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The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Perform "The Hills" Remix On Saturday Night Live
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Perform "The Hills" Remix On Saturday Night Live Oct 11, 2015 at 10:27am
The Weeknd surprised fans with two huge remixes of his number one smash, "The Hills," last night, but he could only bring out one of the two A-listers out on SNL last night. He made the right choice, asking Nicki Minaj to come through to spit her new verse on the song. 
Listen To Both Eminem & Nicki Minaj's Remixes Of The Weeknd's "The Hills"
Listen To Both Eminem & Nicki Minaj's Remixes Of The Weeknd's "The Hills" Oct 10, 2015 at 11:30pm
We just got word from Nicki Minaj that we will be able to purchase her remix of The Weeknd's smash hit "The Hills" tonight at midnight. And, indeed, you now can listen to said remix on iTunes. But wait -- there's another "Hills" remix listed above Nicki's, and it comes from an even more unexpected star: Eminem. 
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj To Release "The Hills" Remix Tonight
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj To Release "The Hills" Remix Tonight Oct 10, 2015 at 09:42pm
The Weeknd has gotten Nicki Minaj on "The Hills" remix. His recent chart-topping album, Beauty Behind the Madness, didn't include any rapping features, but a Nicki Minaj verse on top of one of the album's biggest hits will definitely suffice.  Nicki Minaj shared a picture of her and The Weeknd, and if you were able to peel your eyes away from her chest area, you would've seen that she wrote that her remix to "The Hills" will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight. 
Charts Don't Lie: September 30
Charts Don't Lie: September 30 Sep 30, 2015 at 05:41pm
Last week belonged to Drake and Future, and while their numbers didn't live up to the inflated projections, they still managed to keep Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, and the persistent Beauty Behind The Madness out of the top spot. Miller's major label debut came in at number 3, a little lower than his previous independent offering, but we're sure the new money behind him will keep the gears moving throughout the year.
The Weeknd Replaces Himself At #1 On Billboard Top 100 With "The Hills"
The Weeknd Replaces Himself At #1 On Billboard Top 100 With "The Hills" Sep 22, 2015 at 09:15am
The Weeknd has been riding high off the success off his new album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which as he tweeted yesterday, has been keeping the #1 spot on lock for three weeks in a row. That's not his only feat though, as all the records off the album were charting on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 50.
Charts Don't Lie: September 12
Charts Don't Lie: September 12 Sep 13, 2015 at 11:02pm
The big success story this week is The Weeknd. We really should have seen it coming. Abel has had four singles floating on the Hot 100 for the last little while, and going into this week he had the number one song in the country. Beauty Behind The Madness has become his first number one album, and from the looks of it, it'll be selling for a while to come. Especially judging by the potential smashes yet to come.
Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More Show Up To Alexander Wang's NYFW Show
Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More Show Up To Alexander Wang's NYFW Show Sep 13, 2015 at 11:03am
Alexander Wang's show was the big event at New York Fashion Week Saturday night, and as Wang tends to be a favorite among rappers, there were many artists both in attendance and performing at the show and after party.Spectators included Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Christina Milian, Karrueche, and the now very open couple, Tyga and Kylie Jenner.
Nicki Minaj Hints At Possible Collaboration With The Weeknd
Nicki Minaj Hints At Possible Collaboration With The Weeknd Sep 13, 2015 at 12:01am
Though most of Nicki Minaj's time in NYC, as part of New York Fashion Week, will likely be spent doing magazine shoots and schmoozing with top designers, the occasion also gives her the chance to link up with her fellow stars and talk potential collaborations. It appears she did just that at tonight's Alexander Wang show, as she posted a picture alongside The Weeknd, hot off his #1 album Beauty Behind the Madness, and wrote, "Stay tuned," hinting at a future collaboration with Abel.  
Here Are Travi$ Scott's First Week Sales For "Rodeo"
Here Are Travi$ Scott's First Week Sales For "Rodeo" Sep 12, 2015 at 09:32am
It was tough to gauge how much Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo" would pull in its first week. It seemed to have an immense amount of hype, but internet excitement doesn't always necessarily equal high sales numbers, especially for a debut album -- plus, he didn't have a big single. However, Scott pulled through, moving a solid 74,941 copies of his LP, with streams beefing that number up to 90,940.
All 14 Songs From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Have Now Charted
All 14 Songs From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Have Now Charted Sep 10, 2015 at 03:31pm
Betweeen "Can't Feel My Face," "Earned It," and "The Hills," The Weeknd was already dominating the charts before Beauty Behind the Madness even came out. But few could have predicted the utter dominance that has gone down since the album dropped -- every song on the album has spent time on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Top 50 as of the most current (Sept. 19) edition.
The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Make It Official
The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Make It Official Sep 9, 2015 at 12:20pm
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid have been a rumored couple for a minute, we actually reported on this back in May. However, it has never been confirmed officially by the couple, nor have we ever seen any signs of PDA from the two-- there were just subtle Instagram posts back-and-forth, and the usual gossip mill.
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn Sep 8, 2015 at 05:01pm
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.
Stream Made In America Fest Featuring Future, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce & More
Stream Made In America Fest Featuring Future, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce & More Sep 5, 2015 at 05:28pm
You may have already assumed that the Made It In America festival would be a Tidal exclusive stream, but while the streaming service is providing the festival feed, you won't need a subscription to watch it all go down.Check out live streams of both stages from the festival below, where you'll see performances from the likes of Future, Meek Mill, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Beyonce, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Big Sean, and many more.
The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" First Week Sales Are In
The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" First Week Sales Are In Sep 4, 2015 at 05:41pm
The Weeknd has been having a strong year, building his already strong fanbase into something bigger with his ventures into bright, pop-leaning territory. "I Can't Feel My Face" is currently the #1 song in the country, and that's far from his only contribution to the current charts.
Ranking The Features On Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo"
Ranking The Features On Travi$ Scott's "Rodeo" Sep 4, 2015 at 04:23pm
Rodeo just dropped, and along with Travi$ Scott's virtuoso artistry, there are loads of quality features on the album. From R&B crooner The Weeknd, to the indie icon Toro Y Moi, newer rappers like Quavo and Swae Lee, to established cats like Juicy J, the album boasts a variety of guests who offer their own style to the tracks.
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.