The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” Goes Double Platinum + Announces 88th Annual Academy Awards Performance

In addition to his seven 2016 GRAMMY Awardnominations and his very first Academy Awardand Britnods,THE WEEKNDs critically acclaimed, chart-dominating third full-length album,Beauty Behind The Madness[XO/Republic Records], receives a double-platinum certification from the RIAA for sales in excess of 2,000,000 copies. Its yet another milestone in the multi-platinum visionarys storied career thus far.

Following a supreme streak at the top and three consecutive weeks at #1 on theBillboardTop 200,Beauty Behind The Madnessstands nominated forAlbum of the YearandBest Urban Contemporary Albumat the GRAMMY Awardsbroadcast live from Los AngelesFebruary 15, 2016. In addition, the inescapable quadruple-platinumCant Feel My Facevies forBest Pop Solo PerformanceandRecord of the Year.His quadruple-platinum contribution to theFifty Shades of GreyOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack,Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),is nominated in three categoriesBest Song Written for Visual Media, Best R&B Performance,andBest R&B Song.In addition to the nominations the Recording Academy recently announced thatTHE WEEKNDwill also perform at this years ceremony.

Keeping in tune with his award season domination,Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)garneredTHE WEEKNDhis first ever Academy Awardnomination in the category ofBest Original Song.Overseas,THE WEEKNDwas nominated for a prestigious Brit Award in theBest International Male Solo Artist.

Other RIAA certifications from the album includeThe Hillsgoing seven-times platinum,Cant Feel My FaceandEarned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)achieving five-time platinum status, andOftenbecoming double-platinum.

One of this generations most recognizable and revered voices, hes made history on multiple occasions.The Hillsclutched #1 on theBillboardHot 100 for six consecutive weeks, and he became theFirst male to top Hot 100,Billboard 100,and Artist 100 simultaneouslyand theFirst artist to ever simultaneously hold top 3 slots onBillboards R&B Chart. Meanwhile,Beauty Behind The Madnessis theFirst album to surpass over 100 million global audio streams debut week.

THE WEEKNDclosed out 2015 withThe MadnessTour, selling out arenas across North America. Next up, he hits the road internationally withRihannaon theANTI- Tour.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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