The Weeknd News

  • 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.
  • Cover of Toronto Sounds: A Look At The Relationship Between Drake & The Weeknd
    Since 2011, Drake and The Weeknd have dominated the thriving hip-hop/R&B scene in Toronto, though their 
relationship hasn't always been squeaky clean. Now, with The Weeknd's new album out today, and Drake's following soon after, the spotlight has never been brighter.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Talks On "Blacc Hollywood," Says The Weeknd Will Be On It
    Wiz Khalifa has recently been getting back into the groove of things, dropping two new tracks in the past two weeks.
  • Cover of Stream The Weeknd's "Kiss Land" In Its Entirety
    The Weeknd's second album is due out next week, but after an early leak, the singer has made the project available to stream on NPR. After the release of the album, he'll be heading out on an ambitious "The Fall" tour. Listen to Kiss Land here, how does it stack up next to his previous releases?
  • Cover of Tracklist Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land" [Update: Deluxe Edition Added With Features]
    The Weeknd is finally ready to release his major label debut album, Kiss Land, on September 10th. We've seen the cover art circulating for awhile now, but today we get a glimpse at the official tracklist.
  • Cover of Drake Brings Out Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Many More For OVO Fest [Update: More Footage Added, Drake Talks On Kanye]
  • Cover of Drake & The Weeknd Back In The Studio Together
    Some things are the same. Drake and the Weeknd were known not only for showing a whole lot of "Crew Love," but also being a pretty unstoppable songwriting team, as evidenced by some of the best moments on Drizzy's Take Care (otherwise known as rap's Songs In The Key Of Life).
  • Cover of Cover Art Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
    Originally the label had wanted a release in the Fall, but the Weeknd pushed it up to the end of the summer, and now we get a look at the artwork for Kiss Land. 
  • Cover of The Weeknd Covers Complex Magazine, Does His First Interview Ever
    The Weeknd is known to be a mysterious character, shying away from the usual spotlight requirements of interviews, vlogs, or anything that really shows us who The Weeknd is-- unless it's his music.
  • Cover of Tentative Release Date Revealed For The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
    Despite teasing fans with plenty of material, The Weeknd has yet to announce an official release date for his sophomore album (yes, we're calling Trilogy his debut for lack of a better categorization), but according to Best Buy and Amazon, the album is listed as an August 27th release.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces "The Fall Tour" After The Release Of "Kiss Land"
    The Weeknd has some big months ahead of him, with the announcement of "The Fall Tour," following the release of Kiss Land at the end of the summer.
  • Cover of The Weeknd's "Trilogy" Goes Gold [Update: Certified Platinum]
    The Weeknd's debut major label release has already been certified gold, since being released on November 13th, 2012. The young Toronto r'n'b singer saw early success with his mixtape series, and soon turned the tapes into a whole project released as Trilogy.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: May 13-19
    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 BTS Photos: Video Shoot For French Montana's "Gifted" With The Weeknd & Baby Tigers
    We saw when French Montana revealed the official tracklist for Excuse My French that there's a collaboration with the elusive Toronto singer, The Weeknd on it. It turns out the two are also shooting a music video for the single, "Gifted."
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces New Album Title
    Considering The Weeknd blessed us with 3 mixtapes worth of material in 2011, it's been a minute since we've got a full project from Abel. The XO singer announced that the follow up to last year's mixtape
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: March 17th
    As the past few months have been slow all-around when it comes to music, we are not seeing many, if any, new hip-hop entries on the charts. However this shortage of music is coming to a close; the past week or two have seen many big songs drop, and a mixtape or three.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: March 3rd
    The spike in album sales we saw accompany the Grammys and Valentine's Day has now subsided, with overall album sales having decreased by 20% over the week.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 18-24
    This new 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 Lyrics Of The Week: February 15-22
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days. Generally, specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Lil' Wayne's recent Emmett Till controversy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Juicy J Reveals Artwork For New Single With The Weeknd
    Juicy J is readying his Taylor Gang debut, and after blessing us with the certified bangers "Bands A Make Her Dance", and "Show Out", Juicy is now teaming up with Abel Tesfaye for what we can expect to be a more subdued track titled "One Of Those Nights".
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