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The New Weeknd Album Has Kanye West And Ed Sheeran, Says Ed Sheeran

In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio, Ed Sheeran tells Lowe he is one of two features on the new Weeknd album. According to Sheeran, he was in Toronto and ended up at a party at Abel Tesfaye’s house. The two hit it off and the Weeknd drunkenly suggested they write… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 6, 2015 - 9:37 am

The Weeknd – “Pullin Up” (Solo Version)

Earlier today, Meek Mill released his new almost-surprise album Dreams Worth More Than Money. There are some big-name guests on the album, and one of those guests is the Weeknd, who sings the hook on the slithery “Pullin’ Up.” And now, on the same day that the album has come out, the Weeknd has shared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we’ve already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing “Alright.” But that wasn’t the only notable performance of the night. The Weeknd, looking like a newly-minted star, sang “The Hills” and then brought out Alicia Keys for a slick duet versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Southpaw Soundtrack Has New Songs From Eminem & Gwen Stefani, Action Broson & Joey Bada$$, & More

Eminem’s music is an integral part of the new boxing film Southpaw, first soundtracking the trailer and then sharing a full version of his new song “Phenomenal.” The film is about Billy “The Great” Hope, “the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world,” and it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and 50… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 26, 2015 - 10:16 am

Watch The Weeknd Sing “The Hills” & “Earned It” At Much Music Video Awards

Canada’s Much Music Video Awards were held last night and the Weeknd, being Canadian, was on deck to perform his new single “The Hills” and his trusty 50 Shades Of Gray standby “Earned It.” He also picked up a handful of awards: “Often” got Video Of The Year, Best Director, and Best Pop Video, and… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 11:01 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The New York weather has been temperamental at best lately. We were pulling wool coats that we’d happily packed away out of closets and boxes last week, and today it’s so humid that we’re all praying for rain again. Hot and cold, like that one Katy Perry song if you omit any reference to romance. More »

By: Stereogum / June 12, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Apple Music Announces Streaming Service, Beats 1 Radio, Connect Social Network

Buzz going into Apple’s presentation today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco was that the company would unveil its new streaming service, and after interminable presentations about OS X 10 El Capitan, iOS9, Apple Pay, Swift, and a bunch of other futuristic technology, Apple did exactly that with the help of Drake,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 8, 2015 - 3:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of ’80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour of each other. Both of those videos are made with charm and inventiveness and a sense of fun, and both of them are on this list. But these constant nostalgia-riff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm

The Weeknd – “The Hills” Video

A bunch of new Weeknd tracks leaked yesterday that pointed towards a bigger, glossier sound for Abel Tesfaye, with songs produced by Max Martin and a decidedly Michael Jackson-inspired bend. “The Hills” — a song that he debuted at Coachella in April — is not from those sessions, and instead falls right in line with… More »

By: James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 9:32 am

The Weeknd – “I Can’t Feel My Face” + “In The Night” + “In The ’90s”

UPDATE: The Weeknd debuted the official version of “I Can’t Feel My Face” at Apple’s Apple Music announcement. Check it out:

Drake affiliate and dark-R&B sensation the Weeknd is making new music, and he seems to be facing the same leak issues as the OVO leader. This time around, Abel Tesfaye… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 26, 2015 - 11:40 am

New Weeknd Album Out This Summer?

The Weeknd already seemed kind of played out by the time his official debut album Kiss Land came out in 2013, but he’s certifiably way more famous now. Abel Tesfaye scored his first Hot 100 top-10 hit last year with the Ariana Grande duet “Love Me Harder,” and his Fifty Shades Of Grey single “Earned… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 11, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Watch Kanye West’s Surprise Coachella Performance With The Weeknd

The second weekend of Coachella is not without its surprises, even though it’s typically received with much less fanfare than the first. For example, last night the Weeknd brought out special guest Kanye West during his set in what’s probably the biggest surprise appearance this year. (At least maybe until Drake’s set later tonight.) The… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale’s rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse’s power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Hear The Weeknd Debut A New Song At SXSW

Down in Austin this week, the Weeknd has been as busy as everyone else. During a set at a YouTube showcase, he debuted a new song that’s tentatively been titled “All Your Fault.” Based on the brief clip of a live recording that’s appeared online, it sounds good! The Weeknd also performed on last night’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Leonard Cohen Triumphs Over Nickelback For Album Of The Year Juno

You won’t often see Leonard Cohen pitted, in direct competition, against Nickelback. But it happened last night, and, miracle of miracles, Cohen won. This is how he reminds us of what he really is. Last year, the Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent to the Grammys, went down at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. Most of the awards went… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2015 - 8:49 am

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm

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 below. More »

By: James Rettig / February 13, 2015 - 9:10 am

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 Do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015 - 9:19 am

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 Sremmurd’… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 9:46 am

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 porn-at-a-remove… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2015 - 11:12 am
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