The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM” Soars to No. 1 in UK, Australia & More

The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV.
The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Shutterstock (11750081k)

After months of anticipation, The Weeknd finally dropped his long-anticipated album Dawn FM this month. His latest studio effort became a huge hit around the world, hitting no. 1 in Australia and the UK, but it missed out on the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Dawn FM was released on January 7th, and it serves as the follow-up to The Weeknd’s chart-topping record After Hours. In addition to the lead single “Take My Breath”, it also featured collaborations with Tyler, the Creator, and Lil Wayne, and narration from Jim Carrey.

Dawn FM blasted to no. 1 in the UK, becoming the first album released in 2022 to do so, but it failed to replicate the same kind of success. It hit no. 2 with h 148,000 album-equivalent units earned after being bested by Gunna’s DS4Ever.

Despite failing to hit the top spot, Dawn FM is The Weeknd’s fifth studio album to make it to the top ten in the U.S. His debut album Kiss Land also entered the chart at no. 2, while Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and After Hours all topped the Billboard 200.

The Weeknd is expected to promote his last two albums in the After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour, set to kick off this summer.