The Weeknd

Jun
19
Video: Ricky Hil f/ The Weeknd – ‘Nomads’

The Weeknd and Ricky Hil

The Weeknd adds some mystery to the dark video for “Nomads” by Ricky Hil, the son of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. The Canadian crooner checks into a seedy motel in L.A., where pills and alcohol lay strewn across his room. Their drug-toting collaboration appears on Hil’s debut album SYLDD.

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Jun
14
The Weeknd Debuts New Material in Toronto

The Weeknd

The Weeknd put on for his city during a sold-out show at Toronto’s Mod Club on Thursday. The Canadian crooner performed his new single “Kiss Land” for the first time as well as “Gifted,” his collaboration with French Montana.

He also debuted a new song, reportedly titled “You Belong to the World.”

“I want to erase you, domesticate you, but you belong to the world,” he sang amidst flashing lights and screaming fans.

The Weeknd’s new album Kiss Land is due later this year.

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May
16
New Music: The Weeknd – ‘Kiss Land’

Kiss Land

The Weeknd takes us to “Kiss Land” on the title track off his upcoming album. The Canadian singer whispers his sexual desires over the steamy eight-minute record, which contains part of “John Carpenter,” another song he teased earlier in the week. Fall under his seductive spell.

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May
15
New Music: French Montana f/ The Weeknd – ‘Gifted’

Gifted

French Montana had the strip clubs on lock with “Pop That” and “Freaks,” and now he explores a darker side on his new single “Gifted” featuring The Weeknd. The Bad Boy MC raps about the highs and lows of fame, while shouting out troubled pop culture icons like Whitney Houston and Tiger Woods. The Weeknd provides the haunting hook (“When they love me, I get money”).

In addition to The Weeknd, French’s debut Excuse My French features Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne, Scarface, Raekwon, and Ne-Yo, plus production from Harry Fraud, Young Chop, Mike WiLL Made It, and Rico Love.

A video for “Gifted” was recently shot in Miami and features some sexy ladies and a pair of tiger cubs named Ike and Tina.

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May
13
The Weeknd Teases New Song ‘John Carpenter’

The Weeknd

The Weeknd returns with a teaser of a new song, which he posted to his YouTube account. He didn’t explain further, simply titling the clip “John Carpenter.”

But 21-second snippet was enough to elicit a positive reaction from fans. “I’ve died,” wrote one YouTube user, while another added, “Those were a heavenly 20 seconds of KISSLAND honestly, more please.”

In March, he announced that Kiss Land would be the title of his next album.

The Weeknd released his Trilogy compilation in November featuring material off his three mixtapes—House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. The album debuted at No. 4, selling 86,000 copies in its first week.

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May
11
Behind the Video: French Montana f/ The Weeknd – ‘Gifted’

French Montana and The Weeknd

French Montana gives us a glimpse into the making of his video for “Gifted” off his upcoming debut Excuse My French. The New York rapper introduces us to his two new feline friends named Ike and Tina. His co-star The Weeknd maintains his mystery as he walks around the set with a red cup in hand, throwing up the middle finger, but not saying a word. Scantily-clad females strut around a warehouse, while others swing from the ceiling.

The wild video is set to premiere in the coming week, while Excuse My French drops May 21.

Go behind the scenes below.

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Apr
23
French Montana and The Weeknd Play with Tigers in ‘Gifted’ Video

French Montana

French Montana had a wild time shooting the video for “Gifted” on Monday. The Bad Boy rapper was joined by The Weeknd and two baby tigers on set at a warehouse in Miami. The fellas didn’t show any signs of fear as they held the ferocious animals in their arms.

“Got so high last night bought 2 baby tigers,” joked French.

The collaboration appears on French’s upcoming debut Excuse My French, due May 21. The 13 tracks also boast appearances from Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne, Scarface, Raekwon, and Ne-Yo, plus production from Harry Fraud, Young Chop, Mike WiLL Made It, and Rico Love.

Check out more pics from the set below.

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