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Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye Teams Up With Madonna and Playboi Carti For New Single Popular

Friday, 02 June 2023 Written by Laura Johnson

The Weeknd has released a new single featuring Madonna and Playboi Carti.

Popular appears in his new television series, The Idol featuring Lily Rose Depp, which he created with Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim. It premieres on HBO Max this Sunday (June 4).

The track is led by Abel Tesfaye's trademark falsetto vocals atop club-ready, booming beats, with all acts involved dropping verses about living in the limelight: "Spent my whole life running from your flashing lights," sings Madonna.

The chorus, meanwhile, focuses on a woman who would do anything for fame: "Beggin' on her knees to be popular, That's her dream, to be popular, Kill anyone to be popular, Sell her soul to be popular." Press play below.

Back in April, Tesfaye released the single Double Fantasy featuring Future, which will also feature on the soundtrack for the new series.

Tesfaye will will soon bring his After Hours Til Dawn Tour to the UK and Europe. It supports his last two albums, 2020's 'After Hours' and 2022's 'Dawn FM'. Head below for dates and ticket details.

The Weeknd Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat June 10 2023 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Wed June 28 2023 - DUBLIN Marlay Park
Fri July 07 2023 - LONDON Stadium Olympic Park
Sat July 08 2023 - LONDON Stadium Olympic Park
Fri August 18 2023 - LONDON Wembley Stadium

Wed June 14 2023 - HORSENS Nordstern Arena (Denmark)
Sat June 17 2023 - STOCKHOLM Tele2 Arena (Sweden)
Tue June 20 2023 - OSLO Telenor Arena (Norway)
Sat June 24 2023 - AMSTERDAM Johan Cruijff ArenA (Netherlands)
Sun July 02 2023 - HAMBURG Volksparkstadion (Germany)
Tue July 04 2023 - DUSSELDORF Merkur Spiel Arena (Germany)
Tue July 11 2023 - BRUSSELS King Baudouin Stadium (Belgium)
Fri July 14 2023 - FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank Park (Germany)
Tue July 18 2023 - MADRID Cívitas Metropolitano (Spain)
Thu July 20 2023 - BARCELONA Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys (Spain)
Sat July 22 2023 - NICE Allianz Riviera (France)
Wed July 26 2023 - MILAN Ippodromo SNAI La Maura (Italy)
Thu July 27 2023 - MILAN Ippodromo SNAI La Maura (Italy)
Sat July 29 2023 - PARIS STADE DE FRANCE (France)
Sun July 30 2023 - PARIS STADE DE FRANCE (France)
Tue August 01 2023 - BORDEAUX Matmut Atlantique (France)
Fri August 04 2023 - MUNICH Olympiastadion (Germany)
Sun August 06 2023 - PRAGUE Letnany Airport (Czech Republic)
Wed August 09 2023 - WARSAW PGE Narodowy (Poland)
Sat August 12 2023 - TALLINN Tallin Song Festival Grounds (Estonia)

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