The Weeknd

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‘I’m not used to seeing sex that kinky’: Is The Idol the most shocking TV of the year?
It’s undeniably pulpy and seamy – but is the show a ‘toxic man’s fantasy’, as critics have said? Or is it a candid look at sex today? As 2023’s most controversial series hits our screens, we meets its stars

Shaad D'Souza

02, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Ryan Reynolds wants to expand his sports empire. Will Snoop stop him?
The actor has enjoyed huge success with Wrexham and now he is interested in the NHL’s Senators. He will face competition from two music titans though

Colin Horgan

09, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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AI song featuring fake Drake and Weeknd vocals pulled from streaming services
The song, called Heart on My Sleeve, has been removed from TikTok, Spotify and YouTube for ‘infringing content created with generative AI’

Laura Snapes

18, Apr, 2023 @9:37 AM

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‘It’s my least personal album!’ Thank you, Ellie Goulding, for making pop escapist again
As hyper-gossipy songs by the likes of Miley Cyrus need accompanying guides to help decode them, Goulding’s rejection of ‘personal experiences’ feels radical

Shaad D'Souza

04, Apr, 2023 @3:13 PM

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The Weeknd reaches settlement over Call Out My Name copyright case
Suniel Fox and Henry Strange of Epikker had alleged that the lead guitar and vocal hooks of the Canadian pop star’s hit were similar to their track Vibeking

Shaad D'Souza

20, Mar, 2023 @3:42 PM

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The 35 must-see TV shows to look forward to in 2023
A hardy period drama from Shane Meadows, a Frasier reboot and the fourth series of Succession – here’s a rundown of all the new year’s unmissable telly

Stuart Heritage and Kate Abbott

28, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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We do it grande: how 2022 became the year of the big statement album
From Kendrick Lamar to Beyoncé and Arctic Monkeys, artists lent into opulence and maximalism this year, inviting listeners to escape – and asserting their disregard for pop’s rules

Alexis Petridis

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2022: No 3 – The Weeknd: Dawn FM
Abel Tesfaye’s luridly spectacular album continued his trangressive and dazzlingly deranged themes with gorgeous, grand music voiced by his depressive alter ego

Shaad D'Souza

21, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Nepo baby’ fall preview: new films and TV from children of famous parents
The offspring of Denzel, Uma, Phoebe, Andie and Judd – and a Gainsbourg for good measure – follow in their parents’ celebrated paths

Caspar Salmon

12, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist of 2021 in the UK
The pop star’s single Bad Habits was also the most-played song of last year, according to new data from music licensing company PPL

Laura Snapes

19, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The best albums of 2022 so far
From yacht-rock atmospherics to portraits of disaffected Britain, here are our picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Madonna lists California home for $26m year after buying from the Weeknd
Singer paid $19.3m for property in star-studded Hidden Hills neighbourhood last April

Mark Sweney

22, Apr, 2022 @12:55 PM

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