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But she's not getting back with Justin Bieber either.
If you wondered why Selena Gomez hanging around with Justin Bieber didn't seem to be a big deal for her boyfriend The Weeknd, that might be because they've recently broken up. But don't get excited if you still ship Jelena - it doesn't look like they'll be getting back together.
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez at the Met Gala
Several sources have revealed that Selena and The Weeknd - real name Abel Tesfaye - have gone their separate ways after just 10 months of dating. If rumours are to be believed, it's the usual story; busy schedules and touring have just left them with no time for each other.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Are No Longer Together
The 21 year old model apparently doesn't care about her ex The Weeknd dating Selena - at least according her mom Yolanda Hadid.
She and the Canadian singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, were in a relationship for more than a year before breaking up in 2016. When photos appeared back in January of him kissing Selena while on a date in L.A., she immediately unfollowed her on Instagram before posting a photo of herself flipping the bird.
That was ten months ago, though, and Bella is now reportedly over it – or at least she is according to her mom, Yolanda Hadid. The former ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star appeared on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, and the host asked whether Bella still “cares that The Weeknd is with Selena Gomez?”
The grime superstar will top the bill on Saturday night at Finsbury Park's Wireless Festival in July, with The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper also headlining.
He may have gone home empty-handed from the BRIT Awards last night, but Skepta’s profile is set to grow even further with the announcement that he is to headline the 2017 Wireless Festival in London this summer, alongside American heavyweights The Weekend and Chance the Rapper.
This year’s event is set to take place from July 7th-9th in North London’s Finsbury Park. Tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 edition of the festival, with further acts still to be announced.
Skepta will headline the 2017 Wireless Festival
It'll be the first time the Robots have performed live since the 2014 Grammys, and will surely fuel more speculation that Daft Punk are planning a 2017 world tour.
The robotic duo teamed up with the Canadian singer for his recently released album Starboy, performing with him on the title track as well as ‘I Feel It Coming’. On Tuesday (January 31st), the Recording Academy announced that they’ll be joining forces again to render those songs live at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12th, alongside other confirmed performers Adele, Bruno Mars and Metallica.
Daft Punk arriving at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the last time they performed live
Continue reading: Daft Punk To Perform Live At 2017 Grammy Awards With The Weeknd
Hadid and The Weeknd split late last year, after 18 months together.
Earlier this week, Gomez and The Weeknd were pictured kissing on a night out. Days later Hadid unfollowed Gomez on Instagram, a sign that the model isn't too happy about her ex’s blossoming romance.
Bella Hadid is not happy about Selena Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd
Continue reading: Bella Hadid 'Bitter' About Selena Gomez's Relationship With The Weeknd
The singer says he used drugs heavily in the past while making music.
The Weeknd has opened up about his use of drugs to fuel his creativity in a new interview.
Speaking to The Guardian, the singer admitted that his drug use in the past had been “heavy” and that he had used them as a crutch while making music.
The Weeknd has admitted he used drugs as a "crutch"
Continue reading: The Weeknd: "Drugs Were A Crutch"
The Canadian R&B singer dropped his third album 'Starboy' on Friday, and reportedly broke Spotify's single-day streaming record.
Following the release of his hotly-anticipated new album Starboy this week, Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams by a single artist in one day, the streaming company has announced.
Spotify has not specified exactly what number of streams the R&B singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, achieved, but by Saturday he had definitely unseated his fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, whose music was streamed more than 36 million times on November 13th, 2015 – just after he had released his latest album Purpose.
The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams in a single day following the release of 'Starboy'
The 25 year old R&B superstar and his 20 year old model girlfriend have split up after just over 18 months together.
People magazine confirmed on Thursday (November 10th) that the 25 year old Grammy-winning singer and 20 year old Bella have gone their separate ways, with sources claiming that they were simply too busy to realistically maintain a relationship.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid earlier in 2016
Continue reading: The Weeknd Splits From Bella Hadid
The two were due to perform 'Might Not' on Kimmel's show on Wednesday evening, but cancelled because Trump was also a guest.
The musicians had been due to perform ‘Might Not’ on Wednesday night’s show (May 25th), but they pulled out soon before it was due to tape, with Belly saying that he didn’t want to be seen to endorse Trump’s controversial rhetoric in any way.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid in May
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
Chloe Dobinson recaps her favourite albums of 2015
10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late
Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers. Highlights of the album include opening track Legend -which features a long instrumental introduction with background vocals giving a harmonic feel to the track. Track Energy sees keys help make the track come alive with the Canadian rapper pushing himself as an artist and pushing the boundaries in the rap industry.
9. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Released in September The Libertines marked a return to the music scene following their 2004 self-titled album. A decade on the band proves their songwriting skills never went away with tracks such Gunga Din a racous, fun indie track making fans of The Libertines feels as if they never went away. Athems for Doomed Youth is a softer album from a band who is constanlty in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Heart of the Matter is a highlight of the album catchy, light and will become a firm favorite when the band play summer festival next year.
Continue reading: Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015
In a separate interview, the singer also detailed his first (slightly awkward) meeting with Taylor Swift.
Canadian pop star The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting a police officer and will therefore avoid jail time, according a new report.
Back in January this year, the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, made headline when he was alleged to have punched a police officer in the head after the cops arrived at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas, reacting to reports of a disturbance. The officer in question is believed to have separated Tesfaye and the person he was brawling with and dragged him into an elevator, where he then lashed out and struck the officer in the head.
The Weeknd at the MTV VMAs
The Weeknd has released his much anticipated second album, 'Beauty Behind The Madness', following his critically acclaimed debut 'Kiss Land' which he released in 2013.
Opening track 'Real Life' features subtle vocals from 25-year-old Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) with a backdrop of dramatic keys easing listeners into the 14 track album. 'Losers' follows, with a beautiful intro, taking a slower pace before exploding into an upbeat chorus. The track is a clear highlight with its unexpected brass instrumentation making it come alive.
'Tell Your Friends' features a similar narration to the first two tracks with a dark look into relationships and drugs, and the Canadian's sedate vocals help to create some eerie imagery. Produced by outspoken rapper Kanye West, with lyrics that don't reject that media persona ('I'm that n**ga with the hair/singing 'bout popping pills, f**king b**ches, living life so trill'), he certainly had an influence; never being one to shy away from frank lyrics.
Continue reading: The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness Album Review
The former One Directioner is said to be making a surprise appearance with The Weeknd at the awards show.
One Direction fans could be in for a special surprise during tonight’s MTV VMA awards, as the rumour is that former member Zayn Malik will be taking to the stage for a duet with The Weeknd. The appearance would be Zayn’s first performance since quitting the boyband earlier this year and pursuing a solo career.
Will Zayn make a surprise appearance at the VMAs tonight?
A source told The Mirror, “He's been rehearsing all day. Obviously when you spend so much time with a band and a group you have support so now he's on his own it's different.” Zayn has in the past expressed his love for the American singer, tweeting earlier this month, "High for this ... Weekend tune on a Tuesday ha.”
Continue reading: Will Zayn Malik Be Joining The Weeknd Onstage At The VMAs?
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.
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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.
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
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