With one of the best opening weeks in 2016.


The Weeknd will soar to No. 1 next week with his new studio album Starboy.

The music world celebrated two things this weekend: Thanksgiving and The Weeknd.

Starboy, which features collaborations from Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Cashmere Cat and Lana Del Rey, is predicted to open with the third-highest sales tally in 2016, behind Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade.

Related: Is The Weeknd Eyeing A Joint Album With Drake?

If early estimates from Hits Daily Double are accurate, Tesfaye will secure the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 350-400K in sales plus streaming (225-275K physical album sales). The “I Feel It Coming” singer gave a rare on-camera interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio, as well as noticeable marketing from Spotify.

At the time of posting, the album was No. 1 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart, and the album title track sits at No. 2 behind Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles.”

Watch Weeknd’s entire Beats 1 interview and stream the record below:

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