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From 'House of Balloons' to 'Highlights,' What's Your Favorite Weeknd Project?

The Weeknd
Micaiah Carter

The Weeknd photographed on December 11, 2020 in Los Angeles.

The Weeknd turned 31 on Tuesday (Feb. 16), and Billboard is celebrating by toasting all of his projects.

The Canadian-Ethiopian superstar first came onto the scene with three NSFW alternative R&B mixtapes in 2011 -- House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence -- that he re-mixed and remastered the following year for his compilation album Trilogy.

He's since notched four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200: his 2015 sophomore album Beauty Behind the Madness, his third album Starboy, his fourth studio effort After Hours, and his 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. Meanwhile, The Weeknd's greatest-hits album The Highlights, which he released shortly before his sparkling Super Bowl LV halftime show performance, debuts at No. 2 on the albums tally this week (dated Feb. 20).

Billboard staffers ranked After Hours No. 3 on our 50 best albums of 2020 list for hitting "the sweet spot between the soul-corroding decadence of his Trilogy mixtapes, the melancholic, garbled melodies of My Dear Melancholy and the futuristic frenetic pop rhythms of Starboy" and for "projecting a gleefully basking The Weeknd directly into the bright luminescence of international superstardom."

So which of the Starboy's projects over the last decade shines the brightest? Vote below!