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Not 'Royal'? Not Far Off: Lorde Signs Multi-million Publishing Deal

By Lauren James | 14th November 2013

New Zealand pop star Lorde has signed a publishing contract rumoured to be worth up to £2.5 million after her single 'Royals' topped the UK chart last month. The just-turned-17 singer's signature was fought over...

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Fascinating Fact: 3936106

5th November 2013

R&B singer The Weeknd has been recruited as the opening act for six dates on Justin Timberlake's upcoming U.S. tour. The Canadian singer, who has just wrapped his own headlining tour, will kick off The...

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The Weeknd Selling Own-branded Condoms On Tour

27th September 2013

R&B star The Weeknd is encouraging fans attending his Kiss Land Tour to practice safe sex by offering up his own-branded condoms as part of his official merchandise.The singer, who is known for his sex-filled...

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Keith Urban Tops Billboard Album Charts With 'Fuse'

By Nick Hill | 19th September 2013

Country star Keith Urban reaches top spot in Billboard 200 album chart race as the Australian born singer narrowly beat The Weeknd'S 'Kiss Land' for that No.1 position. Billboard reported that 'Fuse' sold 98,000 copies...

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The Weeknd Offers To Call Fans Personally

5th September 2013

Singer The Weeknd has offered to personally call fans who leave him a voicemail.The Canadian star included his personal phone number in a promotional video for his new album Kiss Land and he is hoping...

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The Things They Say: 3768468

18th July 2013

"The thing about Drake is I told him what my decisions were going to be. And he was down with it from the beginning... I told him from day one what my decision was going...

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow: 'The Weeknd Refusing To Acknowledge Song Similarities'

18th July 2013

R&B star The Weeknd has reportedly denied illegally sampling Portishead's song Machine Gun on his new single after bandmember Geoff Barrow publicly complained about the issue online.The British musician claims he had denied The Weeknd's...

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The Weeknd Never Set Out To Be A Man Of Mystery

17th July 2013

Reclusive R&B star The Weeknd has finally granted a U.S. music magazine his first full interview after realising speaking to the press is the one skill he has yet to master.The Canadian singer, real name...

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Portishead Star Accuses The Weeknd Of Illegally Sampling Machine Gun

15th July 2013

Portishead star Geoff Barrow has accused R&B singer The Weeknd of sampling the group's 2008 track Machine Gun without permission.Barrow allegedly denied The Weeknd's request to feature a portion of the band's song on his...

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The Weeknd Debuts New Song At Toronto Concert [Video]

By Joe Wilde | 15th June 2013

Up-and-coming R&B star The Weeknd played a brand new track called 'You Belong To The World' (at least, we think that's what it's called) for the first time, whilst playing a concert at Toronto's Mod...

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58 Arrests Made At Miami's Ultra Music Festival

By Hayley Avron | 18th March 2013

The dance music-focused Ultra Music Festival in Miami was marred by 58 arrests being made over the weekend; not a great start for an event which was, for the first time, granted a license to...

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A Week In Music - Classic Blues From Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite, Raunchy Videos From The Weeknd, Jay Z And Justin Timberlake, Get Up Close And Personal With Rihanna In 'Stay'

By Hayley Avron | 18th February 2013

Albums Of Note... Get Up! pairs modern blues idol and expert slide guitarist Ben Harper with harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite. Aiming for blues authenticity, that’s exactly what Ben and Charlie achieve here. The pair of...

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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

16th March 2012

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

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The Weeknd Echoes Of Silence Mixtape Hits In Time For Christmas

22nd December 2011

The Weeknd has become one of the surprise musical stars of 2011 without so much as selling a single unit of music - the Toronto-based producer instead wowing ears around the world with two self-released...

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