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The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga's performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015

Watch The Weeknd’s Passionate “Earned It” Performance On Fallon

While Drake was busy releasing an entire album on us in the dead of night, the Weeknd was holding down the October's Very Own fort with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon. Abel Tesfaye performed "Earned It," one of his soundtrack contributions to Fifty Shades Of Grey, which comes out this weekend. Watch his performance… More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015

The Weeknd – “Where You Belong”

We've already heard "Earned It," one of the new song that the Weeknd placed on the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack. And Fifty Shades Of Grey might go down in history as the most Weeknd movie of all time. "Earned It" isn't the only time we'll get to hear Abel Tesfaye's voice while watching… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015

Mike Will Made-It – “Drinks On Us (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)”

The Weeknd has added his own verse to Mike WiLL Made It's "Drinks On Us," a track which appeared on his Ransom mixtape that came out late last year. The beat largely stays untouched, mainly because the original took a hazy page from the Weeknd's playbook to begin with. The track also features Rae… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” Video (NSFW)

The movie adaptation of the novel Fifty Shades Of Grey comes out on Valentine's Day, and the Weeknd contributed the song "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" to its soundtrack, which might be the most on-the-nose thing Abel Tesfaye has ever done. The very NSFW new "Earned It" music video has that same chilly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015

The Weeknd Arrested After Police Altercation In Vegas

The Weeknd was arrested early Saturday morning after an altercation with police at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas. According to TMZ, police were called to the hotel after Abel Tesfaye was involved in a fight. When the cops tried to break it up, "one of them pulled the singer into an elevator" and,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

From a certain perspective, the Weeknd, who built his name on mysterious cool, should not be doing anything as uncool as associating himself with the movie version of the vaguely porny bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey. From a different perspective, though, that's exactly what he should be doing, especially as he eases into something resembling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2014

Weeknd Affiliate Derek Wise Charged With Human Trafficking

Derek Bissue, a 22-year-old Toronto rapper who performs under the name Derek Wise, has been arrested on 15 charges including human trafficking, uttering threats of death and bodily harm, and overcoming resistance by choking. Bissue is a member of Toronto's downtown rap crew Get Home Safe and is affiliated with the Weeknd's XO crew; he… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2014

Watch American Music Awards ’14 Performances From Taylor Swift, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX, & More

The American Music Awards are being held in Los Angeles tonight with host Pitbull. Taylor Swift opened up the show with the live debut of her new single "Blank Space." On Twitter before the show, Swift promised that it was "gonna be crazy. No like, actually crazy." Judge for yourself. Charli XCX did a… More »

By: James Rettig / November 23, 2014

Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” (Feat. The Weeknd) Video

The fizzy R&B singer Ariana Grande might've gotten her start on Nickelodeon, but she is taking this whole pop stardom thing seriously. "Love Me Harder," a song from her newish album My Everything, is probably the most risque thing she's ever recorded; it's a straight-up sex song with the Weeknd, a man who know… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014

The Weeknd – “King Of The Fall (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Belly)

The Weeknd hasn't released anything other than a handful of spare songs this year, and yet his star continues to grow; he filled arenas on both coasts earlier this year. And after dropping his "Often" remix, with Schoolboy Q and Rick Ross, he's got a new version of his song "King Of TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014

The Weeknd – “Often (Remix Feat. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross)”

The Weeknd has been running with "Often" for a while now -- what at first seemed like a one-off single has already gotten a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014

Watch Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Play SNL‘s 40th Season Premiere

Ariana Grande mumbled her way through her debut Saturday Night Live appearance for the show's 40th season premiere last night. She sang My Everything single "Break Free" and was joined by the Weeknd to perform their duet "Love Me Harder." Watch the two performances below, plus her promos with host Chris Pratt. More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014

The Weeknd – “King Of The Fall” Video

The Weeknd shared one-off track "King Of The Fall" earlier this year to promote the announcement of a five-date tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko. Just a few weeks before that tour is set to begin, he's shared a video for the song. It's a typical Weeknd affair, featuring slick production values and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 28, 2014

The Weeknd – “Often” Video (NSFW)

The Weeknd's new video for "Often," the loose track he released earlier this summer, is peak Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye spends the whole thing in a stylish hotel room, staring dispassionately at nothing and singing about nasty sex while ignoring the many beautiful and sometimes naked women who slide through the room. The camera dizzily… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014

Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” (Feat. The Weeknd)

The young post-Mariah pop-R&B star Ariana Grande will release her sophomore album My Everything next week, and I don't really know what to expect from it. First single "Problem," with Iggy Azalea, was a total lively summer-jam masterpiece, and second single "Break Free," with Zedd, was boring popstep fluff. But now Grande is streaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2014

The Weeknd – “King Of The Fall”

Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, dropped a new album, Kiss Land, last year, but that hasn't stopped him from putting out more new music this year. In June we heard "Often," and now he's shared "King Of The Fall," a maximalist bit of R&B built over a bed of synths that shift… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with the exceptionally late-'90s-sounding 2000 trip-hop single "Taken For Granted," but the Sneaker-Pimps-meets-Spice-Girls approach didn't fly in the US. Thank… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 3, 2014

The Weeknd – “Often”

Abel Tesfaye doesn't generally throw individual songs up on Soundcloud for the hell of it, but he did it last night, sharing a ghostly R&B dirge called "Often." The song comes with no details, but it's almost hilariously characteristic. It is, after all, a song about how good Tesfaye is at fucking, except that he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2014

Ty Dolla $ign – “Or Nah (Remix)” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd) Video

"Or Nah," the recent hit from the Californian R&B libertine Ty Dolla $ign, is a gorgeously textured piece of work, but it's also a total asshole anthem, a weirdly pushy sex song. Wiz Khalifa showed up on the original track, and the Weeknd sang on a remix; both of them show up i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014
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