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  • Cover of The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    If you see the phrase "young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration," you're probably thinking to yourself, "there ain't no award for that." However, it turns out that in Canada, there is.
  • Cover of Toronto Rapper Derek Wise Arrested For Human Trafficking
    Derek Wise, real name, Derek Bissue, hasn't really had his break as a rapper yet, and if these charges stick, it'll definitely put a halt on his come up.
  • Cover of Kanye West, Diddy, French Montana And More Show Up To The Weeknd's L.A. Show
    The Weeknd's huge, successful "King Of The Fall" tour comes to a close tonight in San Francisco, and last night might have been the tour's biggest show yet.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often"
    Today we're introducing a new weekly series, Remix Fix, which will aim to bring you dope, fresh remixes of some of your favorite hip-hop and r'n'b records, for a little something different each week.
  • Cover of The Weeknd To Join Ariana Grande For SNL Performance Tonight
    The Weeknd made a surprising appearance on Ariana Grande's smash album, My Everything this year, guesting on the pop duet, "Love Me Harder", and it seems he'll be making yet another unexpected appearance tonight on SNL for the song's live incarnation.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    The Weeknd is embarking on a mini "King Of The Fall" tour on September 19th, when he'll hit four different cities for a "special live one-night event", accompanied by ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko. 
  • Cover of 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    With The Weeknd surprising fans the other night with the release of his newest record “Often”, no one thought he’d be back tonight with another surprise announcement for us.
  • Cover of Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake and The Weeknd just spent the last 6 weeks touring Europe, and have now arrived back in their beloved hometown of Toronto (or should we say, "the 6"). To celebrate the occasion, the OVOXO duo threw a homecoming party at Drizzy's favorite spot, Muzik Nightclub.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Ty Dolla $ign's buzz continues to grow more and more with each of his releases, including the recent remix of his "Or Nah" single with The Weeknd. As it turns out, another Toronto native will be hopping on the track for the official remix, you can probably guess his name. 
  • Cover of The Weeknd's Spring 2014 XO Clothing Collection Drops Tomorrow
    The Weeknd has been pretty silent since the release of last year's Kiss Land, but last week he dropped a brand new "Drunk In Love" remix on his birthday. The Toronto is taking advantage of the hype around the mix, announcing that the spring collection of his XO-branded clothing will be released tomorrow.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon
    Ty Dolla $ign's "Or Nah" seems to be the track from his new Beach House EP that is getting the most traction in the clubs, but it will be getting even more attention once the official remix drops. 
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: November 11-17
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of The Weeknd To Open For Justin Timberlake On U.S. Leg Of Tour
    Looks like Drake isn't the only big artist The Weeknd will be supporting on tour this year. Abel will link up with Justin Timberlake for a selection of U.S. dates this month, just after completing his own headlining tour.
  • Cover of Drake Announces “Would You Like a Tour?” European Dates w/ The Weeknd
    After what may or may not have been a listener-constructed beef between Drake and The Weeknd, the two seem to be on good terms. As successful as the current lineup of Drizzy, Miguel, and Future, has turned out, the OVO rapper has decided to bring Abel on the European leg of his "Would You Like A Tour?". 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 13
    The past two weeks were dominated by Drake, who in turn dominated the charts with Nothing Was The Same. Now Justin Timberlake has taken over, with the release of  The 20/20 Experience 2, his second album in the span of a year, and his second album to debut at #1 in that same time.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: October 6
    This past week the Drake frenzy surrounding Nothing Was The Same came to a peak when the actual first week sales were released. The rapper's album had the best opening week of this year second to Justin Timberlake's come back effort-- he even topped Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail first week sales.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: September 29
    This week has been Drizzy Drake everything, with the official release of Nothing Was The Same and a bunch of promo for it. Drake has not started taking over the charts yet, but that will change next week when we get the results of his first week sales.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Offers "Kiss Land" Condoms On Tour
    The Weeknd's music is liable to be played during a baby-making session, so the r'n'b artist is preparing his fans for that exact situation by making Kiss Land condoms available on his tour.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 22
    This past week The Weeknd dominated the charts, although he was outshone only by country star Keith Urban. The race between the country star and r'n'b star was a close one, with 3,000 units making the difference for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200.
  • Cover of Origins: The Samples From The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
    We know that The Weeknd is not considered hip hop, but you can't escape Kiss Land as a great production piece. The Weeknd is known to be one of the new faces of R&B and Drake's go-to guy for an R&B feature.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz & The Weeknd's First Week Sales Revealed
    Looks like 2 Chainz won't have to buy himself a new whip this week. The Me Time rapper expressed frustration over his underwhelming projected sales in a recent interview, which he attributed to an undershipment of the album.
  • Cover of Review: The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
    Fame is a helluva drug for any celebrity. For some, it's a way of giving voice to a worthy cause. For others, it's a license to do and say whatever they feel or pursue any artistic path they choose. With The Weeknd, fame could be downright scary.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Reveals Origin Of Name, "House Of Balloon" Whereabouts & More On Reddit
     Following the likes of Chance the Rapper and Big Boi, The Weeknd was the latest artist to partake in Reddit‘s AMA (Ask Me Anything) segment. An open forum, where fans can ask questions directly and get a personal response.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For 2 Chainz "B.O.A.T.S. II" & The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
    Both The Weeknd and 2 Chainz delivered new albums yesterday, September 10th, and today we have the projections for either project.
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