The Weeknd Announces New Album Title & Release Date
UPDATE: The Weeknd has confirmed the album is called Beauty Behind The Madness.
ALBUM TITLE: BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS (PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE SHORTLY) pic.twitter.com/tSTSS89alw
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 9, 2015
Around and around we go on the rumor mill for The Weeknd‘s forthcoming album. The singer has teased the project as Chapter III of his career, without revealing the title of said chapter, but now it looks like the LP’s name and release date were accidentally posted on iTunes. His third commercial release, Beauty Behind The Madness, is out August 28, and that’s allegedly the album cover up top.
This info comes care of an iTunes pre-order link that popped up before quickly getting taken down. Hip Hop N More managed to spot it, along with an April tweet from the singer which mentioned the supposed title.
As you can see, other than singles “Often,” “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” no song titles are listed, so we’ll have to wait and see if Kanye West and Ed Sheeran really are featured on the album.
A couple months ago, Abel Tesfaye and his label officially denied rumors that the album was set to drop on August 28, though the singer did confirm that a full-length was on the way. Considering he performed at the Apple Music launch, we wouldn’t be surprised if this was supposed to be a surprise release through the streaming service, or even an Apple Music exclusive.