The Weeknd is on par with Michael Jackson, according to Timbaland.
The Canadian superstar released his fifth studio album on Friday Dawn FM and Timbaland sings his praises. In his Instagram story, the super producer compared the 16-track album with the icon of the King of Pop thriller Album.
“This album is different, yo. This shit here, this on some thriller Shit, “said Timbaland while listening to The Weeknd’s song” Sacrifice “.
He continued to express his love for the XO crooner’s latest work. “Trust me when I tell you. And the way he dropped that shit … Yo, congratulations. This shit is unbelievable! “
In his caption he added, “This album is more than great. For that we need a vinyl. “
The MJ comparisons were not lost among fans and critics alike. “Abel Tesfaye is expanding his case as an MJ of his generation”, New York Post wrote in his review.
Dawn FM even has an appearance by thriller Producer Quincy Jones on the spoken interlude, “A Tale By Quincy,” with Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey.
Timbaland isn’t the only one celebrating the greatness of The Weeknd. Rolling Stone awarded the album four out of five stars while diversity called it “possibly the best and most complete album by The Weeknd to date”.