The Weeknd News

  • 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.
  • iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More
    iHeart Radio Music Festival Taps Kanye West, The Weeknd, Lil Wayne & More
    Jul 30, 2015 at 11:55am
    iHeart Radio's Music Festival is taking place in Las Vegas this year, at the MGM Grand Arena on September 18th and 19th. They've tapped a variety of artists for the line-up, covering all their bases from pop to rap to r'n'b to rock. This year's headliner will be Kanye West, and this will serve as Ye's first time performing in the festival. Alongside Kanye, you can expect performances from The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, Janet Jackson, Disclosure and more. Check out the full line-up for iHeart Radio Music Festival below. 
  • The Weeknd Speaks On "Beauty Behind The Madness" In NY Times Profile
    The Weeknd Speaks On "Beauty Behind The Madness" In NY Times Profile
    Jul 27, 2015 at 01:09pm
    The Weeknd recently announced his new album, a sophomore effort to follow up Kiss Land, or his third album if you count Trilogy.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 25th
    Charts Don't Lie: July 25th
    Jul 25, 2015 at 09:41pm
    It was yet another unpredictable week on the charts, with Meek Mill being dethroned by none other than -- Tyrese? That's right, the veteran R&B star turnt Furious 7 actor has landed his very first number one with his sixth studio album. Meanwhile, Meek Mill keeps the units moving, sticking close at the number three spot. Drake comes in at 9, while the other rap albums were shut out of the top ten once again. As we already know, Future is set to top next week's charts, which will make for yet another consecutive week where a rap or R&B album reigns supreme.
  • Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
    Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
    Jul 24, 2015 at 09:49am
    "Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify.
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 18
    Charts Don't Lie: July 18
    Jul 19, 2015 at 09:03pm
    The final week of sales recorded from Tuesday happened last week, and this week's numbers are a weird transitional phase, tacking on a couple of days to bring them around to Friday, resulting in a one-time only 11-day tally. Thus, the results for this cycle are simply beefed up numbers from last week. For the most part, everyone pretty much stays in there place. Meek continued to add to his already impressive sum, while Miguel gave up his number 2 spot to Taylor Swift, putting him at 3.
  • The Weeknd Sets Billboard Record With Top 3 Singles On R&B Charts
    The Weeknd Sets Billboard Record With Top 3 Singles On R&B Charts
    Jul 15, 2015 at 10:00pm
    The Weeknd is slaying the charts so badly right now that he just set an impressive record that’s never been done before. The Canadian crooner has become the very first artist to score the top three slots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart, thanks to his singles “The Hills” (No. 2), “Earned It”  (No. 3), and “Can’t Feel My Face,” which sits at No. 1 (and also No.
  • 5 Things We Want From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    5 Things We Want From The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
    Jul 10, 2015 at 12:20pm
    It'll be almost exactly two years since the release of Kiss Land when The Weeknd's second proper studio album, Beauty Behind The Madness, hits stores, and much has changed in the world of Abel Tesfaye. A collaboration with Ariana Grande, and the Michael Jackson-channeling "I Can't Feel My Face" have found the singer approaching traditional pop songwriting with the help of Max Martin, and proved him capable of playing the charismatic frontman role as well as the disconnected R&B outsider he introduced himself as.
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