The Weeknd

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24-hour Covid benefit concert announced with the Weeknd, Billie Eilish and more
Global Citizen Live to span globe with performances by Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, BTS and more, campaigning for famine relief and donation of Covid vaccines

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Jul, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Folk singer Mustafa: ‘I’m trying to preserve the memories of young Black Muslims’
The poet, a songwriter for artists including the Weeknd, explains how music helped him explore the loss of friends to inner-city violence: ‘Sorrow is meant to be experienced and felt’

Aina J Khan

02, Jun, 2021 @1:30 PM

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2021’s Brit awards showed pop can have it all: success, quality and diversity
The industry acknowledged megastars but didn’t solely reward commercial success, and is finally nurturing more than a small handful of female artists

Alexis Petridis

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brit awards 2021: every performance reviewed, from Coldplay to Arlo Parks
From Coldplay’s opening spectacular on the Thames to Rag’n’Bone Man movingly performing with an NHS choir, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Brit awards 2021: the ceremony as it happened, with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and more
Dua Lipa, the Weeknd, Elton John and more performed at the biggest night in British music to an indoor crowd of thousands of key workers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, May, 2021 @9:38 PM

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Women dominate 2021 Brit awards as Dua Lipa tops winners
2020’s heavily male ceremony reversed with wins for Arlo Parks, Haim and Billie Eilish, as Little Mix become first all-female winner of British group

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Tobi Thomas

11, May, 2021 @9:31 PM

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The Weeknd donates $1m in food aid to Ethiopia amid 'senseless' conflict
Singer also generates $2.2m in sales of NFTs, including one linked to an unreleased song sold for $490,000

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, Apr, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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The Grammys' diverse winner list isn't box-ticking – these are terrific artists | Alexis Petridis
While questions rightly remain over its shadowy nominations process, Grammy voters should be praised for honouring a large number of women and people of colour

Alexis Petridis

15, Mar, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Grammy awards 2021: women rule as Taylor Swift and Beyoncé break records
The Covid-restrained Grammys were a mostly female-fronted affair, with wins for Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift

Adrian Horton

15, Mar, 2021 @7:20 AM

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Snub to the Weeknd shows the Grammys as unfit judges of music | Rebecca Nicholson
No wonder one of the world’s biggest artists is turning his back on an increasingly irrelevant award

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Weeknd pledges permanent Grammys boycott
The Canadian star – who had the biggest song of 2020 yet earned no Grammy nominations – will no longer submit music for consideration

Laura Snapes

12, Mar, 2021 @11:12 AM

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