SONG OF THE DAY: The Weeknd – Earned It

SONG OF THE DAY

The Weeknd

Earned It

Canada-native Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd, broke into the music industry in March 2011 after releasing his first mixtape House of Balloons on his website. The songs were available for free and drew attention from word of mouth. Soon singer/rapper Drake was blasting The Weeknd on his social media channels, which later led to coverage in The New York Times and Pitchfork Media.

SONG OF THE DAY The Weeknd Earned It

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After a few performances around Canada The Weeknd, who is known for eluding the public media, released his second mixtape Thursday in August 2011. In 2012, he began his US tour, where Rolling Stone positively reviewed two sold out shows.

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The Weeknd has a number of ballads that are full of drug references and sexual desires, and after hearing his voice Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson knew she had to get him for the film’s soundtrack. “His voice is just instantly seductive,” she said.

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After working on several songs for scenes in the film, The Weeknd finally produced “Earned It.” The record was released in 2014 and peaked at number three on The Billboard Hot 100. The Weeknd is definitely one to watch, his second studio album is set to release August 2015.

Watch the provocative video for the three-time Platinum song “Earned It.”

Lyrics:

You make it look like it’s magic
Cause I see nobody, nobody but you, you, you
I’m never confused
Hey, hey

I’m so used to being used
So I love when you call unexpected
Cause I hate when the moment’s expected
So I’ma care for you, you, you
I’ma care for you, you, you, you, yeah
Cause girl you’re perfect
You’re always worth it
And you deserve it
The way you work it
Cause girl you earned it
Girl you earned it

You know our love would be tragic
So you don’t pay it, don’t pay it no mind
We live with no lies
Hey, hey
You’re my favorite kind of night

I’m so used to being used
So I love when you call unexpected
Cause I hate when the moment’s expected
So I’ma care for you, you, you
I’ma care for you, you, you, you, yeah
Cause girl you’re perfect
You’re always worth it
And you deserve it
The way you work it
Cause girl you earned it
Girl you earned it

On that lonely night
You said it wouldn’t be love
But we felt the rush
It made us believe it there was only us
Convinced we were broken inside, inside

I’m so used to being used
So I love when you call unexpected
Cause I hate when the moment’s expected
So I’ma care for you, you, you
I’ma care for you, you, you, you, yeah
Cause girl you’re perfect
You’re always worth it
And you deserve it
The way you work it
Cause girl you earned it
Girl you earned it

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