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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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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…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2015 - 4:10 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 19, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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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'…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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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…
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 i…
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2015 - 8:49 am
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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
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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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…
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
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…
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 9:46 am
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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
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2015 - 11:12 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 12, 2015 - 5:57 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2014 - 8:40 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm
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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,"…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2014 - 9:57 am
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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 o…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 4:18 pm

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…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 10:50 pm

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…
James Rettig | September 28, 2014 - 11:50 am
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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…
James Rettig | August 28, 2014 - 7:40 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2014 - 5:08 pm