The Weeknd Named His Album Starboy For David Bowie

"I think he’s the ultimate inventor"

Exactly one month before Christmas (Friday November 25), the Weeknd is giving us an early holiday gift by dropping his latest album, Starboy which includes the title track, featuring Daft Punk, and the new single, “False Alarm”.

The Canadian artist has just revealed a fun little fact about the name of his album in a newly published Wall Street Journal profile. The “Can’t Feel My Face” singer revealed that the title Starboy was inspired by David Bowie.

Bowie’s most popular songs was “Starman,” from the classic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

“I just love Bowie, I think he’s the ultimate inventor,” the Weeknd said of the late icon.

In the The Wall Street Journal interview, the Torontonian mentioned the album was influenced “a thousand per cent” by the deaths of David Bowie and Prince. He also revealed that he had scheduled time to work with Prince at his Paisley Park studio before the icon died in April.

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