The power of music is endless. Industry superstars J. Cole, The Weeknd, and Drake made one fan’s journey a little easier before his death. Elijah Patrick Williams, who was eleven years old, battled cancer for three years before his passing. The trio were his favorite artists, so they made sure to connect with his family and speak to him before his passing.
This week, Elijah’s mother shared the heartfelt moment on Instagram. She also specifically shouted-out Cole, Weeknd and Drizzy for showing her son serious attention.
I just want to say a huge Thank you to J. Cole, The Weeknd, Drake, and Joey Logano for for showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life. I truly appreciate you all. #elijahstrong #morethan4🎗“
His cousin also remembered Elijah, who passed away on March 27th.
“Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience. Elijah’s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though. Last weekend, Elijah got to “meet” 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time. We’ll hold onto these moments forever. A special thank you to the angels, Kathryn & Krystal for helping make this happen in such a short time. Please lift Kiara, Elijah’s mom, and the rest of the fam up in your thoughts & prayers. In a time where there seems like so much is out of our control, one thing that we all have the power to give + show others is LOVE. 2 Corinthians 5:8″
Wait, There’s More
Outside of doing his part to make the world a better place, The Weeknd’s new album After Hours recently crushed its music competition. In its opening week, it sold over 400,000 units.
The Weeknd rocks the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as he scores his fourth No. 1 album with his latest release, After Hours. The set jumps in with the year’s biggest week for any album: 444,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The sum also marks The Weeknd’s personal weekly best. After Hours was released on March 20 via XO/Republic Records, and is The Weeknd’s first release since his chart-topping six-song EP My Dear Melancholy in 2018. (Billboard)
Before You Go
Abel suffered another loss when longtime super fan Lance passed away last month. The Toronto native dedicated his newest project to his memory.
“RIP Lance aka XOPodcast. you were one of the true original backbones of my XO fan base. Can’t believe i’m finding out about this today. I’m dedicating After Hours to you, my friend.”