The Weeknd shares video for new single Call Out My Name

The Weeknd shares video for new single Call Out My Name

Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has shared a dark new video for his single Call Out My Name – and you can watch it right here. The trippy video is directed by Grant Singer, who also directed the promos for Starboy and The Hills. A fortnight ago, The Weeknd – real name Abęl Tesfaye – released new album My Dear Melancholy. The record arrived just 18 months after the Grammy-winning effort Starboy, which featured collaborations…

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Listen to The Weeknd’s new album My Dear Melancholy

Listen to The Weeknd’s new album My Dear Melancholy

Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has released a new album: My Dear Melancholy. And you can listen to it right here. The new album comes just 18 months after the Grammy-winning effort Starboy, which featured collaborations with Daft Punk and Lana Del Rey. The Weeknd – real name Abęl Tesfaye – recently teamed up with Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack single Pray for Me. The six-track My Dear Meloncholy is executive produced by…

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Grammys 2018: Full list of nominees

Grammys 2018: Full list of nominees

Hot on the heels of the announcement of his visit to Scotland next summer, Bruno Mars leads the way along with Jay-Z and Kendrick Lemar for the most nods in the list of nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards. The Grammys return in January, with Jay-Z out in front with eight nominations for the critically lauded 4:44, followed by Lamar with seven and Mars with six. See the nominees in all categories below. “I’m inspired…

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Lana Del Rey talks new album – and confirms release date

Lana Del Rey talks new album – and confirms release date

Lana Del Rey has confirmed the release date of her eagerly-awaited new album, Lust For Life. The Video Games hitmaker revealed on Twitter today (May 25) that the album will drop on July 21. Del Rey’s album has so far been preceded by lead single Love, her title-track and Weeknd collaboration, plus recent songs Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind and Cherry. The album is set to feature a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks called Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems….

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2017 Billboard Music Award nominations announced

2017 Billboard Music Award nominations announced

Superstar rapper Drake and EDM duo The Chainsmokers lead the nominations at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, with 22 each. The 2017 awards show takes place on May 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other big contenders include Twenty One Pilots (17 nominations) and Rihanna (14). Nominees for the biggest award, top artist, include Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, the Chainsmokers, Drake and Rihanna, among others. The Billboard Awards have 52 categories. You can see the…

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The Weeknd announces UK tour – including Glasgow gig

The Weeknd announces UK tour – including Glasgow gig

Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has announced details of a UK headline tour for 2017, which includes a visit to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on March 10. The singer, who cleaned up at the annual Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas earlier this year, winning eight awards, including the prize for top R&B album for Beauty Behind The Madness, will hit the UK in March for a series of arena shows where he will play tracks from soon-to-be-released new…

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The Weeknd wins big at Billboard Music Awards

The Weeknd wins big at Billboard Music Awards

Canadian rapper/singer The Weeknd cleaned up at the annual Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last night, winning eight awards, including the prize for top R&B album for Beauty Behind The Madness. Rihanna, Justin Bieber and One Direction were also among the winners, while Madonna and Stevie Wonder teamed up for a duet of Purple Rain in honour of Prince. Watch the performance below. Britney Spears opened the awards ceremony with a medley of her biggest hits –…

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Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

The full line-up for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend has been announced, with Mumford & Sons, Iggy Azalea, Chvrches, Tame Impala and The Weeknd among those confirmed. The two day event will take place between May 28-29 at Powderham Castle in Devon, with 25,000 free tickets for the weekend allocated to local fans. Coldplay, Bring Me The Horizon, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Chase and Status, Craig David and Jake Bugg had previously been confirmed, with new additions now…

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The Weeknd quits Rihanna’s world tour – including Hampden Park gig

The Weeknd quits Rihanna’s world tour – including Hampden Park gig

The Weeknd will no longer support Rihanna at her summer gig in Scotland – or any of the other dates on her current world tour. Rihanna recently kicked off her tour in support of latest album ANTI and is due to visit Glasgow’s Hampden Park on June 27 – but Grammy-winning R&B singer The Weeknd has reportedly quit the tour due to ‘unforeseen changes with upcoming projects’. A statement from promoters Live Nation reads: “Due to some unforeseen…

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