Posts tagged "The Weeknd"

Kiesza, the Weeknd, and Magic! Win Big at the 2015 Juno Awards

Kiesza was the big winner at Juno Awards over the weekend, taking home the Breakthrough Artist of the Year trophy and picking u…
By: James Grebey / March 16, 2015

The Weeknd Gets Steamy on ‘Fallon’ With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Cut

The Weeknd was on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night to croon his sultry song, "Earned It," from…
By: James Grebey / February 13, 2015

Check Out the Weeknd’s Borderline-NSFW ’50 Shades of Grey’ Music Video

The new video for the Weeknd's 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack contribution "Earned It" is really quite racy. This makes sense, given that it…
By: James Grebey / January 21, 2015

The Weeknd Arrested in Las Vegas Following Hotel Scuffle

According to reports, Canadian singer the Weeknd — born Abel Tesfaye — was arrested in Las Vegas on Saturday morning at 4 a.m. after police claimed…
By: Brennan Carley / January 13, 2015

The Weeknd Shares Track From the ’50 Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack

50 Shades of Grey, the film based on the inexplicably best-selling soft-core erotica book (which itself originated as Twilight fan fiction,) is coming…
By: James Grebey / December 23, 2014

Ariana Grande Locks the Weeknd in a Basement for ‘Love Me Harder’ Video

In Ariana Grande's new video for her My Everything cut, "Love Me Harder," the singer pouts and prowls through a sandy drawing room…
By: Brennan Carley / November 3, 2014

Watch Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Get Sultry on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Despite promotional tension between host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande, the first episode of Saturday Night Live's 40th season went off mostly…
By: Colin Joyce / September 28, 2014

The Weeknd Is So Sad and Lonely in ‘King of the Fall’ Video

Total solitude seems to be the new go-to video treatment for musicians this year. Yesterday, Zola Jesus wandered around a forest by herself in the…
By: Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

Ariana Grande Teases Adult Themes With the Weeknd and Cashmere Cat

Each child-star's journey into adulthood is a unique thing — perhaps most often analogous to a snowflake that sees its first sunlight, melts down, and…
By: Chris Martins / August 20, 2014

The Weeknd Promises More Lechery on ‘King of the Fall’

The Weeknd is set to bring his raunchy alt R&B to hazy locales all across the continent this autumn, and in celebratio…
By: Colin Joyce / July 21, 2014

The Weeknd Sexes ‘Often’ on New Song

In case you were wondering, the Weeknd does it "Often." Abel Tesfaye's mostly been cameo-ing or remixing of late, but…
By: Chris Martins / June 25, 2014

Hear the Weeknd Brag About His Sex Skills Over Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Or Nah’

Alt R&B has met ratchet&b, and it turns out "alt" can get pretty ratchet. The Weeknd sings bleak, moody, vaguely futuristic songs about…
By: Marc Hogan / February 21, 2014

Tracking the Problematic Path of Lorde’s ‘Royals’ to Rap and R&B Radio

A telling bumper occasionally pops up on our No. 1 radio home for hip-hop and R&B here in Baltimore. It identifies the station and the…
By: Brandon Soderberg / November 4, 2013

See French Montana Bring the Weeknd, Baby Tigers to ‘Gifted’ Video

French Montana's latest single "Gifted" may feature the Weeknd, but it's really a Weeknd song with Montana grafted onto it — we don't even hear the…
By: Jordan Sargent / October 16, 2013

Sia Soars With the Weeknd and Diplo on ‘Elastic Heart’

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters November 22 and with an original soundtrack full of heavy-hitters. The first taste of it came with…
By: Chris Martins / September 30, 2013

Who Charted? Jack Johnson, Because the World Is a Cold Dark Place

First! Jack. Johnson. Are Curious George kiddies experiencing the first tinges of nostalgia as they head into their tired tweens? For the rest…
By: Chris Martins / September 25, 2013

So the Weeknd’s ‘Pretty’ Video Obviously Contains Tasteless Sex, Violence, and Nudity

The Weeknd is singing sweetly about how beautiful you are. Anyone familiar with the work of Abel Tesfaye, whose arty R&B exists in a chilling…
By: Marc Hogan / September 20, 2013

Who Charted? Keith Urban Edges Out the Weeknd, While Miley Cyrus Wrecks Everyone

First! (and Second!) This week's No. 1 slot goes to American Idol judge Keith Urban, but only by a nose. The pop country mainstay'…
By: Chris Martins / September 18, 2013

Watch the Weeknd Croon ‘Pretty’ to a Sea of Phones on ‘Kimmel’

For a proper major-label debut, the Weeknd's Kiss Land is bleak, forbidding, anything but "pretty." Except, that is, for "Pretty," which in the…
By: Marc Hogan / September 13, 2013

The Weeknd and Drake ‘Live For’ a Weak Warehouse Party

As SPIN's Marc Hogan previously wrote, the Weeknd and Drake's latest collaboration, "Live For," feels like a "missed opportunity" given the talent involved. They…
By: Dan Reilly / September 11, 2013
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