The Weeknd

New Music: Stream Future’s HNDRXX, His Second Album Released in a Week

Just a week after the release of his self-titled album, Future is back with another 17-track album, HNDRXX. Unlike FUTURE, the new album has guest…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 24, 2017

Video: The Weeknd’s “Reminder” Video Features Drake, YG, and Plenty of Cameos

Today is the Weeknd's 27th birthday, so the charitable Canadian has decided to drop the video for "Reminder," a smooth cut from the overstuffed Starboy. The Kid Studio-directed…
Brian Josephs / February 16, 2017

The Weeknd Has Now Maybe Dissed Justin Bieber Over Selena Gomez

It looks like we're in for a good beef between the Weeknd and Justin Bieber. The former is featured on Toronto artist Nav's new song "Some Way,"
Brian Josephs / February 15, 2017

Grammys 2017: Watch The Weeknd and Daft Punk Perform “I Feel It Coming”

Capping a whirlwind 2016, the Weeknd performed "I Feel It Coming" and "Starboy with Daft Punk at tonight's Grammy Awards. Following Daft Punk's Album of the Year…
Rob Arcand / February 12, 2017

Extremely Real Celeb Insider: The Weeknd and Selena Gomez “Laugh and Like Each Other’s Personalities”

The last we heard from The Weeknd and Selena Gomez, they were kissing each other next to a dumpster outside a fancy restaurant in Los…
Jordan Sargent / January 26, 2017

Lollapalooza Festival Expands to Paris, Adds Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Weeknd to Headline

Before Lollapalooza announces the lineup for its Chicago festival, the organizers have revealed the slate of performers for its inaugural Paris edition. The festival—which takes place…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

A Good Song Makes the Weeknd Literally Horny

Today, GQ dropped a new profile of the Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye and reigning "Emily Dickinson of post–R. Kelly deviant-sex R&B singers" according to the mag. The profile…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 12, 2017

Video: The Weeknd – “Party Monster”

Drive, the Wachowskis's movie of Speed Racer, and the video for Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" video are just some of the visual reference points for the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 12, 2017

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez Would Like to Inform You That They Are Kissing

Why is it news that Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are kissing each other on the face? Because they want it to be. As TMZ…
Jordan Sargent / January 11, 2017

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Reaches Top of Charts, Giving Daft Punk Their First #1 Hit

Today, Billboard revealed that Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles"—SPIN's Song of the Year—is no longer the No. 1 song in the country after reigning for six weeks. The Weeknd's…
Brian Josephs / December 27, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The Weeknd Originally Wanted Starboy to Be a Chicago House Album

Despite the extroverted, steamy energy of his music, Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, is reticent and elusive in real life. But he was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 12, 2016

Every Song From the Weeknd’s Starboy Debuted on the Hot 100

You know you're a Toronto pop star when you overstuff your album to pimp streaming numbers. Following in Drake and Tory Lanez's footsteps, the Weeknd…
Brian Josephs / December 5, 2016

Review: The Weeknd’s Starboy Offers the Same Old Lechery Between Great Pop Singles

The Weeknd’s new album extends to you a simple deal. You can, with ease, accept two handfuls of the finest pop songs that the great, whirring…
Jordan Sargent / November 29, 2016

Watch the Weeknd Perform “Starboy” on Ellen

In just a few years, the Weeknd has gone from mysterious Lothario to a featured Starboy on Ellen. "He's been compared to everyone from Michael Jackson to Prince,"
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2016
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