The Weeknd, winner of the Top Artist Award, Top Male Artist Award, Top Hot 100 Artist Award, Top Radio Songs Artist Award, Top R&B Artist Award, Top R&B Album Award, Top Billboard 200 Album Award, Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar Award, Top Radio Song Award, and Top R&B Song Award poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

As part of our first dip into The Dawn Is Coming, The Weeknd dropped the music video for single “Take My Breath” today (August 6).

The video begins with a silhouette of Abel walking towards a rising sun against a cityscape. The ’80s synth mixed with a modern twist brings us to a nightclub that looks straight out from a scene from Blade. When he makes eyes with a beautiful woman, they dance and share the “oxygen” tank throughout the video… Until she turns on him by wringing her hair around his neck, dragging him down a long corridor and quite literally took his breath away.

Watch the video below (*epilepsy warning):

Fans loved the continuation of ’80s musical influence following 2020’s After Hours:

The Weeknd retweeted a story about his music video being pulled ahead of The Suicide Squad screenings in Imax theaters due to epilepsy warnings:

The Weeknd also appeared on Kanye West’s DONDA track “HURRICANE” with Lil Baby:

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