The Weeknd News

Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible Feb 11, 2016 at 06:11pm
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
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. 
35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat
35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat May 11, 2016 at 06:19pm
Snapchat is bigger than ever, and if you haven't been keeping up with it, you may not know just how many artists have hopped on board and created accounts. Of course, not everyone is as much of a natural as DJ Khaled, but there is a wide selection of musicians now active on Snap, and since they're still not that easily searchable within the app, we've decided to round up a few of the people we've been following.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015 Dec 21, 2015 at 04:05pm
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd Feb 14, 2015 at 10:26pm
The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked. In November of 2012 The Weeknd reissued the three mix tapes on the Triology release which donned his face on the cover. He was no longer an anonymous kid from Toronto, he was now a certified star and, in many ways, a sex symbol.
Watch All The Performances From The 2016 Grammy’s
Watch All The Performances From The 2016 Grammy’s Feb 15, 2016 at 08:44pm
The 2016 Grammy’s are underway on CBS right now, and as usual, there’s a star-studded list of performers set to take the stage this year. Look for performances from Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd​, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes, Miguel, and more. In addition, Lady Gaga is scheduled to pay homage to David Bowie with a tribute, while there will also be a B.B. King tribute done by Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., and Chris Stapleton. 
Toronto Sounds: A Look At The Relationship Between Drake & The Weeknd
Toronto Sounds: A Look At The Relationship Between Drake & The Weeknd Sep 10, 2013 at 12:19pm
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. Will Drizzy and The Weeknd continue to feed off each other?
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.
Meek Mill Wins Top Rap Album At Billboard Music Awards, Drake Is Top Rap Artist
Meek Mill Wins Top Rap Album At Billboard Music Awards, Drake Is Top Rap Artist May 23, 2016 at 12:01am
Another week, another award show. Tonight it was the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Vegas, and of course, the majority of the nominations went to major artists who have spent a good deal of time in the Hot 100 singles chart and/or the Billboard 200 albums chart over the past year. Though a relatively small group of hip-hop artists were represented at this year's show, there were still a few surprise award-winners. The most unexpected result came in the category of Top Rap Album, as the award was given to Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money. 
Stream The Weeknd's "Starboy" Album
Stream The Weeknd's "Starboy" Album Nov 24, 2016 at 11:05pm
Here it is. After months of promotion, which included four singles, SNL & AMA performances, & a short film called "M A N I A," The Weeknd's highly anticipated third studio album, Starboy, has officially arrived on iTunes.
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.
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.
Drake Brings Out Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Many More For OVO Fest [Update: More Footage Added, Drake Talks On Kanye]
Drake Brings Out Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Many More For OVO Fest [Update: More Footage Added, Drake Talks On Kanye] Aug 6, 2013 at 11:42am
 Drake's annual OVO Fest went down tonight in Toronto, and it sure was an All-Star event. After having to cancel Saturday's lineup because of Frank Ocean's vocal chord injury, OVO Fest continued on Sunday with James Blake, and company. And for tonight's finale, he's already brought out an all star cast consisting of J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Wale, TLC, Diddy, Mase, The Weeknd, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, and who else? Kanye West. Yessir, Drizzy brought out Kanye who performed "New Slaves", "All Of The Lights", and more for the wildly amped crowd.
14 Artists That Drake Co-Signed
14 Artists That Drake Co-Signed Apr 12, 2016 at 01:39pm
A Drake co-sign will put you on the map, straight up. It's happened for many artists over the past half-decade or so. The Weeknd was only brought into the mainstream spotlight when Drake appeared on his sophomore mixtape Thursday. Migos stock skyrocketed after Drizzy jumped on "Versace." Even the likes of dancehall star Popcaan has been able to crossover into the American mainstream after garnering attention from Drake.
The Weeknd Announces "The Madness" Fall Tour With Travi$ 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.
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.
Review: The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness"
Review: The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Aug 31, 2015 at 07:05pm
There has been no artist in our culture that has had a more storied four years than The Weeknd. The Scarborough, Canada native currently sits in a pop music position that he probably never had imagined himself in. When House Of Balloons dropped in March of 2011, no one knew who or what The Weeknd was. He was, literally, a faceless voice that made music about the raw realities of being a young man growing up in a small, drug-driven, lust-crazed environment.
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced Dec 7, 2015 at 09:07am
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are going down on February 15th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the nominations have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd nabbing quite a few-- Kendrick has eleven nominations, while The Weeknd has seven. The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" is up for Record of the Year, against Ed Sheeran ("Thinking Out Loud"), Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk"), Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") and D'Angelo and the Vanguard ("Really Love").
Kanye West Is Reportedly The Lone Feature On The Weeknd's Upcoming Album
Kanye West Is Reportedly The Lone Feature On The Weeknd's Upcoming Album Jul 5, 2015 at 09:42pm
Kanye West will be the lone feature on The Weeknd's forthcoming album, according to English pop star Ed Sheeran. Sheeran revealed the information during an interview on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show earlier this week. He regaled Lowe with a story about the time he got white girl wasted at a party at The Weeknd's house in Toronto during his current worldwide tour. He said The Weeknd told him to come back the next day so that they could write a song together.