The Weeknd

The Weeknd Plays a Destructive “Starboy” in New Video

The Weeknd's Daft Punk-assisted "Starboy" dropped with little warning last week. Now, Hump Day has brought a music video for the single, which is the title track from…
Brian Josephs / September 28, 2016

J. Cole Replaces the Weeknd as Meadows Music and Arts Festival Headliner

Update: The Weeknd revealed that he’s still performing at the Meadows Festival, but at an earlier time slot. The festival's twitter account originally announced that he would "no…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

The Weeknd Releases “Starboy” Single Featuring Daft Punk

Hours after unveiling the art and title of his forthcoming album Starboy, the Weeknd dropped a track by the same name as its first single. The singer also managed to pull…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

The Weeknd Reveals His New Album Starboy

The Weeknd scored four Top 10 hits over the past two years: "The Hills," "Can't Feel My Face," "Earned It," and Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder." His…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights Collaborate on ‘Wild Love’

Cashmere Cat, the Weeknd, and Francis and the Lights just shared their new single "Wild Love." The Weeknd teased the collaboration on his Instagram earlier…
Ilana Kaplan / August 26, 2016

The Weeknd Donates $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

The Weeknd, who's working on his Beauty Behind the Madness follow-up, has donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter Network. The singer himself didn't announce this, but…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

The Weeknd Donated $50,000 to Ethiopic Studies at the University of Toronto

Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, has donated $50,000 to help establish an Ethiopic studies program at the University of Toronto, the Toronto Star reports. The Toronto-born singer is…
Anna Gaca / August 7, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Kanye West and the Weeknd to Headline NYC’s Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Kanye West and the Weeknd will headline the inaugural Meadows Music and Arts Festival, a new fest hosted by Governors Ball organizers Founders Entertainment, which…
Rachel Brodsky / June 21, 2016

The Weeknd and Belly Pull Out of ‘Kimmel’ Performance Due to Trump Presence

Pop star The Weeknd and rapper Belly canceled their recent late night gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, thanks the presence of another guest on the…
Andrew Unterberger / May 26, 2016

Hangout Fest 2016: The Weeknd, Vince Staples, and Jason Isbell Shine After Hours-Long Weather Delay

This past weekend, Hangout Fest returned to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for its seventh go-round, boasting an eclectic lineup and, thanks to its ocean-front location, some…
Dan Reilly / May 23, 2016

Stream the Weeknd’s Haunting Remix of Bryson Tiller’s ‘Rambo’

The Weeknd shared a remix of trap-R&B artist Bryson Tiller's track "Rambo" late on Thursday. The Beauty Behind the Madness singer's take is fittingly haunting, pulling…
James Grebey / March 31, 2016

Watch Eminem Cover the Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ at Lollapalooza Brazil

It seems Eminem is a fan of the Weeknd. Detroit's own Marshall Mathers headlined Lollapalooza Brazil last Saturday, where he surprised São Paulo fans with a performance of the…
Anna Gaca / March 15, 2016

Watch Future’s Performance Featuring the Weeknd on ‘SNL’

Update: Future also briefly appeared on SNL's Weekend Update in a segment called "News From the Future." Watch below. Future was…
Rachel Brodsky / March 6, 2016

The Weeknd Croons His Way Through ‘Earned It’ at the Academy Awards

Fifty Shades of Grey might've cleaned up at the Razzies yesterday, but the soundtrack got some love at the Academy Awards, and the Weeknd was on…
James Grebey / February 28, 2016

The Weeknd Heads to ‘The Hills’ at the BRIT Awards

The Weeknd may have lost the Best International Male trophy to fellow Canadian Justin Bieber at the 2016 Brit Awards, but that didn't stop the Beauty Behind the…
James Grebey / February 24, 2016

The Weeknd Actually Does Bring Out Lauryn Hill for ‘In the Night’ on ‘Fallon’

Five nights ago, Lauryn Hill was an expected surprise guest at the 58th Grammys, after pics had gotten out of her rehearsing with the Weeknd…
Andrew Unterberger / February 20, 2016

Disclosure Remixed Their Own Weeknd-Featuring Single, ‘Nocturnal’

Disclosure just dropped a remix of their own Caracal track "Nocturnal," which features Grammy winner the Weeknd. On the new version of the 2015 album opener,…
Brennan Carley / February 16, 2016

The 2016 Grammy Performances, Ranked From Worst to First

20. The Hollywood Vampires, "As Bad As I Am" / "Ace of Spades" Not bad, per sé, just kinda dispiriting —…
Andrew Unterberger / February 16, 2016

Lauryn Hill Releases Very Defensive Statement About Canceled Grammys Performance

Update: Grammy spokespeople have responded to Lauryn Hill's claims that they advertised her performance, assuring that no such advertisement ever occurred. Speaking to TV Line, a producer…
James Grebey / February 15, 2016
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