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The Weeknd says COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album

Reflecting on his After Hours album, released in March 2020, The Weeknd suggested that last year’s historical events has caused a creative transition for his upcoming projects. In an interview with TMRW, the Grammy Award-winning artist opened up about his latest vision and how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album. […]

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The Weeknd says COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album

Reflecting on his After Hours album, released in March 2020, The Weeknd suggested that last year’s historical events has caused a creative transition for his upcoming projects. In an interview with TMRW, the Grammy Award-winning artist opened up about his latest vision and how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album. […]

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The Weeknd says COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album

Reflecting on his After Hours album, released in March 2020, The Weeknd suggested that last year’s historical events has caused a creative transition for his upcoming projects. In an interview with TMRW, the Grammy Award-winning artist opened up about his latest vision and how COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired his next album. […]

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The Weeknd recruits ROSALÍA for multilingual reconfiguration of ‘Blinding Lights’

The Weeknd is blowing out the “Blinding Lights” birthday candles with a ROSALÍA-assisted reconfiguration, released nearly one year to the date of the single’s November 29 delivery. The multilingual conversion comes amid “Blinding Light’s” 41st week in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The After Hours inclusion has gotten more than just cursorily […]

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The Weeknd, Dua Lipa reign as Spotify reveals top songs, albums, and artists of 2020

Another year, another Spotify Wrapped roundup. The mammoth streaming platform has released its statistical year in review, which not only highlights 2020’s most-streamed artists, but also a staggering yet not-so-surprising 1,400% increase in work-from-home playlists and listening. Bad Bunny, Drake, J Balvin, the late Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd took the cake for the most-streamed […]

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Spotify Wrapped 2020 is here

In a year that often seemed like it would never end, streaming music was one of the most readily available forms of momentary escapism. Now, the numbers are in, as avid Spotify devotees get to dive into the annual tradition of Spotify Wrapped, this year to see just how much of their favorite tunes it […]

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Spotify Wrapped 2020 is here

In a year that often seemed like it would never end, streaming music was one of the most readily available forms of momentary escapism. Now, the numbers are in, as avid Spotify devotees get to dive into the annual tradition of Spotify Wrapped, this year to see just how much of their favorite tunes it […]

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The Weeknd calls Recording Academy ‘corrupt’ in wake of Grammy snub controversy

The Grammy nominations are here, and they aren’t without their fair share of controversy. This year The Weeknd leads the way with perhaps the most notable snub, being absent from the 2021 nominations. The artist put out chart-topping After Hours earlier this year, which raked in Platinum and Gold accolades with ease, along with remarkably […]

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The Weeknd calls Recording Academy ‘corrupt’ in wake of Grammy snub controversy

The Grammy nominations are here, and they aren’t without their fair share of controversy. This year The Weeknd leads the way with perhaps the most notable snub, being absent from the 2021 nominations. The artist put out chart-topping After Hours earlier this year, which raked in Platinum and Gold accolades with ease, along with remarkably […]

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The Weeknd announces Super Bowl halftime 2021 performance

Well, this one’s a no-brainer. The Weeknd is an obvious choice for the Super Bowl halftime show in 2021 after the career year he put together amid a pandemic-stifled 2020. Coming off a critically lauded fourth studio album, After Hours, earlier this spring, The Weeknd released one of the most memorable LPs of the year—now, […]

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The Weeknd announces Super Bowl halftime 2021 performance

Well, this one’s a no-brainer. The Weeknd is an obvious choice for the Super Bowl halftime show in 2021 after the career year he put together amid a pandemic-stifled 2020. Coming off a critically lauded fourth studio album, After Hours, earlier this spring, The Weeknd released one of the most memorable LPs of the year—now, […]

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Oneohtrix Point Never makes stirring debut on Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’

Following his Saturday Night Live debut alongside The Weeknd, Daniel Lopatin, better known as Oneohtrix Point Never, has made his first appearance ever on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. Stepping out for his talk show premiere, the Brooklyn producer performed “I Don’t Love Me Anymore” from his latest album. In addition to work on The […]

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Calvin Harris reaches one billion streams on ‘One Kiss’ and ‘This is What You Came For’

Calvin Harris is celebrating one billion streams on Spotify for not one, but two, of his previous smash hits. Harris has reached the milestone for both his 2019 single “One Kiss” featuring Dua Lipa and 2016 chart-topper, “This Is What You Came For” featuring Rihanna. The producer notified fans of his achievement with an Instagram […]

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Watch: Calvin Harris dissects the making of ‘Over Now’

Accompanied by his golden retriever Boris, Calvin Harris has shared an inside look of his Billboard-charting collaboration with The Weeknd, “Over Now.” The Grammy Award-winning DJ takes viewers through chords, bass, his drum sequencer, sampling, the guitar melody, sageing his studio, taking a lunch break, messing with his analog synths, and more during his songwriting […]

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Watch performances from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and more at the MTV 2020 VMAs

Not even a pandemic can stop MTV‘s iconic Video Music Awards. The annual event took place on August 30, and featured a powerhouse roster of performances from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, BTS, Miley Cyrus, Doja Cat, and more. For an event taking place during such unprecedented times, things ran quite smoothly for the […]

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The Calvin Harris drought has ended, courtesy of The Weeknd-assisted ‘Over Now’

Evoke the ’70s inflection of 2017’s embraced Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, the retro leanings of “Blinding Lights” and even After Hours at large, and The Weeknd‘s ever-smooth vocal execution, and you’ll have “Over Now,” the very first Calvin Harris output since 2019’s Rag ‘n’ Bone Man assist, “Giant.” A welcome departure from the underground […]

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Calvin Harris reveals new feature with The Weeknd, ‘Over Now’

Recently, The Weeknd notched another major win with his virtual Tik Tok concert experience, adding to a 2020 track record that already includes multiple charting tracks on what has proven to be a contender for album of the year with After Hours. During “The Weeknd Experience” Tik Tok concert, the Canadian crooner debuted a new, […]

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The Weeknd debuts host of shelved ‘Kiss Land’ demos, unheard remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Money Power Glory’

Behind every LP is a stock of unreleased songs that almost made the finished product, but were ultimately superseded by other track listings. Kiss Land is no exception. In a recent episode of Momento Mori, The Weeknd‘s Apple Music radio show, the “Blinding Lights” crooner took a trip down memory lane to recount the inspirations […]

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The Weeknd debuts host of shelved ‘Kiss Land’ demos, unheard remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Money Power Glory’

Behind every LP is a stock of unreleased songs that almost made the finished product, but were ultimately superseded by other track listings. Kiss Land is no exception. In a recent episode of Momento Mori, The Weeknd‘s Apple Music radio show, the “Blinding Lights” crooner took a trip down memory lane to recount the inspirations […]

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The Weeknd debuts host of shelved ‘Kiss Land’ demos, unheard remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Money Power Glory’

Behind every LP is a stock of unreleased songs that almost made the finished product, but were ultimately superseded by other track listings. Kiss Land is no exception. In a recent episode of Momento Mori, The Weeknd‘s Apple Music radio show, the “Blinding Lights” crooner took a trip down memory lane to recount the inspirations […]

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