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Image via SoundCloud

Not even an artist once known as much for his shrouded mystique as for his music is immune to the efforts of audio leakers. Links to download The Weeknd’s sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness, proliferated the internet this morning, prompting a move from the singer and his team.

Tesfaye has responded to the leak with a generous grouping of preview snippets, which he posted on his SoundCloud page just minutes ago.

Listen to the collection of clips below, and preorder the album now via iTunes if you like what you hear. Beauty Behind the Madness officially hits stores next Friday, August 28.

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