The Weeknd News

  • The Weeknd To Perform At Apple Music Festival
    The Weeknd To Perform At Apple Music Festival
    Sep 2, 2015 at 06:44pm
    Apple announced today that they've added The Weeknd to the roster of artists who will take the stage the inaugural Apple Music Festival. Abel joins Pharrell, Disclosure, The Chemical Brothers, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and more at the 10-day event going down in London at the end of September.  One artist will perform each night at London's historic Roundhouse, with each artist bringing out a special guest to open for them. Pharrell tapped Leon Bridges. The Weeknd's special guest has yet to be announced. Who do you think would be up for the job?
  • The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" By The Numbers
    The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" By The Numbers
    Sep 1, 2015 at 05:14pm
    The Weeknd dropped his highly anticipated second studio album this past Friday. After a long year of straight success, headlining music festivals like Coachella and riding the top of the charts, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd really shows us another side of himself with his latest project, Beauty Behind The Madness. 
  • Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd, Pusha T Star In New Alexander Wang Campaign
    Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd, Pusha T Star In New Alexander Wang Campaign
    Sep 1, 2015 at 02:26pm
    Rappers have become more and more interested in high fashion over the years, with artists like Kanye West becoming directly involved with designer brands. Ye is one of many rap and R&B artists tapped to model in the latest campaign for Alexander Wang, a designer we've heard plenty of praise for in many-rap-lyrics. The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, and Pusha T all appear in new ads, as well as Kim Kardashian, who may not technically be a musician, but has an honorary place in the world of hip-hop through Kanye. 
  • The Weeknd To Perform On SNL
    The Weeknd To Perform On SNL
    Sep 1, 2015 at 01:29pm
    Saturday Night Live kicks its 41st season next month, and among the season's first musical guests is The Weeknd.
  • Review: The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Review: The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Aug 31, 2015 at 07:05pm
    There has been no artist in our culture that has had a more storied four years than The Weeknd. The Scarborough, Canada native currently sits in a pop music position that he probably never had imagined himself in. When House Of Balloons dropped in March of 2011, no one knew who or what The Weeknd was. He was, literally, a faceless voice that made music about the raw realities of being a young man growing up in a small, drug-driven, lust-crazed environment.
  • The Weeknd Talks "BBTM," Working With Kanye West, Influences
    The Weeknd Talks "BBTM," Working With Kanye West, Influences
    Aug 31, 2015 at 02:41pm
    The Weeknd's sophomore album Beauty Behind the Madness is the latest chapter in the story of his mercurial rise to stardom. In a new interview with Pitchfork, he delved into his mindset that informed the album, described what it was like to work with Kanye West, and opened up about his artistic influences and ambitions.
  • Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
    Watch Performances From The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky & More At The 2015 MTV VMAs
    Aug 31, 2015 at 01:10pm
    As we detailed in our recap of noteworthy moments from last night's MTV VMAs, the event wasn't super hip-hop-oriented, but nevertheless we got a few performances from some of our favorite acts, and Kanye West was there, so, that was cool.
  • First Week Sales Projections For The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    First Week Sales Projections For The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Aug 28, 2015 at 05:50pm
    The Weeknd had an ideal ramp up in advance of Beauty Behind the Madness, putting out some monster records in "Earned It," "The Hills," & "Can't Feel My Face" (plus appearing on Ariana Grande's megahit "Love Me Harder") that elevated the public profile of the album and promised to give its sales a hefty boost. Early projections now have BBTM headed for a first week with 250,000 sales, according to HDD.
  •  The People Behind The Madness
    The People Behind The Madness
    Aug 28, 2015 at 03:00pm
    The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness is out today, and there were a ton of talented hands on the project. Of course, you know the megastars like Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, and Lana Del Rey, but there are also a slew of lesser known producers and writers that helped to shape this massive 2015 release.
  • Stream The Weeknd's New Album "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Stream The Weeknd's New Album "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Aug 28, 2015 at 04:11am
    The time has come. The Weeknd’s highly anticipated second studio LP, Beauty Behind The Madness, has officially dropped on iTunes today. Laced with 14 records, the follow up to 2013’s Kiss Land features guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, Labrinth, and Lana Del Ray. Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Kanye West, Mike Dean, Max Martin, and more.
  • LyriQuiz: The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
    LyriQuiz: The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
    Aug 27, 2015 at 03:21pm
    The official release of The Weeknd's sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is right around the corner. With the album hitting shelves and the e-streets tomorrow, we're taking things back today to see how well you remember some of the r'n'b singers early material. 
  • The Weeknd Covers Billboard Magazine
    The Weeknd Covers Billboard Magazine
    Aug 26, 2015 at 10:20pm
    The Weeknd has pretty much owned the Billboard charts this summer with smash hits like “The Hills” & “Can’t Feel My Face,” so with his album dropping on Friday (8/28) it’s only fitting that the Toronto crooner graces the front cover of the magazine’s latest issue.
  • The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015
    The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell To Perform At MTV VMAs 2015
    Aug 25, 2015 at 08:07pm
    With his album release set for this Friday and plenty of hits on the Billboard chart, The Weeknd is having a pretty solid week. He'll cap things off by performing on the MTV Video Music Awards this week, which should be a pretty eventful night.
  • The Weeknd Streams Snippets Of Every "Beauty Behind The Madness" Track
    The Weeknd Streams Snippets Of Every "Beauty Behind The Madness" Track
    Aug 21, 2015 at 05:16pm
    As many of you have deemed necessary to point out in the comments section of every article we've posted today, The Weeknd's new album Beauty Behind The Madness leaked earlier today. Unfortunately, we'd be up to our asses in lawyers if we tried to post the full thing, so you're just going to have to settle for this: a preview of the full project that clocks in around 48 minutes shorter than the actual thing.
  • The Weeknd Announces "The Madness" Fall Tour With Travi$ Scott & Banks
    The Weeknd Announces "The Madness" Fall Tour With Travi$ Scott & Banks
    Aug 20, 2015 at 04:34pm
    The Weeknd is going on tour. "The Madness" tour will hit 22 cities in the United States and Canada, starting off on November 3 in Toronto and wrapping up December 19 in Miami. Twitter posts from Travi$ Scott and Banks corroborate earlier rumors that they will be opening for Abel. Nothing has been 100% confirmed but it certainly looks like they'll be joining him.
  • The Weeknd Models Kanye West's Adidas Collection For GQ
    The Weeknd Models Kanye West's Adidas Collection For GQ
    Aug 18, 2015 at 09:38am
    The Weeknd, as we read during his NYTimes profile, is attempting to evolve and thus come out of his shell a bit more with his upcoming album Beauty Behind the Madness. We've already seen evidence of this, not only with the New York Times interview, but the 
  • The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" Hits Number One On The Hot 100
    The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" Hits Number One On The Hot 100
    Aug 10, 2015 at 04:44pm
    Just hours after I heard it blare from speakers behind the counter of a Subway on my lunch break, The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" has officially achieved the benchmark that we've all been expecting it to reach: the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Billboard reports that the song just dethroned OMI's "Cheerleader," which spent four weeks at the top.
  • The Weeknd To Perform At The MTV VMAs
    The Weeknd To Perform At The MTV VMAs
    Aug 4, 2015 at 03:59pm
    The 2015 MTV VMAs got off to a rocky start, when Nicki Minaj dragged the annual music video awards through the mud for their lack of "Anaconda" in their Video of the Year nominations.
  • The Weeknd Shares "Beauty Behind The Madness" Tracklist
    The Weeknd Shares "Beauty Behind The Madness" Tracklist
    Aug 4, 2015 at 09:41am
    We haven't gotten a new full length from The Weeknd in almost two years, and with three of his new singles ("THe Hills," "Earned It" and "Can't Feel My Face") currently tearing up the charts, he couldn't be dropping Beauty Behind The Madness at a better time. Arriving on August 28th, the album will only have one feature, as revealed by the just released tracklist. It'll come from another artist who rose from the shadows of dark, mysterious early recordings to become a star in her own right, Lana Del Rey. View the full thing below.
  • Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
    Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
    Aug 2, 2015 at 07:31pm
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
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