After Hours (The Weeknd album)
After Hours is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer the Weeknd. It was released on March 20, 2020, by XO and Republic Records. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted atop the Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were pure sales. It also reached the top spot in 20 other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom.
About After Hours (The Weeknd album) in brief
After Hours is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer the Weeknd. It was released on March 20, 2020, by XO and Republic Records. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted atop the Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were pure sales. It also reached the top spot in 20 other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom. After Hours will be promoted with the After Hours Tour, which is set to span North America and Europe. A deluxe edition of the album containing five remixes was released without any prior notice on March 23, 2020. On March 30, on the 20th anniversary of the release of My Dear Melancholy, an updated version of the remix EP titled After featuring the remixes EP was released with an additional remix, Lil Uzi Vert and Chromatics. The artwork and aesthetic for the album’s promotional material has been described as psychedelic and being inspired by various films, such as: Casino, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker and Uncut Gems. In March 2020, After Hours broke the record for the most global pre-adds in Apple Music history, with over 1. 02 million users. The weeknd announced on social media his return to music with the captions \”the fall starts tomorrow night\” and \”Tonight we start a new brain melting psychotic chapter! Let’s go!\”. The album is dedicated to long time fan and host of the popular XO Podcast, Lance, who died the night before.
The Weeknd first teased that he was working on a new album in November 2018, via a performance in which he told the crowd that \” chapter VI was coming soon. On January 12, 2019, Tesfaye then proceeded to further tease the project and its sound by tweeting \”no more daytime music\” to fans, making media outlets believe he was set to continue the darker music found in My DearMelancholy. On August 6, he further reassured fans that he had been working on his fourth album. On November 24, the single \”Blinding Lights\” was revealed through a Mercedes-Benz television commercial, with reports of \”Heartless\” surfacing a day later. The latter song then premiered on the seventh episode of the WeekND’s Memento Mori Beats 1 radio show on November 27, 2019. On December 6, the album was revealed to be titled \”After Hours\” The album was released as a promotional single on March 17, 2020 and has been supported by four singles: ‘Heartless’, ‘In Your Eyes’ and ‘Save Your Tears’ The first two of the singles topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and received platinum certification. The standard edition has no features, although the remixers edition contains guest appearances from Chromatics and LilUzi Vert. The deluxe version of After Hours has three new tracks: ‘After’s remixes,’ ‘I’m Still in Love’ and ’Save Your tears’.