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Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty:… More »

We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2014 - 12:37 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | July 21, 2014 - 10:19 am

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…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2014 - 8:46 am

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…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Portishead’s Geoff Barrow Produces New Evidence In Sampling Dispute With The Weeknd

Last summer Portishead's Geoff Barrow went on the warpath against the Weeknd after the Weeknd's song "Belong To The World" appeared to sample Portishead's "Machine…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed a…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

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

The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign are two very different breeds of sex-obsessed R&B weirdo. The Weeknd has perfected the "lonely, wounded lothario" persona; he…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2014 - 9:28 am

The Weeknd – “Drunk In Love” (Beyoncé Cover)

We've heard interpretations of "Drunk In Love" from Kanye West, James Blake, Diplo, Future, Feature, and Angel Haze. If that's not enough for you, you're…
Scott Lapatine | February 16, 2014 - 10:27 am