The Weeknd joins Madonna in “Popular,” the theme of his series’ soundtrack

The Weeknd joins Madonna in “Popular,” the theme of his series’ soundtrack

The rapper The Weeknd launched his first musical collaboration with Madonna this Friday, the song “Popular”, which is part of the original soundtrack (OST) of the series “The Idol”, in which he is co-creator, co-producer and interpreter.

The cut, which Playboi Carti also participates in and has an explicit version in the lyrics and another edited version, takes over from “Double Fantasy,” the first anticipated track of the aforementioned soundtrack, and comes two days after the landing of the series on the HBO platform on June 4.

As told in his presentation at the last Cannes Film Festival, Abel Tesfaye himself, better known as The Weeknd, was inspired by Dracula to play his first major role on television.

Conceived as a drama about fame and the music industry with a lot of explicit content, ‘The Idol’ was made in collaboration with Sam Levinson (responsible for the success of ‘Euphoria’ on the small screen) and Reza Fahim.

The Weeknd, Canadian-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor, was officially named “the world’s most popular artist” by the Guinness Book of Records thanks to his reproductions on Spotify, where he remains the most listened to, for among others Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

On June 6, he will begin his major stadium tour of Europe and Latin America ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ with a concert at the Passeio Maritimo de Alges in Lisbon, followed by other stops such as London Stadium in London on June 7 and 8, the Madrid Metropolitan on July 18 or the Lluís Companys Olympic Games in Barcelona on the 20th of that month.

From September, it will make the leap to the other side of the Atlantic, starting at the BBVA stadium in Monterrey (Mexico) on September 26 and continuing in venues such as the Foro Sol in the Mexican capital on September 29 and 30. the same month or that of River Plate in Buenos Aires on October 18 and 19.

Source: El heraldo