The Weeknd Performing “Starboy” On Season Premiere Of SNL

September 30, 2016 By Jordan Miller

UPDATE: Watch a teaser of Weeknd alongside host Margot Robbie and cast member Kenan Thompson.


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:


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).

We’re back next weeknd! #SNL

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Listen to “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk here.

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