Concert Recap: The Weeknd’s Stoner R&B

For those not initiated, it can be hard to reconcile what The Weeknd is with the success he’s attained.

The Ethiopian singer (by way of Toronto) is a superstar, without a doubt, having scored back-to-back No. 1 singles (the summer anthem “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills) on the Hot 100 from his sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness.

What he’s not, is Trey Songz or Chris Brown. He doesn’t possess the puckish sex appeal of the former, nor does he exhibit any of the latter’s explosive dance movements. And he’s hardly Michael Jackson, despite, at times, his best efforts.

No matter.

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