UPDATE: SNL released a promo teasing The Weeknd’s upcoming performance, but host Margot Robbie and cast member Kenan Thompson don’t recognize him because of the new hairdo. That’s cause it’s Starboy, guys… Watch:
EARLIER // SEPTEMBER 22:
The Weeknd will light up Saturday Night Live with his new song “Starboy.”
Abel Tesfaye dropped his album title track without warning late Wednesday night, and less than a day later is announced as the headlining performer on the upcoming season of SNL with host Margot Robbie on Oct. 1. Not a bad 24 hours for the smooth singer (despite the drama with his headlining gig at The Meadows music festival in NYC that same day. Long story short: there was a scheduling conflict at first, but after some finagling, he’s still performing).
Listen to “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk here.