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The Weeknd's Starboy is a David Bowie tribute

The Weeknd's Starboy is a David Bowie tribute

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' album is a tribute to David Bowie.

The 'Can't Feel Myself' hitmaker - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - has revealed that his number one collaboration with Daft Punk and his forthcoming record of the same name is partly a salute to the late music legend - who sadly passed away at the age of 69 in January, following a secret battle with cancer - and his 1972 hit 'Starman'.

He said: "I just love Bowie, I think he's the ultimate inventor."

The Wall Street Journal has also reported that the R&B star was due to record with the late Prince before the musical legend passed away in April, of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

The 'Often' hitmaker - who is currently dating model Bella Hadid - also spoke of his latest studio experience with 'Get Lucky' hitmakers Daft Punk and how their recording space is very "technical" and like a spaceship.

He shared: "Their studio is like a spaceship, there's a lot of gear, but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic.

"It's like they're reading a page out of a novel - 'We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun's coming up, and maybe there's a car chase.' They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualise making music."

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old singer has a busy schedule ahead, with a new single, an album release and his first fashion range soon to launch.

The Weeknd's eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2015's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' is slated for release on November 25, and features new single 'False Alarm'.