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Selena Gomez has confirmed she is back in the studio after taking some time off to seek treatment for her ''anxiety, panic attacks and depression''
Selena Gomez is back in the studio.
The 'Kill Em With Kindness' hitmaker confirmed that she is working on new music after taking some time away from the industry to deal with her ''anxiety, panic attacks and depression'', which manifested itself because of her lupus condition.
She told The Today Show: ''I've been in the studio for a week straight and haven't really said anything about it.''
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Back In The Studio
The 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret model covers the latest issue of Teen Vogue and in a revealing interview, she admits she will always love and respect her ex, despite their romance coming to an end last year.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd (pictured in June 2016)
Continue reading: Bella Hadid Finally Opens Up About Her Split From The Weeknd
Selena is said to be working in the studio with Norwegian DJ Kygo.
Selena Gomez fans got a special treat on Instagram Friday, when the singer appeared to tease new music.
The 24-year-old shared a series of videos to her Instagram Story where she could be heard singing in the background on what appeared to be a brand new track.
Continue reading: Did Selena Gomez Just Tease New Music?
Bieber does not approve of ex Selena Gomez’s new man.
Justin and Selena had an on-off romance for three years, before finally splitting for good in 2014, but when asked about his former girlfriend’s new man, Justin didn't hold back.
Justin Bieber thinks The Weeknd’s music is “whack”
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Calls The Weeknd's Music "Whack"
The Weeknd is now dating Selena` Gomez.
The Victoria’s Secret model is reportedly unhappy with her ex’s new romance, but on Wednesday she appeared to be putting her feelings aside as she partied with pal Kendall Jenner.
Bella Hadid ran into ex The Weeknd on Wednesday
Continue reading: Bella Hadid Runs Into Ex The Weeknd
Bella and The Weeknd only ended their 18 month relationship a few months ago.
Last week The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) was spotted kissing Selena while on a night out in LA. Days later Bella unfollowed Selena on Instagram.
Bella Hadid feels ‘hurt and betrayed’ by The Weeknd’s romance with Selena Gomez
The girls beat stiff competition from Kate Bush.
Little Mix are on top of the UK album chart again this week, with their fourth record Glory Days.
The girlband held on to the top spot after noticing up another 57,000 combined sales in the last seven days. The album has now sold over 1000,000 copies and has been certified Gold.
Glory Days is still at number one
Continue reading: Little Mix Make It Two Weeks On Top Of UK Album Chart
He knows how to do videos.
The Weeknd has finally dropped his eagerly anticipated third studio album today (November 25th 2016), two days after he unveiled a 12 minute long short film called 'MANIA'. The visual was released as a preview of a variety of tunes from the new release.
The Weeknd drops new album 'Starboy'
The video features a montage of imagery including a panther on a plinth, a cruising sports car with a 'Starboy' plate, a dancer in a club, a knife-wielding assailant and ends with The Weeknd and a girl getting cuddly on the aforementioned plinth. Meanwhile, the music is a medley of various previews from the 'Starboy' album, with songs such as 'All I Know', 'Sidewalks', 'I Feel It Coming', 'Die For You' and 'Party Monster'.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Drops 'Starboy' After Epic Preview Film 'Mania'
His third album is expected to be released at the end of November.
The Weeknd has finally unveiled the full tracklist for his soon to be released third album 'Starboy', which features collaborations with the likes of electronic duo Daft Punk and singer Lana Del Rey. The new album follows 2015's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' and explores the effects of fame.
The Weeknd is set to release 'Starboy' on November 25th
The rapper released the tracklist via Twitter, along with an image of the album sleeve and on it we can see that it consists of 18 tracks, two of which are collaborations with Daft Punk ('Starboy' and 'I Feel It Coming'). Future also features as a guest on the song 'All I Know', while 'Sidewalks' marks The Weeknd's first collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. 'Stargirl Interlude' features Lana Del Rey, who also provides additional vocals for the song 'Party Monster'.
Continue reading: Everything You Can Expect From The Weeknd's New Album 'Starboy'
Gaga will be playing alongside Bruno Mars and The Weeknd at the annual fashion extravaganza in Paris in December.
Lady GaGa is set for a very busy few months with a headline performance at the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris this December.
The 30 year entertainer, who is currently topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with her new album Joanne, will play the prestigious fashion show on December 5th this year, in addition to her already-confirmed slot headlining the Super Bowl half-time show in February 2017 and a show on November 20th in L.A. as part of the American Music Awards.
Lady Gaga is to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris this December
Continue reading: Lady Gaga To Headline Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
'Starboy' will be out on November 25th, and the singer unveiled its title track, a collaboration with Daft Punk.
Grammy winner The Weeknd has announced details of his brand new album, titled Starboy, which will follow just 15 months after the commercial success of his breakout record Beauty Behind the Madness.
Pitchfork reported on Thursday that Starboy, technically the singer-songwriter’s third studio album but his sixth if you include his string of mixtapes, will be released on November 25th via XO and Republic.
The 26 year old Canadian superstar, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, also made available the title track from the new album. ‘Starboy’ is a moody club number made in conjunction with none other than Daft Punk, and is currently available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Announces New Album 'Starboy' - And Unveils New Haircut!
This was probably one of the most special Billboard award shows ever.
The 2016 Billboard Music Awards took place yesterday (May 22nd 2016) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Canadian singer The Weeknd taking home no less than eight gongs for his work over the past year. Adele also won big, though her five accolades were meagre compared to her R&B counterpart.
The Weeknd takes home eight awards
The Weeknd - real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye - landed almost more awards than he could carry. The prizes for Top Hot 100 Artist, Song Sales Artist, Radio Songs Artist, Streaming Songs Artist and Top R&B Artist were all presented to him, as was the Top R&B Song and Streaming Song for his number one platinum single 'The Hills' and the Top R&B Album for his second album 'Beauty Behind the Madness' released last year.
The Weeknd , Bella Hadid - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Museum - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The Weeknd , Belle Hadid - Wednesday April 13, 2016; Celebs out at the Lakers game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz by the final score of 101-96 in Lakers Kobe Bryant's last NBA game at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
The Canadian singer will no longer be opening for the star during her European leg
Canadian singer/songwriter The Weeknd has pulled out of his support slot on Rihanna’s upcoming world tour, Anti. The Can’t Feel My Face hitmaker has blamed "unforeseen changes with upcoming projects" for his withdrawal.
The Weeknd has pulled out of supporting Rihanna's tour
The double Grammy award winner, who scooped Best R&B Performance for Can’t Feel My Face and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, had been due to open for RiRi at 32 of her European tour dates during the summer.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Has Pulled Out Of Supporting Rihanna's Anti Tour
She was due to perform 'In The Night' with The Weeknd at Monday night's Grammys, but apparently cancelled just minutes before she was due on stage.
The president of the Grammy Awards has expressed his “disappointment” at Lauryn Hill’s dramatic last minute no-show at last night’s awards ceremony, where she had been expected to take to the stage with The Weeknd.
The former Fugees singer, who hasn’t released an album in nearly two decades since her massive 1998 record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, would have a surprise, unannounced addition to the nationally televised show last night, but she apparently pulled out of the duet just moments before she was due to go on stage with the ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ singer.
“It’s a disappointment to us and a disappointment to her,” said Grammys chief Neil Portnow to reporters the morning after. “Our intention was, and we were ready, right up to the moment of the performance, for her to step up on stage.”
The Weeknd - Celebrities attend 88th Oscars NOMINESS LUNCHEON in the Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton. at Grand Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016
The Weeknd released the video for his latest single, featuring his real-life girlfriend Bella Hadid.
The Weeknd persuaded his supermodel girlfriend Bella Hadid to star in his brand new music video for single ‘In The Night’, in which she stars as a beautiful but deadly dancer who saves the singer’s life.
In the clip for the new cut to be taken from his runaway hit album Beauty Behind the Madness, 19 year old Hadid features as a nightclub dancer who faces down and defeats a group of bad guys who infiltrate the place, while the singer himself mainly stands outside singing in the rain.
Bella Hadid stars in her boyfriend The Weeknd's new video for 'In The Night'
Continue reading: See Bella Hadid Rescue Her Boyfriend The Weeknd On 'In The Night' Video
The nominations are in for next year's Grammys.
The Grammy Award nominations for 2016 have finally been announced, with Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar predictably leading with a total of seven nods each. There's a massive 83 categories altogether, so here's a summary of what's going on in the main four.
Taylor Swift is a top contender in the main categories
Taylor Swift is pretty much a Grammy staple these days having been nominated every year since 2012. She hasn't won anything the last two years, but we'd be surprised if she loses out in 2016. Single 'Blank Space' is up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, while 'Bad Blood' featuring Kendrick Lamar could also bag Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video, and album '1989' is looking at Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Though she's kept fans waiting for her new album 'Anti', RiRi notched up over 1 billion streams for 2015.
Rihanna has been revealed as the most streamed female artist on Spotify in 2015, despite not releasing a new album. Fans of the pop queen clearly haven’t been too put off by the lack of new music, voraciously devouring her back catalogue as she racked up just over 1 billion streams for the year.
Spotify unveiled its end-of-year list on Tuesday (December 1st), which also showed Canadian rapper Drake to be the most streamed artist of the year altogether, with 1.8 billion plays of his back catalogue throughout the year after he dropped fourth album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late at the start of 2015.
Rihanna was the most-streamed female artist of 2015 on Spotify, though fans are still waiting for 'Anti' to appear...
The boyband were named artist of the year, for the second year in a row.
It was a big night for British boyband One Direction at the American Music Awards on Sunday evening. The boyband took home the prize for artist of the year at the ceremony in Los Angeles, beating the likes of Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
One Direction won big at the American Music Awards.
The group, who also performed single ‘Perfect’ at the ceremony, have now won the fan-voted award two years in a row. They also took home the award for favourite pop/rock duo or group, beating Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon.
Continue reading: One Direction And Taylor Swift Lead The Winners At American Music Awards
Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.
Ryan Adams has plans to cover the whole of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. The 40-year-old singer announced the news on Wednesday (5th August) on Instagram and Twitter. Recording of the cover has already begun and Adams shared a series of short videos from his recording sessions with his followers on social media.
Taylor Swift at the Brit Awards in 2015.
Read More: Is Calvin Harris About To Pop The Question?
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album
The Weeknd closed Saturday night’s festivities, following Jack White’s headlining set.
Kanye West made a surprise appearance during The Weeknd’s Saturday night set at Coachella, helping singer Abel Tesfaye cover the rapper’s hit ‘Heartless’. The festival, which is known for always coming through with surprise performances, ends its two weekend run this Sunday with Drake closing the festivities with a headlining set.
Kanye gave the Coachella crowd a treat on Saturday night when he performed with The Weeknd.
West had been rumoured to be making a surprise appearance during Drake’s set, but it appears the Yezzus rapper just couldn’t wait to surprise the Coachella crowd. Joining Tesfaye as he delivered a cappella cover of the rapper’s hit, West then launched into his own four song set.
Continue reading: Kanye West Surprises Coachella And Crashes The Weeknd's Saturday Set
Sia's new music video for 'Elastic Heart' has been raising a few eyebrows.
Sia returns with another spectacularly choreographed video, once again starring pre-teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler who is this time joined by a topless Shia LaBeouf in a caged face-off for the epic single 'Elastic Heart'.
Shia LaBeouf goes primal in Sia's 'Elastic Heart' video
Having previously appeared in the erratic video for Sia's multi-platinum single 'Chandelier', 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler makes a return complete with the same wig and nude-coloured leotard for another bout of expressive movement in 'Elastic Heart'; the song from the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. While her talent remains breathtaking in her latest venture, viewers were still quick to criticise the controversial content.
Prepare for the 'royalties': the 17 year-old pop sensation signs with Songs Music after fevered bidding.
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 in a major bidding war which is said to have included Sony and the publishing arm of her label, Universal.
Australian Country Singer Keith Urban, topped the Billboard 200 Album Charts, beating Canadian singer The Weeknd, in a tremendously close race.
Billboard reported that 'Fuse' sold 98,000 copies whereas 'Kiss Land' sold an equally impressive 95,000, with 3,000 copies separating the No.1 and No.2 spot, based on Nielson SoundScan data collected from the past week.
This was the smallest margin of victory since January of this year (2013) where the soundtrack to 'Les Miserables' nudged past Mumford &Sons 'Babel' by only 2,000 copies. Rapper 2-Chainz took the No.3 spot with 'B.O.A.T.S II #METIME' selling 63,000 copies which is a huge drop compared to his debut album 'Based on a T.R.U Story' that finished at the top spot, selling more than twice as much with 147,000 copies.
Continue reading: Keith Urban Tops Billboard Album Charts With 'Fuse'
The latest darling of alternative R&B unveiled the new track during a show in his native Toronto
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 Club. The Toronto-native first achieved acclaim with his trilogy of free mixtapes; House of Balloons, Echoes of Silence and Thursday, back in 2011 and has been touring regular since then.
In terms of new material, the singer has been uncharacteristically quiet recently, having not released any new material since he finished his trilogy of mixtapes at the tail end of 2011. This will all change however when his first, proper album hits stores later this year - a follow-up to Trilogy, a remastered release of his three mixtapes. Titled Kiss Land, the album is expected to be released later this year and despite the truly appalling title, the news that a follow-up to the well-loved Trilogy has already sent wave across the internet.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Debuts New Song At Toronto Concert [Video]
First weekend of Ultra Music Festival hampered by multitude of arrests
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 take place over an additional second weekend. According to NBCmiami.com, 58 people were arrested at the festival during the weekend’s events, the majority of which were for “disorderly conduct, narcotics and people who tried to enter without paying.”
Police noted that the number of drug-related arrests were minimal; however, the number of arrests that were made will still bring concern surrounding the second event, due to take place next weekend (March 22 – 24, 2013). The Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff told NBC 6 South Florida back in January that he felt the second weekend was a bad idea, because of the event’s association with drug-taking amongst its punters. “The second weekend also concerns me with the amount of drug consumption. As you know, ecstasy and LSD are the mainstay drugs there,” said Sarnoff. The second weekend is still scheduled to take place and will commence at 5pm on Friday.
Even prior to this last weekend’s event, the festival, featuring artists such as Calvin Harris and The Weeknd was hit with bad news, as four workers were injured by a falling LED screen, which hung from the stage at one of the festival’s sites. The event still went ahead, following an investigation.
Continue reading: 58 Arrests Made At Miami's Ultra Music Festival
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 talented blues musicians fly in the face of modernity and instead strive to recreate the dusky glamour of a Chicago blues club.
“In general, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite have delivered a strong, yet candid and fun blues album. This album really does not care that it is 2013, and why should it? Each of the ten songs contains something of merit. Both musicians involved are fairly prolific but this collection will doubtlessly shoot to the high end of the fans favourites in no time at all.”
Continue reading: 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'
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