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It still feels like summer, but that won’t last long. We’re less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we’ll be wearing flannel. It’s not a moment too soon: unless you somehow avoided all major news (and everything Donald Trump has said) recently, this summer hurt like a motherfucker. How appropriate… More »

“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

There was a moment in the late ’80s when Michael Jackson was both the biggest pop star in the world and, arguably at least, the weirdest. Jackson was always weird; the circumstances of his upbringing made it impossible for him to be anything but. But all the way up through Thriller, the primary emotion that… More »

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Grimes, Kanye, Haim, The Weeknd, & More Model For Alexander Wang Charity Campaign

Alexander Wang is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his fashion line this year, and the company has partnered with Do Something to release a collectio…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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SNL’s First 3 Musical Guests This Season: Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato

While we anxiously wait to see what major "indie" artist will be the first to cross over to the SNL stage this year -- my…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm
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Watch The Weeknd’s Apple Music Commercial With John Travolta

The Weeknd had a big night last night, giving a fairly dazzling performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and then starring in a new…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2015 - 8:45 am
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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Performers

MTV has just announced that Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, and the Weeknd will be performing…
Peter Helman | August 25, 2015 - 7:56 pm
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Director Of Unreleased Majical Cloudz Video Says The Weeknd Ripped Him Off

Director Mitch Moore has accused the Weeknd's Grant Singer-directed “Can't Feel My Face” music video of ripping off an unreleased video he made for Majical…
James Rettig | August 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
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The Weeknd – “Tell Your Friends” (Prod. Kanye West) Video

The Weeknd teamed with music video director extraordinaire Grant Singer, a close collaborator of Sky Ferreira and Ariel Pink, on his instantly iconic "Can't Feel
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 12:19 pm
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Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island’s Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justi…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am

Watch The Weeknd Sing Beauty Behind The Madness Songs, Cover “Drunk In Love” At Billboard Hot 100 Fest

The Weeknd played a headlining set at day one of the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Fest last night. He opened with House Of Balloons' "High…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Stream The Weeknd’s 18-Minute Beauty Behind The Madness Sampler

On the same day his Lana Del Rey collaboration emerged, the Weeknd has shared an 18-minute preview of his new album Beauty Behind The Madness,…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 4:55 pm
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The Weeknd – “Prisoner” (Feat. Lana Del Rey)

The most intriguing part of the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness tracklist is “Prisoner,” the duet with Lana Del Rey. They make a head-slappingly obviou…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 9:49 am
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The Week In Pop: Bro-Country Is Temporary, But Luke Bryan Is Forever

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (the…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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Hear A Live Preview Of The Weeknd’s Kanye West-Produced “Tell Your Friends”

The Weeknd's ridiculously anticipated new album Beauty Behind The Madness comes out in just a week and a half, and we've still only heard a…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 10:05 am
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The Weeknd Models Kanye West’s New Yeezy Collection

The lasting peace between GOOD Music and OVOXO basecamp seems to be extending far into the foreseeable future. Our lastest installment of pseudo-collaboration between the…
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 3:18 pm
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The Week In Pop: Jordin Sparks Makes The Leap

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm
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The Weeknd Duets With Lana Del Rey On His New Album

The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey both sing slow, sad, narcotically tinged songs about the toll of the party lifestyle, and both of them somehow…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2015 - 9:32 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year's best videos and noted that the race for the title of world'…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm
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