The Weeknd Addresses Fake ‘Dawn FM’ Tracklist
It is important to not believe everything you read online.
The Weeknd took to Twitter on Wednesday to address a purported Dawn FM tracklist that was circulating on social media.
The post contains a handwritten list of 19 songs supposedly intended for the album's "original" version. The fake list included featured artists such as Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign, and Kali Uchis.
“I love every single one of these artists,” The Weeknd tweeted, “but this is beyond fake. XO.”
Dawn FM hit streaming services back in January, delivering 16 tracks that featured Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 148,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
“What makes any of my albums a successful album, especially this one, is me putting it out and getting excited to make the next one,” he told GQ about the Dawn FM. “So the excitement to make the next project means that this one was successful to me. I want to do this forever. And even if I start getting into different mediums and different types of expressions, music will be right there. I’m not going to step away from it.”