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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Year-end season is officially upon us! We published our 50 Best Albums Of 2016 and 25 Great EPs lists this week, and Ryan Leas graced…
Stereogum | December 2, 2016 - 6:06 pm

The Week In Pop

Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy

You're not supposed to be able to do this anymore. You're not supposed to make music that's fueled by sex and drugs -- that's explicitly
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2016 - 3:28 pm

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Hear The Weeknd’s Demo For Drake’s “Crew Love”

Drake's 2011 breakthrough Take Care had some of the Weeknd's DNA in its newly developed aesthetic, and the Weeknd himself appeared on the R&B jam…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2016 - 10:47 pm

The Weeknd Samples Radiohead’s “All I Need” On Unearthed Demo “Airports”

The Weeknd came to prominence in part by sampling underground totems like Beach House and Siouxsie And The Banshees, and he got into a fight
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 5:22 pm

The Week In Pop

Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Perform At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Last night, Victoria's Secret held its big annual fashion show in Paris, and the show's organizers brought in some serious starpower on the musical-performance side…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2016 - 9:59 am

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Starboy” On Ellen

The Weeknd has invested his songs about cocaine and fucking with such a wide appeal that he now gets to sing those songs on daytime…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2016 - 12:54 pm

Watch The Weeknd Perform His Daft Punk Collaborations On Fallon & Lana Del Rey’s Instagram Tribute

Starboy is out today, and the Weeknd shepherded it into the world with an appearance on The Tonight Show. Abel Tesfaye performed a medley of…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2016 - 9:11 am

Stream The Weeknd Starboy

Starboy has now fallen to Earth. Following the Grant Singer-directed MANIA film and a handful of advance tracks, the Weeknd's new album is finally…
Peter Helman | November 25, 2016 - 12:19 am

The Weeknd Talks Working With Daft Punk & Kendrick Lamar In New Interview

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is imminent, and he recently sat down with Zane Lowe to discuss the LP on Beats 1. He's already talked
Peter Helman | November 23, 2016 - 9:50 pm

The Weeknd’s “Secrets” Samples Tears For Fears & The Romantics

There are many extremely cool and promising Starboy songs in the Weeknd's new M A N I A short film, but if you ask me,…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2016 - 12:58 pm

Watch The Weeknd’s MANIA Film

On Friday, the Weeknd will release his anxiously awaited new album Starboy, and we've already posted a handful of tracks. And as part of the…
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2016 - 12:21 pm

The Weeknd – “Rockin'”

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is officially entering Earth's orbit at the end of the week. We've already heard the Daft Punk-assisted title track and…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Preview The Weeknd’s “Secrets” In Latest MANIA Teaser

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is arriving on Friday, and tomorrow, he's premiering a mysterious new Grant Singer-directed film called MANIA. He's just shared another…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Daft Punk Selling Prints Of Their Portrait In The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Video

Grant Singer's video for the Weeknd and Daft Punk's "Starboy" came out back in September, and in case you forgot, there's a brief moment around…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 22, 2016 - 3:47 pm
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