2016Released
3:50

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Interesting facts and trivia about Starboy. By Songfacts®.

David Bowie was the Starman, but The Weeknd claims the title of "Starboy" on the title track to his 2016 album. But while Bowie was telling a celestial story, The Weeknd is referring to his celebrity, giving us a look at his life of luxury and calling out the haters. "Made your whole year in a week," he claims.

The song was released on September 22, 2016 - the first day of autumn. The day before, The Weeknd teased it with a tweet: "i come alive in the fall time." He also revealed his new look in the tweet, with his famous dreadlocks cut off.

The "Starboy" is an alter ego The Weeknd created. He told Zane Lowe: "He's a more braggadocios character that we all have inside of us."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Starboy.
GKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
186BPM

Album

The album Starboy is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Starboy.
Universal Republic Records
© 2016 The Weeknd XO, Inc., Manufactured and Marketed by Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
℗ 2016 The Weeknd XO, Inc., Manufactured and Marketed by Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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