The Weeknd

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What a balaclava! Is the controversial headwear the new hoodie?
Beyoncé wears a head covering in her latest Ivy Park collection and Celine put them on the catwalk. In the coldest week of the year, is there more to the headpiece than staying warm?

Priya Elan

08, Feb, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Super Bowl ads and half-time show: The Weeknd creates energy without a huge crowd – as it happened
Surrounding the big game are a host of big ads, a string of new movie trailers and a half-time performance from The Weeknd

Benjamin Lee and Adrian Horton

08, Feb, 2021 @3:33 AM

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The Weeknd's Super Bowl half-time show: mood-lifting party music
An understandably censored yet slickly realized medley of hits from the R&B pop star made for a successful escape during an unusual night

Adrian Horton

08, Feb, 2021 @3:30 AM

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Pop in 2020: an escape into disco, folklore and nostalgia
Amid the chaos of the pandemic and with the future so uncertain, the pop music that resonated was glittery, danceable and comfortingly familiar

Alexis Petridis

17, Dec, 2020 @2:36 PM

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How Dionne Warwick became the queen of Twitter (with a little help from Chance the Rapper)
The pop legend has emerged as a cheeky wisecracker on social media – much to the delight of her targets, including The Weeknd

07, Dec, 2020 @3:49 PM

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Bad Bunny is most streamed artist of 2020 on Spotify
Puerto Rican vocalist earns more than 8.3bn streams, with the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights the year’s most streamed song

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Dec, 2020 @9:05 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after snubbing Black artists
Singer’s demand follows absence of the Weeknd in all categories of the 2021 awards despite huge success this year and dismay at exclusion of Lil Uzi Vert

Laura Snapes

26, Nov, 2020 @1:19 PM

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The Weeknd alleges Grammys corruption after nominations snub
Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor and Nicki Minaj joined the Canadian pop star in criticising the Recording Academy’s process following 2021 shortlist announcement

Laura Snapes

25, Nov, 2020 @10:35 AM

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Taylor Swift named artist of the year at American Music Awards
Singer wins three awards, extending her record overall tally, while Justin Bieber and the Weeknd also score three wins each

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The Weeknd to headline Super Bowl 2021 half-time show
The Canadian singer is ‘humbled, honored and ecstatic’ to follow in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira at next year’s big game

Benjamin Lee

12, Nov, 2020 @7:11 PM

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MTV VMAs 2020: Lady Gaga dominates during unusual pandemic broadcast
Singer reigns supreme in awards show filled with calls for social justice and recognition of Covid tragedy

Adrian Horton

31, Aug, 2020 @3:52 AM

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