Anybody who can remember back to 2011 when "The Morning" was first dropped is probably a little surprised by the mega-success this last year or so for The Weeknd
. Nobody is questioning The Weeknd's talents. The man is pushing the boundaries of what contemporary R&B can be. But that's exactly why I'm so shocked by his sudden rise in fame. This man's music is art; it isn't a pop product. But The Weeknd has been dropping one pop smash after another this summer, and his newest track "Tell Your Friends" is a dark, confessional powerhouse with Graduation
-era Kanye West production. It's your move Frank Ocean. The Weeknd is here to dethrone you.