By the Numbers: The Weeknd’s Thursday


In By The Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits and primary colors. This week, we look at The Weeknd’s mixtape Thursday, released last Thursday at midnight on their website.

POSTED August 23, 2011 7:20PM IN BY THE NUMBERS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (20) TAGS: , ,




  1. Paul says:

    I counted 11 balloons.

  2. where are the black girls?? No blk girls on the cover?? WTF?!?! We love AND fuck too man… #smh

  3. Slava P says:

    I liked HoB more than Thursday. This album sounded like a sexy horror movie on cocaine.

  4. Congratulations on a job well done on this article… you got Abel’s attention…

  5. romeo says:

    the weeknd cool i got his stuff but FADER STOP SLEEPING ON CURREN$Y DO A REVIEW ON HIS VERDE TERRACE mixtape with drama the mans music must be on the radio

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  7. Naomi Zeichner says:

    @Paul. Pretty sure they’re shadows?! We debated fiercely :)

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  9. Jay says:

    Whats the point of this? it just seems like random numbers

  10. jack black says:

    yeah forreal do one on curren$y too his music is crisp and everyone knows it..

    but both of the weeknds mixtapes were fire

  11. any body says:

    I have 2 Balloons

  12. Gucci says:

    You spelled his last name wrong. How sad. HAHA.

  13. narcos says:

    there are two sub-4 minute tracks: “the birds part 1″ and “rolling stone.”

  14. Natalie says:

    It’s Abel Tesfaye, not “Tesfay”. Learn how to spell his name right. lol

  15. Joe says:

    INTERVIEW CURREN$Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Ajani says:

    Beyond random.

  17. OkayThen says:

    What is the point of this article. It’s not even conclusive. It’s just random facts involving numbers. Whoever created this article has a psychosis.

  18. Cat says:

    seriously nobody had anything better to do then to collect statistical data on The Weeknd? Smh…

  19. Tri says:

    This article seems pointless wish it covered more of his music and how real his lyrics is then the number of times words or phrases was discussed but at the same time I am happy that he is recognized

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