The Weeknd received some high praise from a heavy hitter in the music industry. The singer released “Dawn FM,” his latest offering, on January 7th. The record has already received fan and critical acclaim.

The Weeknd hoped to fuse new wave R&B, rap, and dance music on Dawn FM. The album will likely debut atop the Billboard 200. Famed producer Timbaland discussed his thoughts on the new release on Instagram.

“Yo, this album’s different, yo. This sh*t right here, this on some Thriller sh*t. Trust me when I tell you. And the way he dropped this sh*t? Yo, this sh*t is amazing!”

Michael Jackson’s Thriller was the world’s best-selling album of all time for years. It was finally passed up in 2018 by The Eagles’ Greatest Hits. Thriller sold 33 million albums and changed pop music forever.


The Weeknd must ne happy with the shout out from Timbaland. Any comparison to Michael Jackson in the genre of pop music is huge. Coming from an industry legend, it carries even more weight.

Dawn FM takes listeners on a sonic adventure. The artist promised fans an experience that was needed during tough times. Timbaland feels like the record will change music the same way Thriller did. The Weeknd continues to see his releases come out to major props from the giants of the music industry.

What do you think of the new record from The Weeknd? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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