Timbaland Compared The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ Album to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’


Superstar producer Timbaland appreciates The Weeknd and Michael Jackson for their musical contributions to the world. While most people wouldn’t mention both artists in the same conversation, Timbaland believed that The Weeknd’s latest career move rivals Jackson’s biggest from his entire career.

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Producer and rapper Timbaland | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for EDITION

The Weeknd released ‘Dawn FM’ in early 2022

In March 2020, in the early days of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Weeknd released his fourth album After Hours. The album was a smash, earning double-platinum certification with over two million copies sold in the US. Lead single “Blinding Lights,” meanwhile, dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks.


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