The Weeknd Shuts Down Fake 'Dawn FM' Tracklist Involving Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign, and More

The purported tracklist began circulating on social media earlier this week. "I love every single one of these artists but this is beyond fake," he wrote.

The Weeknd Shuts Down Fake 'Dawn FM' Tracklist

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The Weeknd Shuts Down Fake 'Dawn FM' Tracklist

The Weeknd reminded fans not to believe everything they read on the internet.

On Wednesday night, the XO singer-songwriter took to Twitter to address a purported Dawn FM tracklist that’s been circulating on social media. The post features a handwritten list of 19 songs that were supposedly intended for the album’s “original” version. The list included featured artists like Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign, and Kali Uchis, none of whom appeared on the released version.

“I love every single one of these artists,” The Weeknd tweeted, “but this is beyond fake. XO.”

Dawn FM hit streaming services back in January, delivering 16 tracks with guest appearances by Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator. The album, which served as the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, moving 148,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.

“What makes any of my albums a successful album, especially this one, is me putting it out and getting excited to make the next one,” he told GQ about the Dawn FM. “So the excitement to make the next project means that this one was successful to me. I want to do this forever. And even if I start getting into different mediums and different types of expressions, music will be right there. I’m not going to step away from it.”

The Weeknd will support the album with a North American stadium tour with guest Doja Cat. The first leg will begin July 8 in his hometown of Toronto, and will include stops in New York City, Detroit, Miami, and Seattle, before rapping up Sept. 2 in Los Angeles.

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