The Weeknd continued to prove why he's a star not to f-ck with thanks to his 2017 GRAMMYs performance tonight, where he was joined by Daft Punk in their first live showing since the 2014 GRAMMYs. The Canadian crooner wooed the audience with "I Feel It Coming" off last November's Starboy. The French robots resurfaced in 2016 to co-produce and cameo on the song, as well as album opener "Starboy."
Daft Punk came out in amazing black robe to the tune of the record's title track—and to the roar of applause—only to flip the beat into "I Feel It Coming" as soon as Abel showed up. The stage was Yeezus Tour–ishly decked out with spiky ice mountains and the arena was blasted with top-notch white laser action.
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Starboy the album was not in competition at this years GRAMMYs, as it came out two months after the cutoff. "Starboy" the song was eligible, but it dropped just eight days before the deadline and was not nominated. In 2016, The Weeknd won two gold gramophones: Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind the Madness and Best R&B Performance for his sultry Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack cut "Earned It." In 2014, Daft Punk won four, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for "Get Lucky."
The beginning of 2017 has been an eventful one for Abel. He was announced as one of the major performers for Firefly and Bonnaroo, and he beat his fellow Canadian buddy Justin Bieber's record for single-day Spotify streams with Starboy. There's also the juicy gossip about him and Selena Gomez being Hollywood's newest couple.
Next, listen to Fuse's Pop Chat podcast finale, where Jason discusses The Weeknd: