Watch: The Weeknd Performs ‘Starboy’ On ‘Ellen’

Published: Monday 28th Nov 2016 by Sam
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The Weeknd is riding high into the week with new album ‘Starboy.’

Released last Friday, the set has been shining brightly atop of the iTunes tally in over 80 countries ever since. Its currently tipped to do big numbers first week.

Still, in understanding the importance of promo, the Canadian star stopped by the Ellen show to perform the LP’s title track.

Watch him in action after the jump…

Not “bad,” but we’re still struggling to understand what the hype is about.

His voice is distinctive. That much is a given. But it doesn’t pack the kind of punch needed to excuse his basic approach to performances.

He just stands there while his voice just jogs on at the same pace.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn is ? November 28, 2016

    The Weeknd is one of the best male R&B writers/performers of this generation. He’s extremely talented and deserves all the “hype” he gets. Starboy is going to win big at the 2018 Grammys.

    • dee November 28, 2016

      Really!

    • Starxavi November 28, 2016

      I’ll give you he is one of best R&B writers and has a creative mind to create the visuals, but performer he is not.

    • ? November 28, 2016

      TGJ what y’all talking about? Adele, Mariah and so many others do the same thing.

    • Aimee November 28, 2016

      Innovative but he CANNOt SING and live performances are a FAIL! He is only a Meh for me

  2. Sara Jatu November 28, 2016

    I don’t get the hype either but I’m glad to see an actual R&B artist topping the charts. After watching last nights STA’s, I’ve got my eyes on Ro James. I miss true singers and performers!

  3. Thomas November 28, 2016

    He created an entire genre and wave of a new rnb sound and rnb artists with Trilogy. He and Frank are the fathers of all these new dark, trap, s** driven rnb singers that are popping up. Of course he deserves respect! And the visuals for this era is insane!! The music too.

  4. JOHNVIDAL November 28, 2016

    Good musically. He cannot sing though, or perform. It´s some type of Lana del Rey case. Which is good. They have talent on their own (creating music and visual artists). Prince or Michael he is not (I´m saying it for the words Ellen used to introduce him).

    • Thomas November 28, 2016

      Agree with what youre saying about Ellen comparing him to those 2. But I think he is really good live? He sounds exactly like his recorded tracks, he has improved a lot! Way better than back in the days where it was kinda akward to watch.

    • Fancy BISH November 28, 2016

      What are some of your favorite songs and/or albums JOHNVIDAL? I’m currently making my Holiday playlist, and I usually include many of my favorites mixed in with Christmas favorites…curious if you have some songs I haven’t heard that you enjoy, like cool b-sides/deep album cuts!

  5. Suicide Blonde November 28, 2016

    I’m in Italy right now and that song is played everywhere I go here.

    • beyonce the c** swallower November 28, 2016

      Liar

      • Suicide Blonde November 28, 2016

        Why I’m a liar?

  6. #Nicole Nation/King Abel November 28, 2016

    He’s an artist. Not a vocalist.

  7. Grande the Way November 28, 2016

    The hype is that he makes good music. Not every R&B guy needs to be Chris Brown. He isn’t Miguel vocally but I can appreciate and enjoy his performances as I do his music. Music elite fans get so caught up on what they perceive as talented that they forget to simply enjoy the music.

    • #Nicole Nation/King Bruno November 28, 2016

      You’re acting like being chris brown is something good?

      That boy uses so much auto-tune, at least Abel sings in his real voice and actually sings live.

      Maybe if chris didn’t smoke so much his voice would be better.

  8. November 28, 2016

    he a mather-cking star boy.

  9. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil November 29, 2016

    Nice

  10. Mariah Carey November 29, 2016

    We love you Abel dahhhling!

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