In the realm of contemporary R&B and pop music, The Weeknd stands as a defiant and enigmatic figure, his music characterized by its dark undertones, raw emotions, and genre-bending experimentation. His 2016 single "Reminder" from the album "Starboy" is a powerful declaration of self-assurance and a testament to his artistic prowess, captivating listeners with its infectious melody, bold lyrics, and captivating music video.

The song opens with an electrifying beat, a blend of trap and pop influences that immediately sets the stage for an energetic and confident performance. The Weeknd's voice, a blend of soulful vocals and raspy undertones, delivers the lyrics with conviction, painting a vivid picture of an artist who is unapologetically himself and refuses to bow to industry expectations.

The lyrics of "Reminder" delve into themes of self-belief, artistic freedom, and the defiance against critics and detractors. The Weeknd asserts his status as a top-tier artist, highlighting his commercial success and undeniable talent. The chorus, "I'm not a teen choice, I'm not a role model, I'm not a pop star, I'm just a voice," is a powerful declaration of individuality and a rejection of societal expectations.

The music video for "Reminder" further amplifies the song's message of self-assurance and artistic freedom. Directed by Kid Studio, the video features a cameo-filled celebration of The Weeknd's success, with appearances from Drake, ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller, YG, French Montana, Metro Boomin, Belly, Nav, Derek Wise, and The Weeknd's co-manager Amir "Cash" Esmailian. The video's vibrant energy and sense of camaraderie underscore The Weeknd's position as a respected leader in the music industry.

The impact of "Reminder" has been profound, resonating with audiences worldwide and cementing The Weeknd's status as a leading force in contemporary music. The song topped charts globally, becoming a staple in playlists and gaining critical acclaim for its infectious melody, bold lyrics, and captivating music video.

Beyond its commercial success, "Reminder" has become an anthem for those who dare to be different and challenge the status quo. The song's message of self-belief and artistic freedom has inspired countless individuals to embrace their individuality and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

In conclusion, The Weeknd's "Reminder" stands as a testament to the power of music to inspire, defy expectations, and celebrate the triumph of artistic integrity. The song's infectious melody, bold lyrics, and captivating music video have made it a timeless classic, a powerful declaration of self-assurance that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, reminding us that true success lies in staying true to oneself and embracing one's unique artistic voice.



Record man play my song on the radio
You too busy tryna find that blue-eyed soul
I let my black hair grow and my weed smoke
And I swear too much on the regular
We gon' let them hits fly, we gon' let it go
If it ain't XO then it gotta go
I just won a new award for a kids show
Talkin' 'bout a face numbin' off a bag of blow
I'm like goddamn bitch, I am not a Teen Choice
Goddamn bitch, I am not a bleach boy
Whip game, make a nigga understand though
Got that Hannibal, Silence of the Lambo
Hit the gas so hard make it rotate (rotate)
All my niggas blew up like a propane (propane)
All these R&B niggas be so lame
Got a sweet Asian chick, she go low mane (lo Mein, oh, oh, oh)
You know me (know me, na, na, na, na, na)
You know me (know me, know me, oh, oh, oh)
You know me (know me, know me, na, na, na, na, na)
Every time you try to forget who I am
I'll be right there to remind you again
You know me (know me, pow, pow)
You know me (know me, oh, yeah)
Said I'm just tryna swim in somethin' wetter than the ocean
Faded off a double cup, I'm mixin' up the potion
All I wanna do is make that money and make dope shit
It just seem like niggas tryna sound like all my old shit
Everybody knows it, all these niggas know me
Platinum off a mixtape, sippin' on that codeine
Pour it in my trophies, rollin' 'til my nose bleed
I'ma keep on singin' while I'm burnin' up that OG
All my niggas get it, they make money all alone
Rock a chain around they neck, makin' sure I'm gettin' home
When I travel 'round the globe, make a couple mil' a show
And I come back to my city, I fuck every girl I know
Used to walk around with a slouch, had a mattress on the floor
Now my shit straight
Eatin' all day, tryna lose weight
That good sex, we'll sweat it out
Hotel bedsprings we'll wear it out
I ain't gotta tell you 'cause
You know me (oh, oh, oh)
You know me (know me, na, na, na, na, na)
You know me (know me, know me, oh, oh, oh)
You know me (know me, know me na, na, na, na, na)
Every time you try to forget who I am (try to forget who I am)
I'll be right there to remind you again (hey)
You know me (know me, pow, pow)
You know me (know me, know me)
Why don't you shake somethin', shake somethin'
For the Don, don't you break nothin', break nothin'
Baby girl, won't you work somethin', work somethin'
For the Don, don't you hurt nothin', hurt nothin'
Baby girl, won't you shake somethin', shake somethin'
For the Don, don't you break nothin', break nothin' (break)
Baby girl, won't you work somethin', work somethin' (work)
For the Don, don't you hurt nothin', hurt nothin'
'Cause you know me, they know me
You are a no-man, yeah, you know man
Oh, oh, oh, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, oh, oh, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, oh, oh, na, na, na, na, na
Oh, oh, oh, na, na, na, na, na

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