Showing All "The Weeknd" Posts

You can envy Abel Tesfaye for a lot of reasons, but not for this one: He was trying to make some kind of impact on late-night TV last night, but he was up against Kanye on Kimmel. Still, performing…   Read Story »
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a teenager-targeted blockbuster movie about control and calculation and heartlessness and struggle, so maybe it's appropriate that the Weeknd shows up on a couple…   Read Story »
If you thought the Weeknd's new album Kiss Land was misogynist, you had no idea. Abel Tesfaye's new video for "Pretty," an intense ballad from the LP, is a deeply NSFW and disturbing piece of work.…   Read Story »
Abel Tesfaye, bka the Weeknd, made his U.S. television debut last night on Kimmel. The Toronto singer and his backing band did an airy outdoor performance of "Pretty" from his first proper…   Read Story »
Big Sean is one of hip-hop's worst misnomers, and not just because the guy is only five-foot-eight. Everything about the Detroit rapper screams "twerp." In his inexplicably frequent guest spots on…   Read Story »
In the new video for Kiss Land highlight "Live For," Abel Tesfaye really takes center stage. It's strange now to think that when the Weeknd first came out he was nearly as mysterious as Burial, but…   Read Story »
Abel Tesfaye, the heart-stomped hedonist crooner behind the Weeknd, became a star on the back of the three mixtapes he released in 2011, and now he's finally ready to release Kiss Land, his…   Read Story »
The rumored-beef between Abel Tesfaye, bka the Weeknd, and Drake was dispelled when Tesfaye spoke about their relationship in his first-ever interview but things like this new collab "Live For" are…   Read Story »
Lorde is the 16-year-old New Zealand songstress Ella Yelich-O'Connor; her debut album Pure Heroine is out in September via Universal. In advance of the record, she released a single, "Royals," which…   Read Story »
Like "Kiss Land" and "Belong To The World" before it, the Weeknd's latest offering "Love In The Sky" is much more ebullient and polished than the work on his three mixtapes. It's also his most…   Read Story »