Ever since its Black Friday release, The Weeknd has been dominating our ears with his latest album Starboy. He’s been dominating our eyes too, as he seems to be performing the title track in every room that has cameras (not that we’re complaining).
The Canadian phenom has managed to reinvent the presentation for each track he’s performed on television. Given that Ellen‘s been home to some of the most elaborate hip-hop performances this year, we knew when The Weeknd was announced as one of her musical guests, we would be in for a treat.
Despite it being The Weeknd’s daytime TV debut, the prism of lasers and darkened stage really gives the performances a cool after hours vibe. Combining everything we love about his strong minimalist performances and striking visuals, this version of “Starboy” is our favorite.
It also arrives alongside the news that last Friday’s release of Starboy garnered The Weeknd the new record of most streams of one artist in a single day.