Last week The Weeknd shared a message that he would be releasing a special collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD.
Retweeting a message that Juice posted back in 2019, that read, “Me and The Weeknd would make a diamond record…”, Abel shared praying emoji hands confirming the single was a dream fulfilled. “Smile” delivers an animated, fresh and scenic vibe that uses flowers, mountains, and nature as its backdrop. Both Juice and The Weeknd take on animated characters with Juice donning a set of angel wings.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 5, 2020
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— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 4, 2020
The Weeknd is also celebrating the “Smile” release with some new MTV VMAs news as the Canada native joins the list of performers, which includes Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, Maluma, and J Balvin. Already having a total of six VMA nominations this year, his upcoming appearance will follow a five-year hiatus from the show when he singer performed “Can’t Feel My Face” back in 2015. Watch “Smile” above.