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Drake Says The Weeknd Joint Project ‘Has To Happen’


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After surprising fans by bringing out The Weeknd at the 8th annual OVO Fest on Monday (Aug. 7), Drake made the announcement that their long-awaited OVO and XO collaborative project should be in the works.

“I don’t want to do this to you on stage,” he told Abel. “But I feel like that OVOXO project has to happen at some point. I just want to say that.”

The crowd went crazy, but this is not the first time that they have mentioned such a project. In November, Abel spoke about it during an interview with Beats 1. “He came in as my big bro and showed the world what I could do,” he said. “From then on, he’s always been supporting me and I’ve always been supporting him. Behind the scenes, we’re still very close but it’s cool that the world can see us doing our own thing. OVO/XO will always be there.”

At the time, he also explained the circumstances that he would like to create the project under. “It’s cool to have both monsters work together as opposed to one monster and one little guy coming in,” he added. “It’s dope, like Kanye and Jay Z, when [Watch the Throne] happened.”

Watch a clip of their performance below.

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Listen: SZA x Drake x The Weeknd – Weeknd Fever (A JAYBeatz Mashup)

Weeknd Fever Mashup

This right hurr!!

JAYBeatz comes through right-on-time with another FIRE mashup. We need this collabo to come true one day, but for now we will be playing this at HIGH VOLUME.

The producer/remixer masterfully crafts a blend of three tracks that are perfect alone, but work wonderfully together as well. Drake is still the hottest in the game, The Weeknd is on another stratosphere of success these days, and since the release of her acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, SZA has finally been receiving the praise that she deserves.

Jay uses a combination of their respective songs, “Teenage Fever,” “I Feel It Coming,” and “The Weekend” to create an incredibly smooth mashup titled, “Weeknd Fever.”

But please don’t wait until the weekend to listen to it. Press play now below!

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The Weeknd Announces Fall Tour Dates With Gucci Mane

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The Weeknd can’t stop, won’t stop.

After just wrapping up the first leg of his acclaimed “Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour” this month, the pop/R&B superstar has just announced a second leg featuring more stops in North America, followed by New Zealand and Australia.

‘Phase Two’ is scheduled to kick off Sept. 6 in University Park, PA, and travel to 27 cities in the US and Canada before closing Nov. 2 in Chicago. Gucci Mane and Nav will join The Weeknd for all US dates, while French Montana and Nav join him in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The later dates launch Nov. 29 in Auckland, NZ and close Dec. 14 in Perth, AUS.

Phase One of the tour kicked off on February 17 in Stockholm, Sweden and wrapped on June 9 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tickets for the North American dates of the “Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour– Phase Two” go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 16 at 11am local time. For the New Zealand and Australian shows, the on-sale date is forthcoming. For all ticket purchase information, visit

See the full itinerary below.

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New Video: The Weeknd – Secrets

The Weeknd Secrets Video

The Weeknd takes viewers into a world of wonder in his artistic new video for “Secrets.”

The eerie Pedro Martin-Calero-directed visuals highlight each angle as the Canadian singer is filmed in an architectural masterpiece of a hotel.  Riding a rounded elevator, walking through the lobby, split through glass reflections, the pop superstar appears almost invisible.

A woman, who stars as his love interest, in seen writhing over a transforming white bed as some spooky men look on. Abel has his own moments of creepy staring, while the woman is seen with another man, but is it supposed to be him? Or is he projecting his fantasies of being with her?

The video leaves you wondering if there are multiple underlining plots and scenarios. But, keeping in line with his previous visuals, the Starboy cross appears at the end. Abel walks through the snow outside peering up at the giant floating crucifix and the screen goes dark.

The Weeknd will close out the U.S. leg of his “Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour” on June 17 in Dover, Delaware, and then take the trek back to Europe.

Check out the mysterious “Secrets” video below.

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The Weeknd Donates $100,000 to Medical Center in Uganda

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Starboy gives back!

The Weeknd has made a large donation from his growing fortune to help fund a new clinic at a medical facility in East Africa.

The singer has donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility located in Budondo, Uganda.

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Cashmere Cat Taps The Weeknd, Kehlani, Jhene Aiko & More for Debut Album ‘9’

Cashmere Cat is ready to deliver a wave with his debut album. Fans of the Norwegian DJ/producer are getting hyped for the release of his star-studded album 9.

The 10-track LP boasts appearances by The Weeknd, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign, Selena Gomez, Tory Lanez, and more.

Previously, Cashmere Cat dropped the Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez collaboration “Trust Nobody” and the Francis and the Lights and The Weeknd-featured “Wild Love.”

In October, he teamed up with 2 Chainz, Tory, and Starrah on “Throw Myself a Party,” but the song did not make the final cut.

9 is due April 28. See the tracklisting below.

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Listen: The Weeknd Joins Lana Del Rey on “Lust For Love”

Past collaborators The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey reignite their chemistry on the lush ballad “Lust For Love,” off Del Rey’s forthcoming fifth studio album.

Over the ethereal production the two lovers sit on the H of the infamous Hollywood sign, while singing about their magnetic physical connection.

“Take off all your clothes,” sings Lana before Abel joins in: “They say only the good die young / That just ain’t right / ‘Cause we’re having too much fun / Too much fun tonight.”

During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Lana spoke about their latest collaboration. “We’ve done a couple songs already for his record, and we’ve been saying that my next record, whenever it came out, we really wanted to do something,” she said. “So I just thought he would be great for this song.”

The two singers have always complimented each other very well on record. In the past they have worked together on The Weeknd’s last two albums on the songs, “Prisoner” and “Stargirl Interlude.” Lana’s new album is scheduled to be released later this year.

Take a listen to “Lust For Love” below.

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Rihanna, Kehlani, Sevyn, Tinashe & More Storm Coachella 2017

As if the desert wasn’t hot enough on the first weekend of Coachella 2017, some of R&B’s sexiest starlets stormed the annual spring festival to enjoy the good vibes.

While only a few of our favorites were actually on the bill, like Kehlani and NAO, others–like Rihanna–made surprise appearances, and some were there to attend the brand events, like Solange and Tinashe.

During her Sunday night set, Kehlani rocked a lose fitting white outfit that had ‘Find Our Girls’ written on her top, and ‘Solidarity’ down the leg of her pants.

Rihanna had social media in a craze over her shimmering full body suit with low cut Gucci tank top and jean shorts on Day 2, and she was seen turning up in the crowd to Kendrick Lamar’s set on Day 3.

The Weeknd, who came out to perform with XO producer-turned-artist NAV, spent some quality time with girlfriend Selena Gomez backstage. Singers like Sevyn Streeter, SZA, Christina Milian, Justine Skye and more all were in attendance as well to take in the performances and mingle during the events.

Buzzing teen singer-songwriter Khalid caught up with Solange and Kehlani, who also spent some time with Sevyn and SZA on Day 2. Jhené Aiko and her sister Mila J were also hanging around. Jhené posted a photo on Instagram that said her body was in Coachella but her heart is at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, which is coming up on Memorial Day Weekend.

Check out all their festive fun with the photos and video footage below.

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