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After Hours is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer The Weeknd. The album was released by XO and Republic Records on March 20, 2020. It is The Weeknd's first studio album since 2016's Starboy, following the release of the 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. The album is dedicated to a fan, who passed away shortly before the album's release. The standard edition has no featured artists, and the deluxe edition features remixed tracks, with guest appearances from Chromatics and Lil Uzi Vert, along with additional production from The Blaze, Johnny Jewel, and OPN. After Hours' deluxe edition was later updated to include three new bonus tracks. A remix EP titled After Hours (Remixes) featuring the deluxe edition's remixes and an additional remix was later released. After Hours will be promoted with the After Hours Tour, which is set to span North America and Europe. The artwork and aesthetic for the album's promotional material has been described as psychedelic and being inspired by various films, such as: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker, Casino, and Uncut Gems, with the last film having a cameo appearance by The Weeknd himself. The project has been supported by the two Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles: "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights", as well as "In Your Eyes". The album's title track has been issued as a promotional single. On March 19, 2020, a record 1.02 million users pre-added After Hours to their Apple Music library. The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200, with 444,000 album-equivalent units, 275,000 of which were in pure sales. It is The Weeknd's fourth number-one album, and marks the biggest first week sales of 2020 for an album. It also reached number one in 16 other countries including the Canada and the United Kingdom. The album received widespread acclaim, with some critics praising the album as The Weeknd's best. ..
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