The Weeknd

Nov
23
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform ‘Love Me Harder’ at AMAs

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande brought her big voice to the American Music Awards on Sunday. Looking gorgeous in a floor-length black dress, the pop diva performed a jazzy version of her hit singles “Problem” and “Break Free,” and was joined by The Weeknd for their top 10 duet “Love Me Harder.”

Her new Christmas single “Santa Tell Me” goes to iTunes at midnight.

See her stripped-down set below.

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Nov
10
French Montana Celebrates 30th Birthday with Kardashians, Miguel, Tyga, & The Weeknd

Khloe Kardashian, French Montana, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble

French Montana celebrated his 30th birthday with a star-studded bash at a private residence in Bel-Air on Sunday night. The “Don’t Panic” rapper was joined by his closest friends including his on-again, off-again girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, her sisters Kim and Kylie, and mother Kris Jenner, who brought along her new man Corey Gamble.

The birthday boy donned a white tuxedo jacket and red tie while toasting with guests including Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Cassie, The Weeknd, Miguel, and Tyga.

While they have remained coy about their relationship status, Khloe penned a sweet note to her man on Instagram. “Happy birthday baby boy! In only a short amount of time we have created timeless memories,” she said. “Happy birthday to a man who genuinely lives life to its fullest.”

“#legendarynight,” tweeted French, whose sophomore album Mac & Cheese drops December 16.

On December 1, he and Jeremih will kick off their co-headlining “Set It Off” tour in Fort Lauderdale.

Check out all the party pics below.

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Nov
3
Video: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

After taking a trip to outer space in “Break Free,” Ariana Grande seduces the screen in the dark and mysterious video for The Weekend-assisted ballad “Love Me Harder,” the third single off her sophomore album My Everything.

The pop diva and Canadian crooner show off their chemistry as they duet with their backs to each other. Sporting her signature cat ears, Ariana plays in the sand and lays in a pool of water (“I’m laying down in every music video ever,” she joked), while The Weeknd emerges from the shadows. J.Lo’s ex-boyfriend Beau “Casper” Smart served as choreographer for the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip.

“Our visuals are really about this tug of war of loving harder and the compromise of giving in and needing more and wanting more, and just honesty,” explained Davis, who directed the “Bang Bang” video.

On February 25, Ariana will kick off her 25-date “Honeymoon Tour” in Kansas City, Mo.

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Oct
28
Behind the Video: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande invited cameras on set of the dark and mysterious video for her seductive single “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. The pop diva and Canadian crooner took over an L.A. soundstage while shooting scenes with director Hannah Lux Davis. With J.Lo’s ex-boyfriend Beau “Casper” Smart serving as choreographer, Ariana rolled around in a sandbox, floated in a cloud, and laid down in a pool of water.

“I’m laying down in every music video ever,” she joked.

The Weeknd joined her for a performance scene in a dark stairwell, and her brother Frankie Grande provided some laughs between takes.

“Our visuals are really about this tug of war of loving harder and the compromise of giving in and needing more and wanting more, and just honesty,” explained Hannah Lux Davis, who directed the “Bang Bang” video.

“Love Me Harder” is the third single off Ariana’s sophomore album My Everything, which debuted at No. 1.

Go behind the scenes below.

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Oct
20
New Music: The Weeknd f/ Ty Dolla $ign & Belly – ‘King of the Fall (Remix)’

King of the Fall (Remix)

Hot on the heels of his “Often (Remix)” with ScHoolboy Q and Rick Ross, The Weeknd keeps the panties dropping with his raunchy remix to “King of the Fall” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and his XO signee Belly. Ty raps about a threesome on his sex-drenched verse, while Abel gets on his young Quincy Jones ish. Commence foreplay below.

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Oct
15
New Music: The Weeknd f/ ScHoolboy Q & Rick Ross – ‘Often (Remix)’

Often (Remix)

After wrapping his “King of the Fall” tour on Saturday, The Weeknd drops a raunchy remix to his single “Often” featuring ScHoolboy Q and Rick Ross. Q boasts about making $80k and getting brain in the studio, while Rozay caters to the ladies with his lavish flow—and long eyelashes.

Dim the lights and push play on their freaky remix.

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Oct
10
Kanye West, Diddy, Ne-Yo, & French Montana Support The Weeknd at Hollywood Bowl

Diddy, French Montana, and Kanye West

The Weeknd brought his “King of the Fall” tour to the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday. Following performances from Jhené Aiko and ScHoolboy Q (who was joined by Tinashe and BJ the Chicago Kid), the Canadian crooner performed a 90-minute set under the stars, capping it all off with a dazzling fireworks display.

The stars also came out in droves to support XO. Kanye West, Diddy, and French Montana were all spotted backstage at the Bowl. ‘Ye posed for a pic with Wale, while Ne-Yo praised the Toronto singer.

“Shouts to the vessel @abelxo Dope energy, hella cool,” he tweeted, while possibly teasing a collaboration on his upcoming album. “#NONFICTION great things to come. #JustWaitOnIt.”

French also kicked it with his ex-girlfriend Khloe’s sister Kendall Jenner, and Katt Williams even made a rare appearance.

The Weeknd will close out the tour on Saturday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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