The Weeknd

Sep
13
The Weeknd Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

The Weeknd

The Weeknd turned up the heat in Hollywood while making his U.S. television debut on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Following the release of Kiss Land on Tuesday, the Toronto singer hit the outdoor stage to perform a mini concert for fans including his Kiss Land cut “Pretty.”

The album is on track to sell 90-95,000 copies in its first week.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd continues to sell out shows across the country on “The Fall” tour, which wraps Oct. 20 in Toronto.

Check out his seductive set below.

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Sep
11
Video: The Weeknd f/ Drake – ‘Live For’

The Weeknd

OVO and XO reunite in the video for “Live For.” With his album Kiss Land in stores, The Weeknd rolls out the dark visuals for his collaboration with Drake.

Earlier this month, the Canadian crooner launched “The Fall” tour and is expected to sell 90-100,000 copies of his album.

Watch the Canadian stars come together in the mysterious clip.

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Sep
2
New Music: The Weeknd – ‘Kiss Land’ [Album Stream]

Kiss Land

On Sept. 10, The Weeknd will embark on his journey to Kiss Land. The Canadian crooner follows up last year’s Trilogy with more of his signature, dark sound including a collaboration with Drake (“Live For”), plus the singles “Belong to the World” and “Love in the Sky.”

He wanted to give his fans an advance listen. “i want you to always know and understand something before you purchase. if you love it then support it. XO to all my fans,” tweeted The Weeknd, who will kick off “The Fall” tour on Sept. 6 in Vancouver.

You can now stream the album in advance per NPR.

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Aug
20
Tracklisting: The Weeknd – ‘Kiss Land’

Kiss Land

On September 10, The Weeknd will take listeners on a journey to Kiss Land with his new album. The 12 tracks include his collaboration with Drake (“Live For”), plus the Pharrell-produced remix to “Wanderlust” and his own remix to Kavinsky’s “Odd Look.”

Although he’s released several mixtapes and the Trilogy compilation last year, he considers this his first album.

The title represents his fear. “When I think about Kiss Land, I think about a terrifying place,” he told Complex. “It’s a place I’ve never been to before that I’m very unfamiliar with.”

The Canadian crooner will embark on a North American tour beginning Sept. 6 in Vancouver.

See the tracklisting below per iTunes.

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Aug
19
Drake, Big Sean, & The Weeknd Celebrate Kylie Jenner’s Sweet 16

Drake, Scott Disick, Tyga, and Big Sean

Hip-hop’s biggest stars came out to celebrate with Kylie Jenner as she turned 16. Kim Kardashian’s little sis threw an Alice in Wonderland-themed bash at AT&T Center in downtown L.A. on Saturday night. The star-studded guest list included Drake, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Naya Rivera, Tyga, Scott Disick, and Willow and Jaden Smith.

Kanye wasn’t able to make it because he was in Oklahoma City attending his grandfather’s funeral. But he organized a surprise from Drake and Big Sean, who performed “All Me,” while Drizzy planted a kiss on the birthday girl’s cheek.

“Thank you Drake AKA @champagnepapi @bigsean for the surprise performances!! #loveyoukanye,” wrote Kylie’s mother Kris Jenner.

The whole family got together on Sunday and celebrated at a private dinner. One of Kylie’s friends sang “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at the dining table as Drake and Kanye looked on.

Check out photos and footage from the Sweet 16 festivities.

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Aug
19
New Music: The Weeknd f/ Drake – ‘Live For’

Live For

OVO and XO reunite on “Live For,” a brand new song from The Weeknd featuring Drake. After sharing the stage at OVO Fest, the Canadian stars team up on the slick record, which is set to appear on The Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land, due Sept. 10. The Weeknd provides the sultry hook (“This the shit that I live for with the people I die for”), while Drizzy delivers a conscious verse.

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Aug
18
New Music: Lorde – ‘Royals (The Weeknd Remix)’

Royals (The Weeknd Remix)

The Weeknd reigns over the remix to 16-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde’s single “Royals.” The Canadian singer, who previously co-produced a remix to Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night,” lends his lush production skills to the opulent record. But he keeps his vocal contributions to a minimum, adding some falsetto to the background.

His album Kiss Land arrives Sept. 10, while Lorde’s EP The Love Club is available now on iTunes.

Hear him bless the beat below.

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