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4 January 2022, 17:50 | Updated: 6 January 2022, 17:09
Here is everything you need to know about The Weeknd's forthcoming album, 'Dawn FM' – from release date to the rumoured collaborations.
After months of speculation, The Weeknd has now confirmed that he's releasing his fifth studio album, 'Dawn FM'.
The musician – also known as Abel Tesfaye – took to Instagram on Monday to announce the long-rumoured project, and fans were delightfully surprised to find out how soon the release date is.
Here are all the details...
The musical powerhouse announced in the new year that his fifth record 'Dawn FM' will drop on Friday, January 7th – not much warning at all!
It hasn't been strictly confirmed but it is assumed that The Weeknd's new album will be available to stream from midnight on Friday.
The hit-maker is giving us all the best start to 2022 with a whole new batch of tracks...
The Weeknd released his tracklist on January 5 and it's safe to say that fans are excited!
“Just so there’s no confusion, it’s a full body of work…”, Abel tweeted last year, which makes us think there’s a lengthy tracklist…
The 31-year-old star has remained tight-lipped about many of the details regarding the record, but there are reportedly some impressive collaborators.
The Weeknd has joined forces with the likes of Tyler the Creator, Quince Jones, Lil Wayne and Oneohtrix Point Never – an experimental electronic music producer who has worked frequently with Abel in the past.
Surprisingly, another familiar name is rumoured the be involved in the project... none other than actor Jim Carey, we wonder what his role is?
Before announcing his new project, The Weeknd reminded fans he’ll be touring next year!
Last year he announced new tour dates for his After Hours tour, which will take place in 2022 after the COVID-19 pandemic caused him to reschedule.
Will he be performing material from 'Dawn FM' on the tour? Only time will tell.