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His new album, has sold more than half a million copies in a couple of months, and he's preparing to launch a national arena tour in November.
"I'm still digesting it, to be honest with you," Tesfaye says of his success.
After a few months, my friends became curious about me in the same way.
I was already a journalist, meeting lots of people through my profession, and I lived as part of a pack.
"But the screams keep getting louder, dude." Tesfaye comes over to say hi, dressed in black Levi's and a Roots hoodie, his tsunami of hair piled high atop his head.
"Sorry, I'm sick," he says, as his handshake becomes a fist bump in midair. ") This scene would not have seemed possible in 2011, when the Weeknd appeared with a trio of cult-favorite mixtapes that established both his sonic template — drug-drenched, indie-rock-sampling, sex-dungeon R&B — and his mysterious, brooding persona.
Then, unprompted, he went on to recount an unrelated story of when he was ‘w***ed off’ by a lady who broke into his room while he was sleeping. oh God, you can't say anything without some dreadful double entendre lurking around the corner! Not so much a hint, more a Party Political Broadcast. And if I felt drawn to anything, it was only in my thoughts, but what thoughts. Yet nothing was simple, and these words I write would once have seemed leaden to me, so ashamed was I at times of my singularity, a strangeness worse than difference.Everyone knows that even people who are different have a certain sexuality worthy of the name, things to show for it, defeats they can lay claim to.