There’s no doubt The Weeknd has a knack for pumping out hits. The Canadian crooner’s latest album, Dawn FM, is already being touted as R&B album of the year despite being just nine days into 2022. On Saturday (January 8), Timbaland offered his take on the album, which wasn’t exactly well received.
Speaking on Instagram Live, Timbaland confidently compared Michael Jackson’s 1982 masterpiece Thriller to Dawn FM, saying, “This album different y’all. This shit right here on some Thriller shit. Trust me when I tell you and the way he dropped this shit — yo! Congrats. This shit is amazing.” He added in bold text, “This album is beyond great. We need a vinyl to this.”
Unsurprisingly, the comment section quickly blew up with remarks. Such as, “slow down, breh it’s not Thriller level, it’s very great though”. Another replied “Is it very great though??? I mean Thriller is the best selling album in music history!!! Please lets stop disrespecting Mike! Timbaland u def outta pocket”
And that was only the beginning. More people also expressed their displeasure as well. “I fucks with Timbaland but this type cappin is nuts and disrespectful to Michael jackson thriller Face with tears of joy,” one person wrote. “Man facepalming timbo wyling.”
Thriller is widely considered one of the best pop albums of all time. The album was released in November 1982 and was produced by Quincy Jones. It ultimately became the highest-selling album of all time with over 70 million copies sold worldwide. Only time will tell if The Weeknd’s latest body of work will even come close to that.