fi dread” - BROOKLYN VEGAN

“The Weeknd Hits a New Peak” - ROLLING STONE

“most creative project yet …an escapist fantasy that makes it hard to sit still” - ASSOCIATED PRESS 

“primed for dancefloors” - PITCHFORK 

“Major guest stars, cinematic consistency, and an elite lineup of producers impress” - ROLLING STONE 

“exceeding edge and power” - SPIN

“his finest work” - SPIN

“The Weeknd’s grandest synth-pop gesture” - PASTE MAGAZINE

“Dawn FM might be just shy of summoning the truly divine” - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“surefire hit” - BILLBOARD

“The Weeknd knows no bounds” - VULTURE 

“Throwback thrill” - THE ATLANTIC

“his most ambitious album to date” - THE TELEGRAPH

“increasingly bold experiments with pop” - THE FADER

“his most dazzling display to date” - STEREOGUM

"The highs of Dawn FM are very high, reminding us of Abel’s gifts as a hitmaker” - COMPLEX

“hits primed for dance floors” - COMPLEX

“DAWN FM” #1 ALBUM WORLDWIDE WITH OVER HALF A BILLION STREAMS TO DATE - @theweeknd “DAWN FM” #1 ALBUM WORLDWIDE WITH OVER HALF A BILLION STREAMS TO DATE - @theweeknd Reviewed by FADED4U on January 18, 2022 Rating: 5

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