Skepta, The Weeknd & Chance The Rapper To Headline Wireless 2017

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This year’s Wireless Festival continues their record of top-quality line-ups: Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd have been tapped as the headliners. Following them: Bryson Tiller, Nas, Tory Lanez, G-Eazy, Young Thug, Wiley, Section Boyz, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Uzi Vert and loads more (including a couple of yet-to-be-named guests) will be taking to one of the festival stages as well.

It all takes place 7th to 9th July in Finsbury Park, London. Check out Wireless’ official website for more information.

The Weeknd Announces ‘Starboy: Legend of the Fall’ World Tour (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6LACK have been added to the North American leg of The Weeknd’s tour.

It looks like The Weeknd is already locking in his stake for 2017; the Canadian singer announced his Starboy: Legend Of The Fall world tour, which will see him all over the Americas and Europe starting in February (including two O2 Arena dates in March). There will also be special guests at various stops (UPDATE: We now know that Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert will be on the UK/European leg).

Check out the full schedule below…hopefully, we’ll know when the tickets actually go on sale soon. In the meantime, Starboy is still dropping 25th November.

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Bonnaroo 2017: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & Chance The Rapper To Headline

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As can be seen by the glorious flyer above: Tennessee festival Bonnaroo has revealed an impressive line-up for this year, which sees U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper as the main headliners. In addition, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The xx, Travis Scott, Future Islands, Tory Lanez, Tove Lo, D.R.A.M., Michael Kiwanuka and more will also be amongst the acts to hit the stage.

It all takes place in Manchester (Tennessee) 8th to 11th June. Get your tickets here.

The Weeknd Breaks Records On Spotify With New Album

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Congrats are in order for The Weeknd: last week, the Canadian star managed to shatter Spotify’s record for the most streams in a day, banking 40 million for his new album Starboy (and accompanying singles). The previous record holder was David Bowie with 36 million streams. In addition, he also broke Spotify’s global record for first-week streams with 223 million, knocking out even Drake for the number 1 spot on the streaming service.

Adding in all streaming platforms, that weekly number jumps to 400 million and counting. Whoever said that streaming is destroying the music industry is wrong; it’s simply forcing it to evolve with the new generation of tech-forward artists.

The Weeknd: New Album, Short Film & Interview

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Today could very well be dubbed The Weeknd day (or not): the Canadian superstar has released his new album Starboy, a lengthy new project that sees assistance from Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Future, Metro Boomin, Cashmere Cat and more. In addition, he also released a short film titled ‘Mania’, a cinematic cut that contains many of the album’s cuts (there’s also blood, which is equally awesome). Finally, a full sit-down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, which sees The Weeknd speaking on Starboy, cutting his hair, certain collabs and more.

Enjoy all of this awesomeness below.

The Weeknd Teases New Short Film, ‘Mania’

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In the days leading up to the release of his forthcoming album Starboy, The Weeknd has revealed a teaser for a short film titled Mania, which was directed by Grant Singer and, well…we don’t yet know much else. You can check that out above and — if you haven’t — pre-order Starboy here.

In addition to that, you can also check out a ‘5 DAYS LEFT’ promo below.

The Weeknd – ‘Party Monster’ & ‘I Feel It Coming’ (Feat. Daft Punk)

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Two new tracks from The Weeknd before Starboy drops next week: below lies the genre-bending cuts ‘Party Monster’ and ‘I Feel It Coming’, the latter of which features Daft Punk. The Canadian star also spoke on working with the French duo in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal:

Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s a lot of gear… but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic. It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel — ‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualize making music.

You can also pre-order Starboy here. Don’t forget — The Weeknd is heading on a massive world tour next year. UPDATE: We’ve also included the full tracklisting below the audio.

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The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ Feat. Daft Punk (Video) & ‘False Alarm’ (Video)

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UPDATE: Congrats to The Weeknd is necessary — the singer has also become Puma’s new Global Brand Ambassador.

UPDATE #2: The Weeknd has released a lyric visual for his forthcoming album’s title track (below).

The Weeknd has both liberated a new visual for his lead-off single ‘Starboy’ (featuring Daft Punk) as well as a new(er) track titled ‘False Alarm’ (which has apparently been polarising amongst fans since its release). If anything, it’s definitely a progression of The Weeknd’s sound (which goes along with the haircut, we presume; this is made even more symbolic thanks to the above clip).

Check out the tunes above and below…Starboy (the album) is released at midnight (pre-order here).

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