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The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar accused of plagiarizing ‘Call Out My Name’ in new lawsuit

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have filed a copyright lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court against The Weeknd alongside his “Call Out My Name” collaborators, Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes. The suit alleges that the R&B singer’s 2018 My Dear Melancholy opener was copied from the duo’s 2015 track “Vibeking” which was never publicly […]

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The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar accused of plagiarizing ‘Call Out My Name’ in new lawsuit

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have filed a copyright lawsuit in the Los Angeles federal court against The Weeknd alongside his “Call Out My Name” collaborators, Nicolás Jaar and Frank Dukes. The suit alleges that the R&B singer’s 2018 My Dear Melancholy opener was copied from the duo’s 2015 track “Vibeking” which was never publicly […]

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Swedish House Mafia preview release with The Weeknd, perform two ‘Paradise Again’ singles on VMAs [Watch]

A collaboration between Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd was truly a matter of when, not if. After a nine-year release silence, the Swedish kings have more than reassured the world that they haven’t missed a beat as they start to roll out the red carpet for their debut album, Paradise Again. Following a performance […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ breaks Imagine Dragons’ record for longest run on Billboard Hot 100

When The Weeknd released “Blinding Lights” in 2019, the track had become an immediate hit. Despite not being recognized at the Grammy Awards, “Blinding Lights” had undoubtedly been the song of the year. Garnering nearly 2.5 billion streams on Spotify since first being released and becoming the first song to spend an entire year in […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ breaks Imagine Dragons’ record for longest run on Billboard Hot 100

When The Weeknd released “Blinding Lights” in 2019, the track had become an immediate hit. Despite not being recognized at the Grammy Awards, “Blinding Lights” had undoubtedly been the song of the year. Garnering nearly 2.5 billion streams on Spotify since first being released and becoming the first song to spend an entire year in […]

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The Weeknd teases next era with new visual, ‘The dawn is coming’

The Weeknd‘s fourth studio album, After Hours has been nearly inescapable since its release in March 2020. Despite not garnering a Grammy nomination, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, still managed to stop the show at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, land three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, one of which […]

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The Weeknd teases next era with new visual, ‘The dawn is coming’

The Weeknd‘s fourth studio album, After Hours has been nearly inescapable since its release in March 2020. Despite not garnering a Grammy nomination, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, still managed to stop the show at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, land three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, one of which […]

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Vicetone craft dance-centric conversion of The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’

It has only been a few months since Dutch duo Vicetone shared their 10-track debut LP, Legacy. In celebration of their passion for making music, they have produced a bootleg version of The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears” for fun, and it is now available on their YouTube channel. Vicetone layer lush dance notes over the […]

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Vicetone craft dance-centric conversion of The Weeknd’s ‘Save Your Tears’

It has only been a few months since Dutch duo Vicetone shared their 10-track debut LP, Legacy. In celebration of their passion for making music, they have produced a bootleg version of The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears” for fun, and it is now available on their YouTube channel. Vicetone layer lush dance notes over the […]

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The Weeknd and Ariana Grande reunite for ‘Save Your Tears’ remix

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande prove to continue to be a complementary pair, reuniting for their third collaboration, this time updating After Hours cut “Save Your Tears.” The two have previously collaborated on “Love Me Harder” in 2014, and more recently in 2020 on Grande’s Positions with “off the table.” Now the two superstars notch […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’ hits streaming platforms on 10-year anniversary

The Weeknd‘s debut mixtape, House of Balloons, has hit major streaming platforms. The seminal project, which observed its 10-year anniversary on March 21, 2021, is newly available for on-demand listening in its original form— samples and all—marking a historic House of Balloons first. Though Triology, an amalgamation of House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’ hits streaming platforms on 10-year anniversary

The Weeknd‘s debut mixtape, House of Balloons, has hit major streaming platforms. The seminal project, which observed its 10-year anniversary on March 21, 2021, is newly available for on-demand listening in its original form— samples and all—marking a historic House of Balloons first. Though Triology, an amalgamation of House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ is the first song in history to spend a full year in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

The Weeknd‘s smash hit “Blinding Lights,” recently featured in Kissland producer’s 2021 Super Bowl halftime show performance, has now become the first song in history to spend an entire year in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. Initially released in November 2019 as a lead After Hours single, “Blinding Lights” has now spent […]

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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ is the first song in history to spend a full year in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart

The Weeknd‘s smash hit “Blinding Lights,” recently featured in Kissland producer’s 2021 Super Bowl halftime show performance, has now become the first song in history to spend an entire year in the top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. Initially released in November 2019 as a lead After Hours single, “Blinding Lights” has now spent […]

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Showtime announces ‘The Show’ documenting The Weeknd’s Super Bowl LV performance

Super Bowl LV has concluded, but talk of The Weeknd‘s Pepsi Halftime Show performance has not. The artist impressed fans with a next level performance that came together thanks to an uncompromising attention to detail and a vision for how the production could transform the storytelling aspect of the storied performance slot. In order to […]

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Watch The Weeknd spare no detail during his unique Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime performance

The halftime show is an annual spectacle, and this year was no different. The Weeknd stood on one of the largest global stages in terms of viewership during his highly anticipated performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime show. Despite a strict COVID-19 protocols regarding who was allowed on the field, the latest halftime […]

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Watch The Weeknd spare no detail during his unique Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime performance

The halftime show is an annual spectacle, and this year was no different. The Weeknd stood on one of the largest global stages in terms of viewership during his highly anticipated performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime show. Despite a strict COVID-19 protocols regarding who was allowed on the field, the latest halftime […]

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The Weeknd warns fans not to expect any special guests at his Super Bowl LV halftime show

Super Bowl LV viewers shouldn’t expect any special guests at the 2021 Pepsi halftime show, The Weeknd told NFL Network in a recent interview. In the time since the After Hours album maker’s confirmation as the halftime performer in the fall of 2020, many have speculated that additional artists—namely two-helmet sporting electronic DJs—would grace the […]

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The Weeknd warns fans not to expect any special guests at his Super Bowl LV halftime show

Super Bowl LV viewers shouldn’t expect any special guests at the 2021 Pepsi halftime show, The Weeknd told NFL Network in a recent interview. In the time since the After Hours album maker’s confirmation as the halftime performer in the fall of 2020, many have speculated that additional artists—namely two-helmet sporting electronic DJs—would grace the […]

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Leaked setlist alludes to possible Daft Punk guest appearance at The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance

When the NFL confirmed The Weeknd as the Super Bowl LV halftime performer, there was one question at the forefront of electronic music enthusiasts’ minds: could a Daft Punk appearance be in the cards? A leaked setlist, first identified by GQ Mexico, seems to suggest so. The 18-song record, said to be the blueprint for […]

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