The Weeknd Covers 'TIME's "Next Generation Leaders" Issue

Abel’s first interview since 2016.

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The Weeknd covers the latest issue of TIME magazine. The issue is titled “Next Generation Leaders” and the cover story, written by Kara Brown, speaks on the Toronto crooner’s rise to superstardom, headlining Coachella 2018, relationships, making music and the release of his latest My Dear Melancholy EP. It is The Weeknd’s first interview since 2016.

The annual list focuses on leading activists, artists, athletes and other influential figures in their 20s and 30s. The Weeknd is featured on one of three international covers – other versions are covered by Ariana Grande and British supermodel Adwoa Aboah. Other figures featured on the “Next Generation Leaders” list include NFL player Chris Long, Nigerian writer Farida Ado, Chinese chess master Hou Yifan and more.

Read the full cover story via TIME and check out a video of the feature below.

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