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New Music: Gesaffelstein Feat. The Weeknd “Lost In The Fire”

The Weeknd has been back in the studio recording, working on his much-anticipated sixth studio album tentatively titled Chapter VI. Before the campaign kicks off for that project, The Weeknd links up with Gesaffelstein on their latest collaboration “Lost In The Fire.” Teased over the past week, the French DJ and Toronto crooner continue their past chemistry on the eerie, mid-tempo track. “Lost In The Fire” is the third time Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd have worked together, following “I Was N...
Tags: Videos, Toronto, Jazz, The Weeknd, New Music, Gesaffelstein, Lost In The Fire, French DJ

Gesaffelstein – “Lost In The Fire” (Feat. The Weeknd)

Gessafelstein, the French producer perhaps best known for working on Kanye West's Yeezus, produced two tracks on the Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy last year. All this week Gessafelstein (born Mike Lévy) and the Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye, but you knew that) have been teasing another song together called "Lost In The Fire." That … More »
Tags: Video, Music, The Weeknd, Gesaffelstein, Yeezus, Abel Tesfaye, Mike Levy, Gessafelstein

Songs You Might Know From Artists You Probably Don’t: Sifting Through 2019’s Potential Pop Hits

Pop music is a crazy industry, even more so in our fractured age. It's crazy how many songs can be blowing up in some corner of the world, online or off, without ever spilling over into the mass consciousness. It's crazy how many of those songs actually do spill over without some of us realizing … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Bastille, Bruno Mars, Susan Boyle, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Miguel, Hozier, The Weeknd

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop. More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Logic, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Sia, Diplo

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I'm fairly certain … More »
Tags: Music, Usher, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Future, Jay-z, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Bastille, Eminem, Spice Girls, Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, "I was about to tell y'all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »
Tags: Music, Nas, Kanye West, Long Beach, Pusha T, Chance The Rapper, Nine Inch Nails, Vince Staples, The Weeknd, Aphex Twin, Protomartyr, Moses Sumney, Phoebe Bridgers, Sounding Board, Open Mike Eagle, Lucy Dacus

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

When the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: "Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who's hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don't listen to." Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac Hayes … More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Lena Dunham, Hugh Jackman, Diplo, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Mariah Carey, Mandy Moore, Pete Davidson

Drake and The Weeknd Face Copyright Trials

Two of popular music's biggest stars are the latest to face lawsuits over their hit songs. Darake is accused of sampling a jazz track with out permission and The Weeknd faces a charge of song plagiarism. Drake A jury trial that would determine if Drake misappropriated music of jazz musician Jimmy Smith is looming, with Drake on the plaintiff’s witness list.  Drake was sued by the estate of Smith and music publishing company Hebrew Hustle in 2014, both of which accused him of usin...
Tags: Music, Copyright, Drake, Smith, Clover, The Weeknd, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Jimmy Smith, Billy Smith, Pound Cake Paris Morton Music, Publishing & Songwriting, Wikimedia Commons CelebrityAccess, The Weeknd. songs, Darake

New Music: The Weeknd Feat. Quavo, Swae Lee & Trouble “Try Me (Remix)”

The Weeknd returned to the airwaves on Thursday (Aug. 23) with episode two of his “MEMENTO MORI” show on Beats 1 radio. During the broadcast, the XO singer premiered a remix to “Try Me.” The original, off April’s My Dear Melancholy, EP, gets an upgrade with features from Quavo, Swae Lee and Trouble. Hear it below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy, (EP)
Tags: Jazz, The Weeknd, New Music, Quavo, Swae Lee, XO, Trouble, Quavo Swae Lee

The Weeknd Debuts New Remix On His Memento Mori Beats 1 Show

In June, the Weeknd joined the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and more with his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. And like Frank Ocean with Blonded Radio and Drake with OVO Sound Radio, the Weeknd is using his new show Memento Mori to debut some new music. More »
Tags: Music, Drake, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Drake Frank Ocean, Pharrell Nicki Minaj, OVO Sound Radio the Weeknd

The Weeknd Debuts 2 Songs On His Memento Mori Beats 1 Show

In June, the Weeknd joined the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, and Nicki Minaj with his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. The first episode of Memento Mori, described by Abel Tesfaye himself as "all of the music that's inspiring some late nights," aired 6/8. The second is airing today, … More »
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, Abel Tesfaye, Drake Frank Ocean Pharrell

A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

If it's meant to be, it'll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha's unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only explanation. More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Logic, Justin Bieber, Timbaland, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Drake, Tyga, Anna Wintour, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Chance The Rapper, Kesha

Short-T’s Favorite R&B Albums of 2018… So Far

R&B Is Dead? The post Short-T’s Favorite R&B Albums of 2018… So Far appeared first on
Tags: Isolation, Jazz, November, Sir, Columns, Janelle Monae, The Weeknd, Leon Bridges, Craig David, Mila J, Teyana Taylor, Good Kid, Ratchet City, Kali Uchis, Chloe x Halle, The Kids Are Alright

Trent Reznor Says Kanye And The Weeknd “Ripped Off” Nine Inch Nails’ Live Show

Trent Reznor already went at Kanye West once during the press cycle for Nine Inch Nails' new EP album Bad Witch, telling The Guardian that Kanye has "lost his mind." Now he's accusing Kanye -- as well as the Weeknd -- of ripping off the "immersive" live shows he claims NIN pioneered. More »
Tags: Music, Kanye West, Kanye, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, The Weeknd, Where's The Beef

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Future, Charli Xcx, Bill Cosby, Carrie Underwood, Harry Styles, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Lil Wayne, Drake, Pusha T, Jack White

The Weeknd Announces Beats 1 Radio Show, ‘Memento Mori’

"All the music that's inspiring late nights."
Tags: News, Jazz, The Weeknd

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if your list only reaches to the end of the English language, it's far too limited. More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, America, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Kesha, Maroon 5

New Video: Belly Feat. The Weeknd “What You Want”

Last week, Belly released his new single “What You Want” in anticipation of his upcoming Midnight Zone LP. The XO rapper/songwriter now returns with its music video, co-starring his labelmate The Weeknd. Directed by Colin Tilley, the two escape to another world in the desert, cruising around the sandy road while enjoying the presence of pretty eye-candy inside their pyramid-shaped fortress. Watch the video below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Belly Feat. The Weeknd – “What Yo...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, The Weeknd, Belly, XO, Colin Tilley

Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, alongside Khalid -- another young pop star born in '98 -- and survivors from the Parkland shooting. The song, "Youth," from Mendes' self-titled album out tomorrow, … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Toronto, Ariana Grande, Rae Sremmurd, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Liam Payne, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Demi Lovato, Drake, Pink, Arctic Monkeys

The Weeknd Covers TIME, Reveals He Scrapped Entire “Upbeat” Album

"Prior to 'Melancholy,' I had a whole album written, done."
Tags: News, Jazz, The Weeknd

The Weeknd Scrapped An “Upbeat” Album Made Before He Broke Up With Selena Gomez

The Weeknd recorded and released My Dear Melancholy, his latest EP (or album, or whatever you want to call it), in the wake of his highly publicized breakup with Selena Gomez. Much of its lyrics seemed to be directed specifically at Gomez -- "I said I didn't feel nothing, baby, but I lied/ I … More »
Tags: Music, News, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Gomez

The Weeknd Covers TIME

The Weeknd graces the cover of TIME’s “Next Generation Leaders” issue. The cover story, done by Kara Brown, touches on the XO crooner’s rise to superstar status, headlining Coachella 2018, and the release of his The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy, EP. Serving as his first interview since 2016, the Toronto singer touches on his music resonating with millennials, relationships, and scrapping an album prior to putting on his chart-topping EP. “Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done...
Tags: Kara Brown, Interviews, Toronto, Magazines, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Behind The Scenes, The Weeknd, Gomez, Tesfaye, XO

The Weeknd Announces New EP, ‘We’re Alone Together’

"My dear melancholy, we're alone together."
Tags: News, Jazz, The Weeknd

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