The Weeknd News

  • 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. 
  • Stream Belly's "Up For Days" Feat. The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott & More
    Stream Belly's "Up For Days" Feat. The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott & More
    May 7, 2015 at 05:23pm
    As my Canadian colleague Trevor Smith just reminded me, Toronto's Belly has been around since Scott Storch was a household name, but the latest incarnation of his career might be the one with the most potential to make him blow up.
  • The Weeknd Reportedly Dating Model Bella Hadid
    The Weeknd Reportedly Dating Model Bella Hadid
    May 7, 2015 at 12:54pm
    After a few years of wild world tours, X-rated songs and videos featuring a bevy of attractive women, The Weeknd may have finally entered an exclusive relationship. E! reports that he began dating model Bella Hadid a few weeks back, around the time he headlined a night of Coachella. A source tells the gossip website:
  • Hump Day Playlist
    Hump Day Playlist
    May 6, 2015 at 11:30am
    It's Hump Day on these internets, and while the term actually refers to the fact that once you're over the hump that is Wednesday your week is (basically) over, we're taking it literally. We've curated a great playlist for Hump Day. That means it's all r'n'b-ish music that should get you in the baby-making mood.
  • Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky Among Austin City Limits 2015 Performers
    Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky Among Austin City Limits 2015 Performers
    May 5, 2015 at 05:16pm
    The annual Austin City Limits music festival will be taking place once again this October, and the lineups for both weekends have been revealed today.The fest isn't exactly heavy on rap performers, but there are certainly some heavy hitters in the mix, with Drake, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels, and the quickly ascending Kehlani confirmed as performers.
  • HARD Summer Music Festival Taps The Weeknd, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug & More
    HARD Summer Music Festival Taps The Weeknd, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug & More
    Apr 22, 2015 at 02:33pm
    If you're in the West Coast and you need plans for the weekend of August 1st, well, HARD Summer Music Festival appears to be where it's at. The event just announced the line-up for their two-day festival, and it's a mix of EDM, hip-hop and rock. On August 1st, the headliner is The Weeknd, who will also be joined by ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug, French DJ Brodinski, Salva, Dillon Francis and more. August 2nd finds Jack U headlining, with performances from RL Grime, Die Antwoord, DJ Mustard & friends, Chromeo, Fetty Wap, ILoveMakonnen, LA Leakers and more.
  • The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West At Coachella
    The Weeknd Brings Out Kanye West At Coachella
    Apr 19, 2015 at 11:16am
    The Weeknd has killed it two weekends in a row at Coachella. He called last weekend's performance "the greatest night of my entire life," so fans were expecting something special for weekend #2. It was a one-man show the first time around, but for his return show last night, Abel brought out a very special guest. 
  • Rap Industry Recap: March
    Rap Industry Recap: March
    Apr 1, 2015 at 08:02am
    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.
  • 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.
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