Starboy

Daft Punk, The Weeknd

About Starboy

"Starboy" is a song recorded by Canadian singer The Weeknd for his third studio album of the same name. It features French electronic duo Daft Punk. The artists co-wrote and co-produced the song alongside Doc McKinney and Henry "Cirkut" Walter, with Jason Quenneville providing additional writing. It was released as the first single from the album on September 21, 2016, by XO and Republic Records. It is an R&B and electropop song with lyrics that contain themes of extravagance of a celebrity life. "Starboy" topped the charts in countries such as Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden, as well as the US Billboard Hot 100, where it became The Weeknd's third chart-topper, and Daft Punk's first chart-topper. The music video for the song was directed by frequent collaborator Grant Singer, who directed The Weeknd's previous music videos for "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills". In the music video, The Weeknd is shown trying to destroy evidence of his previous self, including his own awards from his past album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The video has been described as The Weeknd's attempt to murder his former personality. 


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2016
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I'm tryna put you in the worst mood, ah
P1 cleaner than your church shoes, ah
Milli point two just to hurt you, ah
All red Lamb' just to tease you, ah
None of these toys on lease too, ah
Made your whole year in a week too, yah
Main bitch out your league too, ah
Side bitch out of your league too, ah

House so empty, need a centerpiece
Twenty racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking 'bout me, I don't see a shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy
Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy

Every day a nigga try to test me, ah
Every day a nigga try to end me, ah
Pull off in that Roadster SV, ah
Pockets overweight, gettin' hefty, ah
Coming for the king, that's a far cry, ah
I come alive in the fall time, I
No competition, I don't really listen
I'm in the blue Mulsanne bumping New Edition

House so empty, need a centerpiece
Twenty racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking 'bout me, I don't see a shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy
Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy

Let a nigga Brad Pitt
Legend of the fall took the year like a bandit
Bought mama a crib and a brand new wagon
Now she hit the grocery shop looking lavish
Star Trek roof in that Wrath of Khan
Girls get loose when they hear this song
100 on the dash get me close to God
We don't pray for love, we just pray for cars

House so empty, need a centerpiece
Twenty racks a table cut from ebony
Cut that ivory into skinny pieces
Then she clean it with her face man I love my baby
You talking money, need a hearing aid
You talking 'bout me, I don't see a shade
Switch up my style, I take any lane
I switch up my cup, I kill any pain

Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy
Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy
Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy
Look what you've done
I'm a motherfuckin' starboy

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Daft Punk

Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 8 February 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 3 January 1975). Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement in France and met with continued success in the years following, combining elements of house with synthpop. The duo is credited with producing songs that are considered essential in the French house scene. They were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter (Busy P), the head of Ed Banger Records. Early in the group's career, the band members were strongly influenced by groups such as The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. more »

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Written by: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter, Martin McKinney, Henry Russell Walter

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT LP, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, YrMydriay

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10 facts about this song

Collaboration
"Starboy" brought together the enigmatic French electronic duo Daft Punk and Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, marking the first time the two acts worked together.
Chart Success
Released on September 22, 2016, "Starboy" became a global hit, reaching the No.1 spot in many key markets like the United States, Canada, France, and the UK.
Award Winning
The song won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018.
Certified Platinum
"Starboy" earned multi-platinum certifications in several countries, including the US where it was certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Decoding Lyrics
The lyrics of "Starboy", according to various sources, reflect The Weeknd's rise to global fame from a normal life. Starboy is often interpreted as his new superstar persona.
Music Video
"Starboy" music video was directed by Grant Singer, who also directed other videos for The Weeknd. The video has gained over 1.6 billion views on YouTube as of now, testifying its widespread popularity.
Sampling
"Starboy" has included a sample from the song "Black Skinhead" by Kanye West to add some distinctive electronic stripes to the song.
Album Title
The song is also the title track of The Weeknd's third album, "Starboy", which was released on November 25, 2016.
Genre Fusion
The song is considered a fusion of R&B, pop, and electronic music, that effectively showcases the signature styles of both The Weeknd and Daft Punk.
Limited Daft Punk Vocals
Despite being a collaboration, Daft Punk's presence in "Starboy" is largely instrumental - their vocals are limited to the choir-like background sounds in the last third of the song.

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