Kanye West boycotted Grammys, now dropping out of this festival lineup

Ye West has pulled out of performing at the Coachella music festival in the California desert alongside Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Swedish House Mafia. According to Page Six, West — who legally changed his name to Ye in November last year — will be replaced by the Weeknd as it will be “virtually impossible” […]

The Weeknd copying Prince, Kanye West and others with name change

BANG POST The Weeknd is considering ditching his stage name, but rather than use his full real moniker, Abel Tesfaye, he’s contemplating officially dropping his surname entirely so he is known mononymously. The artist is following on the heels of Kanye West, who legally changed his name to simply Ye last October. “I feel like […]

The Weekend, Doja Cat team up for world tour

The Weeknd is set to tour North America with Doja Cat on the “After Hours Til Dawn” tour. The “Save Your Tears” hitmaker has unveiled the first leg of the world tour in support of his albums After Hours and Dawn FM, which will see he and the “Say So” hitmaker perform at stadiums this summer. The jaunt […]

Check out Aaliyah’s new posthumous single ‘Poison’ featuring The Weeknd (audio)

Aaliyah returned to the airwaves 20 years after her death on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, with the new posthumous single “Poison” featuring The Weeknd. The record serves as the first single from Aaliyah’s upcoming posthumous album, Unstoppable, which her uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson confirmed in August will be released in 2022. The “Rock […]

The Weeknd captures title of biggest song of all time with this hit

The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” has been crowned the greatest Billboard Hot 100 single of all time. The 31-year-old megastar’s record-breaking 2020 hit single from his acclaimed LP After Hours has dethroned the ’60s classic “The Twist” by rock and roll legend Chubby Checker. The “Starboy” hitmaker’s tune has spent 90 weeks in the US chart’s […]

Cardi B to host 2021 American Music Awards

Cardi B is bringing her energetic personality to the American Music Awards once again as she has been tapped to host the live ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The “WAP” hitmaker has won five American Music Awards in the past and is nominated for three awards at […]

The Weeknd joins fight against world hunger as global ambassador

The Weeknd has been made a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.’s World Food Program. The “Blinding Lights” hitmaker had recently donated $1 million to the food-assistance branch of the United Nations towards relief efforts in Ethiopia, amid their humanitarian crisis. And now, the 31-year-old star — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — is set […]

Want to learn more about Drake and the Weeknd? Sign up for new college course

If you thought you knew everything about Drake and The Weeknd, you might want to think again, register for a few classes and brush up. The Toronto power forces of hip-hop and R&B will be the subjects of a new college course at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The course will be titled RTA 950: […]

Doja Cat explains why she’s not feeling collaborations with random artists

Doja Cat has vowed to be more “choosy” about her collaborations. The “Kiss Me More” hitmaker has recently teamed up with the likes of Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and SZA, but she admitted there are too many “collabs and remixes” being released for the sake of it. She told “Extra”: “I’ve been trying to be […]

The Weeknd buys a swanky LA mansion

The Weeknd has spent a whopping $70 million on a Bel-Air mansion. The “Take My Breath” hitmaker — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — paid mega-bucks for the luxurious pad which overlooks Bel-Air Country Club and wasn’t even up for sale. According to the Wall Street Journal, media mogul Reinout Oerlemans and his wife […]

The Weeknd developing new series for HBO

The Weeknd is set to star in, co-write and serve as executive producer for a new HBO series. The “Save Your Tears” hitmaker is teaming up with the creator of the television network’s hit series “Euphoria,” Sam Levinson, on “The Idol.” Variety reports that the plot follows a pop star who “starts a romance with […]

The Weeknd named Male Artist of the Year at 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The Weeknd was crowned Male Artist of the Year at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The annual music awards ceremony returned on Thursday night, May 27, 2021, with a masked in-person ceremony at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the star-studded bash saw the […]

Drake, Pop Smoke and The Weeknd win big at 2021 Billboard Awards (video)

Drake received his flowers early Sunday night, May 23, when he was honored as the Artist of the Decade at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. He also took home the award for Best Streaming Artist. “I’m really self-conscious about my music. I rarely celebrate anything, and just for anyone watching this that’s wondering how this […]

Drake to be honored as Billboard’s Artist of the Decade

Drake will receive the Artist of the Decade honor at the Billboard Music Awards. The 34-year-old musician will receive the gong at the ceremony on May 23, 2021, after ruling the Billboard charts throughout the 2010s, having scored nine number one albums in the decade, more than any other artist. Drake’s 33 top 10 singles […]

The Weeknd leads 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations with 16 nods

The Weeknd leads the 2021 Billboard Music Awards nominations with 16 nods. The “Save Your Tears” hitmaker’s acclaimed album After Hours — which was snubbed at the Grammys — is in contention for Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album. The 31-year-old megastar is also up for Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, and […]

The Weeknd to donate $1M to Ethiopian relief efforts

Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd is feeling the plight of his Ethiopian people currently in distress and has announced that he’s donating $1 million to the relief efforts through the UN World Food Programme. Thousands of Ethiopians have been killed, raped and abused during the country’s five-month conflict. The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel […]

The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance to be turned into a Showtime documentary

The Weeknd’s Super Bowl 2021 performance is being made into a feature documentary. Showtime will unveil The Show later this year which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the performance. According to Deadline, the 90-minute feature will be directed by Nadia Hallgren and looks at the months of collaboration among first-time Halftime Show […]

Black Twitter erupts with meme inspired by The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance

The Weeknd caught the attention of fans everywhere with his halftime performance for Super Bowl LV, but some fans weren’t exactly sure how they felt about it. On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, many of the “Blinding Lights” singer’s fans tweeted their reactions. Many praised The Weeknd for his performance, and now the close-camera part of […]

The Weeknd ‘wouldn’t bet’ on Super Bowl special guests

The Weeknd “wouldn’t bet” on there being any special guests when he headlines the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The “Blinding Lights” hitmaker has confirmed he won’t be joined on stage by any other stars as he performs when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Speaking to […]

The Weeknd partners with food courier to deliver meals from Black-owned eateries

The Weeknd is collaborating with another company to deliver free meals from Black-owned restaurants. The Grammy-award winning singer, who was born in Toronto as Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is teaming up with Postmates to hand out 150 meals to frontline workers courtesy of Black restaurateurs during Black History Month, Variety reports. Weeknd, 30, kicked off the […]