The Weeknd

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

Video: The Weeknd – MANIA

After dropping the teaser a few days back, the Weeknd has released his short film MANIA. The 12-minute feature is soundtracked by a medley of tracks…
Brian Josephs / November 23, 2016

Watch All the Highlights from the 2016 American Music Awards: Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, Justin Bieber, and More

The American Music Awards boasted an especially star-studded lineup this year. Hosted by Gigi Haddid and Jay Pharaoh, last night's ceremony rewarded Ariana Grande as Artist…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 21, 2016

New Music: The Weeknd – “I Feel It Coming” ft. Daft Punk, “Party Monster” ft. Lana Del Rey

Last night, as promised, The Weeknd released two new songs towards his upcoming album, Starboy. His previously-released title track of the LP is a collaboration with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 18, 2016

The Weeknd Used a Star Dome to Perform “Starboy” at EMAs

The Weeknd's "Starboy" video notably got nominated for Best Music Video at the MTV European Music Awards before it even came out. So, it makes sense that the…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2016

Yes, the Weeknd Named His Album Starboy in Homage to David Bowie

The Weeknd is dropping his new album Starboy on November 25, which means he'll be spending the next few weeks answering a lot of questions. One…
Brian Josephs / November 3, 2016
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