Articles tagged the weeknd

29 Nov 2016 // 8:16 AM

The Weeknd: Starboy

Starboy has something for each individual, without a doubt, but it has nothing for everybody as a collective, a balance he managed on his first three releases.

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4 Nov 2016 // 10:14 AM

The Weeknd - “False Alarm” (Singles Going Steady)

"False Alarm", like "Starboy" before it, is a continuation of the Weeknd's union of cleanly produced R&B with lyrics straight out of a Bret Easton Ellis nightmare.

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19 Oct 2016 // 9:32 AM

The Weeknd - “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk (Singles Going Steady)

The Weeknd returns with one of his tightest pop singles yet.

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4 Apr 2016 // 9:38 AM

Future - “Low Life” feat. the Weeknd (Singles Going Steady)

Riding over a wave of nocturnal, ether-addled synth textures, "Low Life" showcases standout performances from both Future and the Weekend.

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From the Middle of the City to the Top of the World: Five Years of the Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’

The Weeknd is one of music's biggest stars thanks to a journey that began five years ago with the release of the incomparable House of Balloons.

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: The Rise of Toronto’s Nixxon

Redressing the issues of a troubled past, Toronto's Nixxon, a one-time musical associate of the Weeknd, cuts his own swath with the release of his new album -- a gothic-futurist exercise in R&B.

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Grammys 2016: The Weeknd Takes in Breakout Year of ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ Success

The Weeknd's breakout year is that much more remarkable given how unlikely a pop star he was.

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17 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Best R&B of 2015

Modern R&B could very well be in the midst of a new, insanely fruitful Golden Age.

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The Ice King and Queen of Pop: Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye and Lana Del Rey

By design or simple proximity, America usually winds up with a first couple of pop.

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The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

Beauty swaps the Weeknd's black light laments for humming neon fluorescents, the party line kept intact though the guests are having much more fun.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Pop Anniversaries and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”

To celebrate the one year Anniversary of the Pop Unmuted Podcast, the panel discusses pop anniversaries and the latest single from the Weeknd.

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Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Perform Together on Last Night’s ‘SNL’

Pop/R&B singer Ariana Grande was the featured music artist last night on Saturday Night Live.

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11 Sep 2013 // 2:06 AM

The Weeknd: Kiss Land

The Weeknd's major label debut finds the young artist faltering in the face of quick success and critical acclaim.

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13 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The R&B Renaissance

A clutch of new artists are bringing the rhythm, the blues, and, perhaps most importantly, the soul back to R&B. And they're doing it without rehashing sounds of bygones eras.

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The Weeknd: House of Balloons

Mysterious R&B mixtape blows up into the stratosphere, sparking controversy and spontaneous house parties in equal measure. What's the line on the hottest record of the summer?

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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