The Weeknd Pleads No Contest To Punching Officer Back In January
Remember back in January when The Weeknd was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly punching an officer in the head? Well like most of us, Abel was forced to go to court on Thursday to face a judge for his actions, but ended up pleading no contest for it anyways.
Charts Don't Lie: October 21st
Last week belonged to The Game, who released The Documentary 2, the long-awaited sequel to his beloved debut, and the first of two new projects. Game's numbers weren't big enough to surpass Selena Gomez' Revival, but with The Documentary 2.5 releasing on Friday, he's doing alright for himself. Elsewhere on the charts, The Weeknd has continued to pull in big numbers, while J. Cole has proven his longevity, outlasting competitors like Nicki Minaj to be the only 2014 release within the top 40.Check out the full stats below.
The Weeknd Covers Rolling Stone
The Weeknd just keeps taking Ws. The singer hasn't let go of Billboard's #1 on the Hot 100 with his massive single "The Hills," which recently became even more massive thanks to two remixes, one from Eminem and one from Nicki Minaj. He's also made a very big effort to come out of his shell and do more promo, which means we've been seeing him on more magazine covers than ever before. Today the r'n'b sensation has revealed his new cover of Rolling Stone magazine. He posted the cover on Instagram with the caption, "i'm still shaking... proudest moment of my career."
The Weeknd Shuts Drake's "Hotline Bling" Out Of The No. 1 Spot For Another Week
Drake talks a lot about his accomplishments (though he'll claim otherwise), and while he has a Grammy and a hundred Hot 100 placements to his name, he's still not able to brag about topping the Billboard singles charts -- because he never has. "Hotline Bling" is the closest Drizzy has come to claiming the top spot (as a lead artist) since "Best I Ever Had" in 2009, and -- as he shared on Instagram recently -- he's hoping that this is the one to go all the way.
Charts Don't Lie: October 14
The biggest story in this week's charts is the triumphant return of Janet Jackson, who -- as she should -- takes the top spot this week, making her one of three artists who has scored number one albums over the last four decades. It kicked off a very rap and R&B-heavy top 5, followed by The Weekend, Drake & Future, and Fetty Wap. Take a look at the full breakdown below.
Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Perform "The Hills" Remix On Saturday Night Live
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"
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 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
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 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
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
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
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"
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
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.
Wiz Khalifa Confirms Collaboration With The Weeknd On His New Album
Wiz Khalifa dropped off a new collaboration on his birthday yesterday, "No Social Media" featuring Snoop Dogg.
The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Make It Official
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
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
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.