The Weeknd News

  • The Weeknd Now A Coachella Headliner
    The Weeknd Now A Coachella Headliner
    Mar 26, 2015 at 02:44pm
    Back in January the line-up for Coachella was revealed, with a few names catching our eye, namely, Drake and The Weeknd. The former collaborators and Canadians were set to play two different days, with The Weeknd's name listed underneath headliner Jack White, and Drake a headliner in his own right.
  • Lollapalooza Reveals 2015 Line-Up
    Lollapalooza Reveals 2015 Line-Up
    Mar 25, 2015 at 09:54am
    Last year Lollapalooza had a headliner that would many most hip-hop fans weak at the knees, with both OutKast and Eminem on the bill. This year they do a 180, with absolutely no hip-hop headliner, although there are rap artists scattered throughout the three-day festival.
  • The Weeknd Debuts A New Song At SXSW
    The Weeknd Debuts A New Song At SXSW
    Mar 20, 2015 at 01:10pm
    Last night (March 19), The Weeknd headlined YouTube's SXSW showcase and treated fans to some new music. The new song, reportedly titled "Mood Music", is produced by Million $ Mano, who was Kanye West's former tour DJ. As far as the "mood" on this one, it's typical XO: late-night/early morning (depressed) vibes, with enough bass to be a club staple. We're not sure "Mood Music" will appear on The Weeknd's next album, but going off the snippets we've heard, it will likely be his next single. 
  • The Weeknd Wins Artist Of The Year At The 2015 Juno Awards
    The Weeknd Wins Artist Of The Year At The 2015 Juno Awards
    Mar 15, 2015 at 11:17pm
    Earlier tonight (March 15), Canadians tuned in to the annual Juno Awards, which is, more or less, the Canadian Grammys. The Weeknd, who hails from Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, was among the night's winners, taking home two Awards.  The Weeknd first grabbed the Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for "Often", which he released last summer, and he ended the night winning Artist of the Year. 
  • The Roots Picnic 2015 Announces Line-Up
    The Roots Picnic 2015 Announces Line-Up
    Mar 11, 2015 at 08:57am
    The Roots will be putting on their 8th annual Roots Picnic this coming summer in Philadelphia. They've tapped a dope line-up for this year, with a mix of rap and r'n'b, mainstream and indie, albeit, mostly indie. The Roots Picnic headliners will be The Roots and The Weeknd. In addition, you'll be able to catch A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Erykah Badu (backed by The Roots), Hudson Mohawke, DJ Mustard, Raury, Bishop Nehru, Marc E. Bassy, Rae Sremmurd and more.
  • Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    Feb 18, 2015 at 01:50pm
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand. When they accomplish that, they can receive a cult-like following because it becomes much bigger than just the music; it becomes the culture.
  • 13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
    13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
    Feb 14, 2015 at 10:26pm
    The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked. In November of 2012 The Weeknd reissued the three mix tapes on the Triology release which donned his face on the cover. He was no longer an anonymous kid from Toronto, he was now a certified star and, in many ways, a sex symbol.
  • The Weeknd Arrested For Allegedly Punching A Police Officer
    The Weeknd Arrested For Allegedly Punching A Police Officer
    Jan 12, 2015 at 05:52pm
    The Weeknd just had a pretty crazy... umm... weekend in Las Vegas, as reports indicate the singer was arrested for striking a police officer on Saturday. 
  • 10 Essential JMSN Tracks
    10 Essential JMSN Tracks
    Jan 11, 2015 at 04:55pm
    JMSN is a name that has been popping up over the past few years, but this Michigan native has actually been active for 10 years now.Mixing soul, R&B and alternative minded music, JMSN receives comparisons to the likes of The Weeknd and even Justin Timberlake. However his production is more reminiscent of Shlohmo or Ta-Ku than anything on pop radio, making his music appeal to the indie audience and those looking for the freshest sounds. Keep in mind that he is a producer as well as a singer, and lays down the beats for most of his songs by being a multi-instrumentalist.
  • 2015 Coachella Line-Up Revealed
    2015 Coachella Line-Up Revealed
    Jan 6, 2015 at 02:10pm
    Now that we've officially ushered in 2015, we can expect Coachella to go down sooner rather than later. The yearly music fest has announced their typically massive three-day line-up today, with tickets going on sale in a day's time.
  • Holiday wRap Up
    Holiday wRap Up
    Dec 26, 2014 at 12:10pm
    Christmas might be over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and well, and let's hope it stay that way for a bit. We've seen rappers give to those who are less fortunate over the holidays, but yesterday, it was all about family and friends. Some of our favorite artists gave us a peak inside their home and their celebrations on Christmas day by sharing photos and video on Instagram. We've rounded it all up for a holiday (w)rap-up, so click through to see photos from Diddy, Tyga, 2 Chainz, The Game, The-Dream, The Weeknd, Drake. Chris Brown, Chief Keef and more.
  • The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    Dec 20, 2014 at 03:19pm
    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. The Allan Slaight Award, named for a Canadian media magnate, was founded in 2010, and given to Drake in 2011. This year, Abel Tesfaye of The Weeknd ha won the award.
  • Toronto Rapper Derek Wise Arrested For Human Trafficking
    Toronto Rapper Derek Wise Arrested For Human Trafficking
    Dec 17, 2014 at 09:47am
    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.
  • Kanye West, Diddy, French Montana And More Show Up To The Weeknd's L.A. Show
    Kanye West, Diddy, French Montana And More Show Up To The Weeknd's L.A. Show
    Oct 10, 2014 at 01:57pm
    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. Kicking off with a Schoolboy Q set that included surprise performances from Tinashe and BJ The Chicago Kid, the concert in L.A. brought out a ton of Abel Tesfaye's famous fans. 
  • Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often"
    Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often"
    Sep 30, 2014 at 09:52am
    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. We'll aim to bring you relatively new and undiscovered producers and remix artists to give your music collection a wider scope. We kick things off with Kygo.
  • The Weeknd To Join Ariana Grande For SNL Performance Tonight
    The Weeknd To Join Ariana Grande For SNL Performance Tonight
    Sep 27, 2014 at 08:01pm
    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.
  • Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    Sep 10, 2014 at 11:44am
    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. 
  • 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
    10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
    Sep 8, 2014 at 03:43pm
    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter. Your mixtape should be a totally uninhibited creative space. A platform where you can impulsively exhibit your talent for a more focused and passionate audience. The mixtape is a very reliable vehicle for hip-hop, especially in the digital era where free information spreads feverishly. In some cases, artists give away music that is significantly more awesome than their commercial releases. It just depends.  
  • The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    Jun 26, 2014 at 12:52am
    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.
  • Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Apr 5, 2014 at 11:34am
    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.
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