There’s lots of new music coming out this weekend now get ready for another reason to celebrate. R&B singer The Weeknd and late rapper Juice WRLD have a posthumous record on deck. This week, the Canadian performer went online to let fans know a new collab is arriving this Thursday.
Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album, Legends Never Die (2020), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album was the most successful posthumous chart debut in over 20 years and set a record for the most top-ten song entries on the Hot 100. The Weeknd broke the news of the collab on Twitter Tuesday.
XO + 999 Thursday Night
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 4, 2020
The retweeted a 2019 post Juice made about them having the potential to put out a classic record together.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 5, 2020
The Weeknd revealed little details about the single. Both artists have monopolized sales and streaming numbers this year, and it wouldn’t be shocking to many we saw the duo skyrocket to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in its first week. It would be less unexpected if it maintained that position for the weeks that followed. This Thursday, the collaboration will be hitting DSPs. The Weeknd hit Instagram with a photo of Juice WRLD with the caption, “XO + 999 Thursday Night.”
The Weeknd has won three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, nine Juno Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. He holds several chart records, being the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Earned It,” and “The Hills.”