The Weeknd

SZA’s “SOS” remains unchallenged as it holds atop the albums chart for a seventh consecutive week. Propelled by the buzz of it being the singer-songwriter’s first full-length release in five years, the R&B LP has packed a punch on streaming services, collecting over 1.4 billion streams since its December debut.…

Music credits database Jaxsta has revealed its annual top producers list, with Tyler Johnson, Tainy and Kid Harpoon taking the first three spots, respectively. Johnson’s production work is up for three Grammys this year, including album of the year for Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House,” as well as song and record…

The Weeknd has teased new music tied to the soundtrack for James Cameron’s much-anticipated sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water.” On Sunday morning, the Canadian singer uploaded a short clip displaying the film’s logo and Dec. 16 release date. In the background, a choir can be heard, supported by a…

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle Yeoh proved that Marvel wasn’t the only one with a multiverse up its sleeve with “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Here is…

THe Weeknd has two concerts at Inglewood, California’s SoFi Stadium on Nov. 26-27.

Variety is pleased to announce the honorees for its sixth annual Hitmakers celebration. The Nov. 30 issue and accompanying event looks back at the year in music and recognizes the writers, producers, publishers, managers and executives who helped make — and break — the 25 most-consumed songs of the year,…

Bad Bunny leads the nominees with eight, while Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift have six nods each. Adele, Harry Styles and The Weeknd earned five noms each.

This year’s ceremony will gather the hottest young musicians and the top legends in the biz for a magical night of great music, show-stopping fashions and memorable awards moments.

The 2022 American Music Awards air live Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Wayne Brady. Bad Bunny leads the pack of nominees with eight nods, followed by Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift with six each. The Weeknd, Adele and Harry Styles each have five nominations. This…

Wayne Brady didn’t hesitate when he was asked to host this year’s American Music Awards. “That’s kind of a no-brainer,” he tells me just days before the big show, airing live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 20. “When they ask you if you want to host, you don’t doddle, you…

The biggest surprise about the 2023 Grammy nominations, which were announced early Tuesday, is that it was shorter on surprises than in most years. That’s a good thing, if you’re remembering the furor over the Weeknd getting zero nominations two years ago at a time when he was expected to…

Travis Scott is scheduled to make his first festival appearance since the disastrous Astroworld festival, in which ten people died, at the Rolling Loud California festival in March. Future and Playboi Carti will also headline, with Lil Wayne appearing in an undefined slot, listed as a “special guest.” The festival…