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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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The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, among additional performers named for 2020 VMAs

The pre-VMAs rollout has continued with a flush of additional artists tapped to provide live performances at the 2020 ceremony. Joining the ranks of previously announced entertainers, BTS, Doja Cat, and J Balvin, are The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, and CNCO, who are also slated to appear at various locations around New York on August […]

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Watch the music video for Juice WRLD, The Weeknd’s ‘Smile’

Juice WRLD and The Weeknd‘s collaboration, “Smile,” was recently welcomed with a music video dawning animated visuals from KDC Visions. In the visual, Juice WRLD frolics through a field of flowers, trapped in what only can be thought of as heaven, doing everything in his power to see his mourning-stricken lover smile. The animated short’s […]

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Watch the music video for Juice WRLD, The Weeknd’s ‘Smile’

Juice WRLD and The Weeknd‘s collaboration, “Smile,” was recently welcomed with a music video dawning animated visuals from KDC Visions. In the visual, Juice WRLD frolics through a field of flowers, trapped in what only can be thought of as heaven, doing everything in his power to see his mourning-stricken lover smile. The animated short’s […]

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Watch the music video for Juice WRLD, The Weeknd’s ‘Smile’

Juice WRLD and The Weeknd‘s collaboration, “Smile,” was recently welcomed with a music video dawning animated visuals from KDC Visions. In the visual, Juice WRLD frolics through a field of flowers, trapped in what only can be thought of as heaven, doing everything in his power to see his mourning-stricken lover smile. The animated short’s […]

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The Weeknd debuts new song during ‘The Weeknd Experience’ TikTok concert [Watch]

The Weeknd’s augmented reality TikTok concert was a neon-infused hit.  The Grammy Award-winning artist debuted his new, highly immersive 20-minute performance on the social media platform on August 7, teaming up with Doja Cat and giving fans a taste of new material along the way. The digital set saw The Weeknd burst onto the stage […]

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Party Favor places kicking drum ‘n’ bass spin on ‘Blinding Lights’

“Blinding Lights” has proved to be a re-imaginative hotbed, attracting remixes from Major Lazer, Chromatics, a bootleg from Netsky, and now, another rework, courtesy of Party Favor. Despite the slew of alternative versions of “Blinding Lights” that have emerged in recent months, THE ISOLATION ALBUM-maker’s spin on the After Hours inclusion is innovative, and goes […]

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Juice WRLD and The Weeknd’s collaboration, ‘Smile,’ has arrived

The Weeknd‘s highly-anticipated joint project with Juice WRLD, which has apparently been in the works since as early as September 2019, has landed. Me and The Weeknd would make a diamond record…— . (@JuiceWorlddd) September 11, 2019 21-year-old Juice WRLD died in December 2019, but his music and legacy continue to live on. His posthumous […]

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The Weeknd to perform virtual ‘After Hours’ concert via TikTok

TikTok is looking to solidify its position as a video streaming platform before President Trump moves forward with plans to ban the popular app in the United States. Responsible for boosting many of today’s hits into the Top 100 charts, TikTok will now be the platform of a charity stream featuring The Weeknd on August […]

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The Weeknd shares new animated visual for ‘Snowchild’

The Weeknd has successfully turned lemons into lemonade this year behind the release of his critically lauded fourth studio LP, After Hours. The chart-dominating project is making a compelling case for album of the year in 2020, and now The Weeknd is extending the record’s summer run with the debut of a new animated visual […]

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The Weeknd shares new animated visual for ‘Snowchild’

The Weeknd has successfully turned lemons into lemonade this year behind the release of his critically lauded fourth studio LP, After Hours. The chart-dominating project is making a compelling case for album of the year in 2020, and now The Weeknd is extending the record’s summer run with the debut of a new animated visual […]

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The Weeknd shares new animated visual for ‘Snowchild’

The Weeknd has successfully turned lemons into lemonade this year behind the release of his critically lauded fourth studio LP, After Hours. The chart-dominating project is making a compelling case for album of the year in 2020, and now The Weeknd is extending the record’s summer run with the debut of a new animated visual […]

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Research reveals 119 BPM to be the sexiest of all tempos

If you’re looking to get a particular groove on, research shows that you might want to consider the speed of the jams that you’re using to set the mood. A study conducted by SupplementPlace, which promotes sexual health supplements for men and women, analyzed 60,000 songs that commonly appear in Spotify playlists and reference words […]

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