Weeknd

Courtesy SpotifyImagine logging onto your Spotify account and having a one-to-one chat with The Weeknd about all your favorite songs by the Grammy-winning star.  Well, now you can, thanks to the magic of artificial intelligence. Spotify has set up a microsite called Alone with Me, and when you log in, you’ll see a realistic avatar […]

Weeknd: Phillip Faraone/FilmMagicSorry, Goo Goo Dolls — your chart record has fallen after 22 years. The Weeknd’s hit “Blinding Lights” has now been number-one on Billboard‘s Radio Songs chart — which is based on radio airplay — for 19 weeks.  That breaks the previous record of 18 weeks set by the Goo Goo Dolls back in 1998 with their smash, […]

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria’s SecretAs Beirut continues to reel from an explosion that devastated the city last week, The Weeknd is stepping up to help with ongoing relief efforts. The “Bright Lights” singer has donated $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon campaign, a charity set up to assist victims of the blast that killed over 200 people and left […]

Courtesy MTVThe Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Latin superstar Maluma and Latin boy band CNCO have been added to the lineup of the MTV VMAs. This will be The Weeknd’s second VMA performance; he last appeared on the show in 2015.  He has six nods this year, including Video of the Year, Artist of the Year and […]

Michael Kovac/FilmMagicThe Weeknd is teasing a forthcoming posthumous song with Juice Wrld. On Tuesday, the “Blinding Lights” vocalist dropped a few hints about new music.  He’s aiming for another diamond-certified single, tweeting, “XO + 999 Thursday night.” The tweet is a reference to his and Juice’s signature “999,” which he explained during a 2018 MTV interview “represents taking whatever ill, whatever bad situation, […]

Courtesy TikTokThe Weeknd is teaming up with TikTok, the platform that helped turn his song “Blinding Lights” into a hit, for a virtual concert next week — with a high-tech twist. The Weeknd Experience will use 3D renderings, audience interactions and picture-in-picture video to create an augmented-reality immersive event.  It will feature the artist performing […]

Michael Kovac/FilmMagicThe Weeknd and Drake are the latest artists to show their solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement, by helping black families reunite through the National Bail Out Fund. The Canadian artists’ donations come after being challenged by singer/songwriter Mustafa The Poet to support those incapable of making bail after being arrested.  The Weeknd took to Instagram to show his solidarity and share receipts […]

The Weeknd’s new music naturally has many people wondering which lines and songs are meant for which ex girlfriends. Watch Complex us on these apps: …

Steve Granitz/WireImageIn this week’s R&B quarantine battle, The Weeknd and Usher go head-to-head over inspiration for Usher’s hit “Climax.”  The Weeknd shared he was flattered when he first heard the record but he also “got angry.” As Variety’s cover star, the Canadian singer reflected on his classic 2011 House of Balloons mixtape and his stance in the R&B world, while throwing a little shade at the Grammy-winning song, he claims to […]

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicThe Weeknd just proved that his talent goes way beyond just singing.  The Canadian artist took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that he penned an episode of American Dad alongside writer Joel Hurwitz. He also shared that he will lend his voice his very own character. “Me and this guy wrote an episode of American Dad,” the […]


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