The Weeknd News

  • iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More
    iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More
    Jul 30, 2015 at 11:55am
    iHeart Radio's Music Festival is taking place in Las Vegas this year, at the MGM Grand Arena on September 18th and 19th. They've tapped a variety of artists for the line-up, covering all their bases from pop to rap to r'n'b to rock. This year's headliner will be Kanye West, and this will serve as Ye's first time performing in the festival. Alongside Kanye, you can expect performances from The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, Janet Jackson, Disclosure and more. Check out the full line-up for iHeart Radio Music Festival below. 
  • The Weeknd Speaks On "Beauty Behind The Madness" In NY Times Profile
    The Weeknd Speaks On "Beauty Behind The Madness" In NY Times Profile
    Jul 27, 2015 at 01:09pm
    The Weeknd recently announced his new album, a sophomore effort to follow up Kiss Land, or his third album if you count Trilogy.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 25th
    Charts Don't Lie: July 25th
    Jul 25, 2015 at 09:41pm
    It was yet another unpredictable week on the charts, with Meek Mill being dethroned by none other than -- Tyrese? That's right, the veteran R&B star turnt Furious 7 actor has landed his very first number one with his sixth studio album. Meanwhile, Meek Mill keeps the units moving, sticking close at the number three spot. Drake comes in at 9, while the other rap albums were shut out of the top ten once again. As we already know, Future is set to top next week's charts, which will make for yet another consecutive week where a rap or R&B album reigns supreme.
  • Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
    Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
    Jul 24, 2015 at 09:49am
    "Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 18
    Charts Don't Lie: July 18
    Jul 19, 2015 at 09:03pm
    The final week of sales recorded from Tuesday happened last week, and this week's numbers are a weird transitional phase, tacking on a couple of days to bring them around to Friday, resulting in a one-time only 11-day tally. Thus, the results for this cycle are simply beefed up numbers from last week. For the most part, everyone pretty much stays in there place. Meek continued to add to his already impressive sum, while Miguel gave up his number 2 spot to Taylor Swift, putting him at 3.
  • The Weeknd Sets Billboard Record With Top 3 Singles On R&B Charts
    The Weeknd Sets Billboard Record With Top 3 Singles On R&B Charts
    Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00pm
    The Weeknd is slaying the charts so badly right now that he just set an impressive record that’s never been done before. The Canadian crooner has become the very first artist to score the top three slots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart, thanks to his singles “The Hills” (No. 2), “Earned It”  (No. 3), and “Can’t Feel My Face,” which sits at No. 1 (and also No.
  • 5 Things We Want From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    5 Things We Want From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Jul 10, 2015 at 12:20pm
    It'll be almost exactly two years since the release of Kiss Land when The Weeknd's second proper studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness, hits stores, and much has changed in the world of Abel Tesfaye. A collaboration with Ariana Grande, and the Michael Jackson-channeling "I Can't Feel My Face" have found the singer approaching traditional pop songwriting with the help of Max Martin, and proved him capable of playing the charismatic frontman role as well as the disconnected R&B outsider he introduced himself as.
  • The Weeknd's New Album Is Titled "Beauty Behind The Madness," Plus An Expected Release Date
    The Weeknd's New Album Is Titled "Beauty Behind The Madness," Plus An Expected Release Date
    Jul 9, 2015 at 02:44pm
    The Weeknd got the excitement and anticipation going for his third album (following up Trilogy and Kiss Land) with recent leaks like "The Hills" (more of the moody, House of Balloons-Weeknd we know and love) and "Can't Feel My Face" (Michael Jackson-esque, leaning towards radio play, but st
  • Kanye West Is Reportedly The Lone Feature On The Weeknd's Upcoming Album
    Kanye West Is Reportedly The Lone Feature On The Weeknd's Upcoming Album
    Jul 5, 2015 at 09:42pm
    Kanye West will be the lone feature on The Weeknd's forthcoming album, according to English pop star Ed Sheeran. Sheeran revealed the information during an interview on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show earlier this week. He regaled Lowe with a story about the time he got white girl wasted at a party at The Weeknd's house in Toronto during his current worldwide tour. He said The Weeknd told him to come back the next day so that they could write a song together.
  • The Weeknd & Alicia Keys Added To BET Awards Line-Up
    The Weeknd & Alicia Keys Added To BET Awards Line-Up
    Jun 25, 2015 at 07:51pm
    The BET Awards may be a few days away, but they're still rolling out the performers you can expect at this year's event.
  • Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
    Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
    Jun 24, 2015 at 07:18pm
    Jay Z and Budweiser are teaming up for another edition of their Made In America festival, and today they've revealed the 2015 line-up.
  • Top Tracks: June 8- June 14
    Top Tracks: June 8- June 14
    Jun 16, 2015 at 11:53am
    Good news, y’all. We no longer have to write about Weeknd tracks that have been pulled. This past week was a tumultuous one at the top of our Top 100 charts, with dead tracks and other hangers-on being flushed out in a wave of new Weezy music. Let’s get to it. 10) Turk ft. Lil Wayne – You Mad Yet? (Remix)
  • #TBT: The Weeknd's Mixtape Cuts
    #TBT: The Weeknd's Mixtape Cuts
    Jun 11, 2015 at 02:20pm
    In 2011, The Weeknd released a trio of mixtapes that would eventually become known as The Trilogy. Arriving at the same time as electronic music was starting to really blow up in America, the dense, thick, dubby, druggy sound was a huge hit in the underground, and it didn't take long for the mainstream to catch on.
  • Top Tracks: June 1- June 7
    Top Tracks: June 1- June 7
    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:25pm
    After a relatively stagnant week, HNHH readers decided they wanted something new in the first week of June. Let’s get to it: 10) The Weeknd – In The Night This currently-unavailable Weeknd track managed to hold on in spite of a lukewarm reaction from readers. Abel’s latest dropped six spots to land at number 10 in its second week. 9) Juicy J ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Drake – Tryna Fuck
  • Drake & The Weeknd Appear Onstage At Apple Music Launch Event
    Drake & The Weeknd Appear Onstage At Apple Music Launch Event
    Jun 8, 2015 at 04:06pm
    Ever since The Weeknd turned down a deal with OVO, it's been clear that there's some bad blood between him and Drake, but between a recent hint at new collabs and this Apple conference today, it's looking more and more like they've patched things up.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: May 25- May 31
    Top Tracks Of The Week: May 25- May 31
    Jun 1, 2015 at 06:05pm
    10) 50 Cent ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz and T.I. – Get Low Like all of 50’s recent stabs at radio play, this single fell off fast. “Get Low” dropped eight spots from its first-week appearance at number two, landing at the bottom end of our top ten. 9) Jeezy ft. Rich Homie Quan – I Might
  • A History Of Drake Showing Love On Tour
    A History Of Drake Showing Love On Tour
    Jun 1, 2015 at 05:14pm
    Drake stays true to the three words he lent to Juvenile's Rich Gang single "Show Me Love." "I Show Love" is mantra he lives by when he's in the 6 and when he's on the road. Drake rarely mentioned his Canadian identity during the beginning of his career, setting himself apart from most city-repping, street-affiliated rappers. Since, he's gone on to dedicate himself to "the 6," giving Toronto that universally-recognized nickname and anointing himself the "6 God." 
  • 5 Producers The Weeknd Should Work With
    5 Producers The Weeknd Should Work With
    May 26, 2015 at 01:11pm
    Today, The Weeknd came out of hiding and gave us two brand new tracks-- well, they leaked-- sorry Abel. And, as the tracks will likely be taken down, sorry to anyone who doesn't get to preview the new Weeknd sound. Both tracks, "I Can't Feel My Face" and "In the Night" signal a shift in the pop direction for the strung-out, oversexed, but still painfully lonely, Toronto crooner. He sounds more fresh-faced than ever, channeling his inner-MJ-- as he aims for a new level of stardom.
  • The Weeknd & Drake Score MMVA Nominations
    The Weeknd & Drake Score MMVA Nominations
    May 21, 2015 at 04:58pm
    If you grew up in Canada, the Much Music Video Awards are a big deal. Drake and The Weeknd, who both grew up in Toronto, likely spent their formative years watching the station, so they should be happy to hear they've earned a few nominations-- Abel leading the pack with 6. Other big Canadian acts like Arcade Fire, Grimes, Kiesza, and Majid Jordan have earned nods, while P. Reign and Tory Lanez will battle it out in the Hip-Hop Video Of The Year category. Check out the full list of noms below.
  • New Weeknd Album Announced For August, Abel Tesfaye Calls Release Date "False"
    New Weeknd Album Announced For August, Abel Tesfaye Calls Release Date "False"
    May 11, 2015 at 04:38pm
    With all of the hype that's surrounded The Weeknd since his music began surfacing on blogs in early 2011, it's easy to forget that his one actual album, 2013's Kiss Land, underperformed both commercially and critically. This summer, he'll get a chance to avoid the sophomore slump with a new album, which arrives on August 28th. 
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