The Weeknd in Japan

The Weeknd in Japan is the first greatest hits album by Canadian singer The Weeknd.[5] It features singles from his first three studio albums: Kiss Land (2013), Beauty Behind the Madness (2015) and Starboy (2016), his first feature with Belly, "Might Not", from the rapper's eighth mixtape Up for Days (2015) and the songs "Call Out My Name" and "Wasted Times" from his EP My Dear Melancholy (2018).[6] It was released, digitally and physically, exclusively in Japan on November 21, 2018, by Universal Music Japan.[7] The album's release occurred shortly before the start of The Weeknd Asia Tour (2018).[8]

The Weeknd in Japan
The Weeknd - The Weeknd in Japan.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) (Japan)
Recorded2010–2018
Studio
Genre
Length60:05
Label
The Weeknd chronology
My Dear Melancholy
(2018)
The Weeknd in Japan
(2018)
After Hours
(2020)

Release and artworkEdit

The Weeknd in Japan was released on November 21, 2018, by Universal Music Japan to commemorate Tesfaye's first performance in Japan, at the Makuhari Messe in December 2018, as a part of his 2018 tour, The Weeknd Asia Tour.[9] It follows the release of his EP My Dear Melancholy, which was released earlier in the year,[10] and includes various songs from the setlists of his aforementioned tour.[11]

The album's cover incorporates various aspects of the posters which were used to promote The Weeknd Asia Tour (2018).[12][13]

Track listingEdit

Track listing adapted from iTunes.[14]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wicked Games" (from House of Balloons, 2011)
  • McKinney
  • Illangelo
5:25
2."Wanderlust" (Pharrell remix) from Kiss Land (iTunes edition), 2013)
5:07
3."The Hills" (from Beauty Behind the Madness, 2015)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Emmanuel Nickerson
  • Montagnese
  • Edmonds
  • Dixon
4:02
4."Can't Feel My Face" (from Beauty Behind the Madness)
  • Martin
  • Payami
3:33
5."In the Night" (from Beauty Behind the Madness)
  • Tesfaye
  • Balshe
  • Payami
  • Kotecha
  • Svensson
  • Martin
  • Martin
  • Payami
  • The Weeknd[a]
3:55
6."Acquainted" (from Beauty Behind the Madness)
  • Tesfaye
  • Quenneville
  • Schofield
  • Montagnese
  • Benjamin Diehl
5:48
7."Often" (from Beauty Behind the Madness)
  • Ben Billions
  • The Weeknd
  • DaHeala[a]
4:09
8."Might Not" (Belly featuring The Weeknd) (from Up for Days, 2015)
  • Balshe
  • Diehl
  • Tesfaye
Ben Billions3:45
9."Starboy" (featuring Daft Punk) (from Starboy, 2016)
3:50
10."I Feel It Coming" (featuring Daft Punk) (from Starboy)
  • Tesfaye
  • Bangalter
  • de Homem-Christo
  • McKinney
  • Walter
  • Eric Chedeville
  • Daft Punk
  • Doc McKinney[a]
  • Cirkut[a]
  • The Weeknd[a]
4:29
11."Party Monster" (from Starboy)
  • Ben Billions
  • Doc McKinney
  • The Weeknd
4:09
12."Secrets" (from Starboy)
  • Doc McKinney
  • The Weeknd
  • Cirkut
4:25
13."Call Out My Name" (from My Dear Melancholy, 2018)Frank Dukes3:48
14."Wasted Times" (from My Dear Melancholy)
3:40
Total length:60:05
  • ^[a] denotes a co-producer
  • ^[b] denotes a remix producer
  • "Party Monster" features background vocals by Lana Del Rey[15]
  • "Wanderlust (Pharrell remix)" features background vocals by Pharrell Williams

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan November 21, 2018 Republic [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aswad, Jem (March 30, 2018). "Music Review: The Weeknd's EP 'My Dear Melancholy,'". Variety. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Kim, Michelle (March 30, 2018). "5 Takeaways from The Weeknd's New Album, My Dear Melancholy,". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Reeves, Mosi (November 28, 2016). "Review: The Weeknd's 'Starboy'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 20, 2019. Kiss Land may have sounded like Trilogy redux, but at least it offered a thrilling reprise of Eighties underground darkwave
  4. ^ Glaysher, Scott (November 28, 2016). "The Weeknd Starboy Album Review". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on December 12, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Weeknd in Japan". CDJapan. Japan: Neowing. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Weeknd Japan Tour | Events | Metropolis Magazine Japan". Metropolis Magazine. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Weeknd In Japan (Singles Collection)". Universal Music Group. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "The Weeknd Performs Alongside Kenshi Yonezu at First Japan Concert". MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON | もしもしにっぽん. December 21, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Weeknd Performs First Japan Show With Special Guest Kenshi Yonezu". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Strauss, Matthew (March 29, 2018). "The Weeknd Announces New Album My Dear Melancholy Out Tonight". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Weeknd Setlist at Makuhari Messe 9-11 Hall, Chiba". setlist.fm. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Weeknd - Live in Japan". Timeout. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "Poster-The Weeknd Asia Tour". August 14, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "The Weeknd in Japan". iTunes Store (in Japanese). Japan. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Weeknd Starboy Album Credits" (PDF). November 28, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Discography -The Weeknd". Universal Music Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved October 20, 2019.