The Weeknd — Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA for Sep 14, 2013

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Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA for Sep 14, 2013

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Feb 16, 2017

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) released his new full-length albumStarboy, last November via XO/Republic. Now, in honor of his 27th birthday today, Tesfaye has shared a video for "Reminder." More

Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

Sep 22, 2016

The Weeknd is releasing his new full-length album, Starboy, on November 25 via XO/Republic. Now Abel Tesfaye has shared the album's title track via Apple Music.  More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Aug 24, 2015

The Weeknd is releasing his sophomore full-length, Beauty Behind the Madness, this Friday (August 28) via XO/Republic. Now Abel Tesfaye has shared a video for "Tell Your Friends," a song that features co-production from Kanye WestMore

The Weeknd Previews Every Song on New Album, Plus Listen to Lana Del Rey Duet

Beauty Behind the Madness Due Out August 28 via XO/Republic

Aug 21, 2015

The Weeknd is releasing his sophomore full-length, Beauty Behind the Madness, on August 28 via XO/Republic. Now Abel Tesfaye has posted to Soundcloud an 18-minute sampler of the whole album, featuring snippets of each song and dubbed "The Leak." More

Watch: The Weeknd - “Can’t Feel My Face” Video

Beauty Behind the Madness Due Out August 28 via XO/Republic

Jul 28, 2015

Fresh off Tom Cruise lip-syncing the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, The Weeknd has shared the official music video for "Can't Feel My Face" via Apple Music's Connect social media platform.  More

Jul 28, 2015

Tom Cruise stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (which comes out Friday). He took part in one of Fallon's Lip Sync Battles, which are usually fun and have spawned their own TV show now too.  More

Apple Announces New Streaming Service, Apple Music

Also Includes Beats 1 Radio and Connect, a New Social Network

Jun 08, 2015

As expected, Apple announced Apple Music today at its Worldwide Developers' Conference in San Francisco. Apple Music is its new music streaming service meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and Pandora. More

Feb 13, 2015

Last night The Weeknd was welcomed as the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. More

Watch: The Weeknd - “Earned it” Video (NSFW)

Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack is Due Out Feb 10

Jan 21, 2015

We’ve already heard The Weeknd’s sensuous Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack contribution “Earned it.” Does it come as any surprise that the video is a NSFW affair? More

Listen: The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Fifty Shades of Grey in Theaters on Feb 14

Dec 23, 2014

Of course The Weeknd’s slick, sexy R&B would be part of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow Remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls Covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart Remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, and Others

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT (featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig), Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, Esben and the Witch, Owl John, Electric Youth, and more. More

Listen: The Weeknd - “King of the Fall”

Featuring Sky Ferreira Cover Art

Jul 21, 2014

Following his album Kiss Land from last year, The Weeknd has premiered a brand new single titled "King of the Fall." More

The Weeknd Announces “King Of The Fall” Tour Dates

Support From Shcoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko

Jun 26, 2014

Hot on the heels of releasing a new songThe Weeknd has announced a brief string of tour dates. More

Jun 25, 2014

Like every Weeknd tune, “Often” is overtly sexual, impossibly slick, and filled with auto-tune. More

Watch: The Weeknd Perform on Letterman

It’s a “Pretty” World

Oct 10, 2013

Last night, The Weeknd stopped by Late Show With David Letterman to perform Kiss Land track “Pretty.”  More

The Weeknd To Give Away Kiss Land-Themed Condoms

Baby Making Music Gets Safe And Sexy

Sep 26, 2013

We all know The Weeknd is baby making music. But just in case you’re not ready to take that step, today frontman Abel Tesfaye announced he’s partnering with condom company, ONE Condoms.  More

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Announces Full Soundtrack Details

Featuring The National, Of Monsters and Men, Patti Smith and More

Sep 26, 2013

We already knew that Coldplay and The National were slated to appear on Catching Fire, the next installment of The Hunger Games film series. Now we can add a few other additional Under the Radar friendly artists to the list, including Anthony and the Johnsons, Phantogram, The Weeknd, and more.  More

Sep 20, 2013

The Weeknd recently released his new album Kiss Land. Now album track “Pretty” has a new video. More

Sep 16, 2013

On September 14th, The Weeknd performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA. We sent writer/photographer Robert Redfield down to cover the action. More

Sep 13, 2013

Last night Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, made his U.S. television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! More

Sep 04, 2013

On Sept. 10 bedroom crooner The Weeknd will release his upcoming album Kiss Land. More

Listen: The Weeknd - “Live For” (feat. Drake)

New Album Kiss Land Out Sept. 10

Aug 19, 2013

In the lead-up to his upcoming LP Kiss LandThe Weeknd, a.k.a musical artist Abel Tesfaye, has already shared a number of its included tracks, including "Love in the Sky," "Belong to the World," and the album's title track. More

Listen: The Weeknd - “Love in the Sky”

New Album Kiss Land Out Sept. 10

Jul 31, 2013

Previously sharing the title track and "Belong to the World" from his upcoming album Kiss Land, sexual crooner Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, has offered up yet another selection from the effort with the track "Love in the Sky." More

Watch: The Weeknd - “Belong to This World” Video

"Machine Gun" Sample Used Without Portishead's Consent

Jul 15, 2013

The Weeknd has premiered a new music video for his latest Kiss Land single "Belong to this World." More

The Weeknd Announces Tour Dates

New Album Kiss Land Out This Summer

Jul 08, 2013

Poised to release his upcoming album Kiss Land, scheduled for release towards the end of summer, The Weeknd has announced plans for upcoming tour through North America. More

Watch: The Weeknd Debuts New Song Live

Off His Upcoming Album Kiss Land

Jun 14, 2013

Releasing his proper debut album Kiss Land later this year musical artist Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, played an intimate show in his hometown of Toronto. More

Listen: The Weeknd - “Kiss Land”

Title Track Off Upcoming Album

May 17, 2013

Sometime this year musical artist Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, will release Kiss Land, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed mixtape collection Trilogy. More

Mar 18, 2013

As hard as it is to imagine given his breakthrough success, soul producer and crooner Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, doesn't have a proper full-length album listed to his name. More

Feb 13, 2013

The Weeknd has premiered a music video for his song "Twenty Eight," a bonus track tacked on to the R&B artist's mixtape reissue Trilogy. More

Nov 28, 2012

Last night The Weeknd crossed the Atlantic to serve as a musical guest on Later... with Jools Holland. More

Listen: The Weeknd - “Enemy”

A Song For Between the Sheets

Oct 26, 2012

Bundling his recent trio of mixtapes into a consolidated effort titled Trilogy this Nov. 26 on Universal Republic, The Weeknd surprised fans last night by dropping an entirely new song online called "Enemy." More

Watch: The Weeknd – “Wicked Games” Video

More on the Way, as Promised

Oct 18, 2012

As promisedThe Weeknd didn’t make fans wait long for new material. More

More on the Way From The Weeknd

Musician Pens Note to Fans

Oct 04, 2012

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s video release, today enigmatic artist The Weeknd penned an open letter to his fans, promising that more music is on the way soon. More

Oct 03, 2012

On Nov. 26 Universal Republic will release The Weeknd’s trio of mixtapes from last year and bundle them together as a release called Trilogy. More

Nominee Long List of 2012 Polaris Prize Revealed

Include The Weeknd, Leonard Cohen, Feist, Grimes, Japandroids

Jun 15, 2012

The long list of nominees has been announced this year's Polaris Music Prize, honoring the best album of the year by a Canadian artist. More

The Weeknd Announces Tour Dates

Kicks Off This Weekend at Coachella

Apr 11, 2012

The Weeknd is using this weekend's Coachella festival to launch his tour. We have the dates.  More

Dec 22, 2011

Over the course of the past year Toronto R&B artist Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd has been releasing a series of mixtapes free of charge for listeners' enjoyment. More

The Horrors, Goldfrapp, Foster the People and More Remix Gaga

Born This Way The Remix Due Out November 21

Oct 21, 2011

A slew of indie and indie-approved artists are busy remixing Lady Gaga’s Born this Way More

Listen: The Weeknd Remixes Florence + The Machine

A New Banging Take on “Shake it Out”

Sep 28, 2011

The Weeknd recently took their hands to new Florence + The Machine track, “Sahke it Out.” More