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The Weeknd “Twenty Eight”: Singer debuts new video

The Weeknd (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/WireImage)

Born in Scarborough, Ont., and of Ethiopian descent, The Weeknd has quickly become one of Canada’s most sought after musicians with media outlets like Rolling Stone calling him “mesmerizing.”

After teasing fans on Twitter with pictures, the 22-year-old artist, also known as Abel Tesfaye, has released a music video for his song “Twenty Eight” and it features red lighting, topless dancers and a ghost. You can watch the video on his website here.

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The clip was directed by Nabil, who has worked with artists such as Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Bon Iver on videos like "Grenade," “Novacane,” “Mercy” and “Holocene,” respectively.

After seeing the clip, fans seem to agree that it’s racy and have tweeted comments like, “The Twenty Eight video is risqué to say the least. Damnnn.”

Wrote another: “Abel is holy I swear. He's like some sort of god. Everything he does is perfect. That Twenty Eight video is just amazing. He can do no wrong.”

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“Twenty Eight” appears as a bonus song on The Weeknd’s compilation album “Trilogy,” which contains the single "Wicked Games."

Prior to the release of his hypnotizing video, the singer celebrated Drake’s Grammy Award win for Best Rap Album for “Take Care.” The singer appears on tracks like "Crew Love" and "The Ride" and is one of the album’s producers.

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