One Direction, Bieber and The Weeknd star at American Music Awards
By: The Associated Press One Direction may have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards.
The Weeknd charged with punching police officer in Las Vegas, pleads no contest
By: The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Canadian R&B artist known as The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to punching a Las Vegas police officer in a hotel scuffle in January.
Halloween 2015: Your guide to last-minute musician costumes
With Halloween just over a week away, it's just about the time when people actually start putting their costumes together. There's no shame in that game: there comes a time in your twenties when life takes precedence over dress-up.
The Weeknd ties Bruno Mars with five Soul Train Award nods
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — The Weeknd and the duo behind "Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, are tied for five nominations each at the Soul Train Awards this year on Nov.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, the Weeknd lead American Music Awards nominations
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations announced Tuesday, and if she wins everything she's up for the singer will become the most-honored artist in the show's history.
Austin City Limits Festival brings Drake, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, The Weeknd to Zilker Park (photos, review)
The ever-ascendant Austin City Limits Music Festival boasted big names like Drake, TV on the Radio, Billy Idol, Disclosure, Run the Jewels and more over the weekend, but also gave plenty of stage time to newer acts on the rise.
Synkro does his best Burial on “Changes” (review)
Like so many young musicians, electronic producer Synkro (Joe McBride to his fellow Brits) is nothing if not the sum of his influences. He’s said as much in the press, pointing out tributaries as far upstream and apart as Burial, Tangerine Dream and Boards of Canada in the way of inspiration for his gloomy strain of electro-ambience.
Listen: Just in time for Labor Day, Reverb’s best of summer playlist
Early September means the beginning of the end for summer. We know: it’s not fair. Like you, our seasonal bucket lists are still full of boats not sailed, gardens never sowed and, for the third time, Infinite Jests unread.
The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness” review
If your only exposure to The Weeknd was via the VMAs earlier this week -- which included Kanye's much-publicized dancefloor get-down -- you might be surprised to hear the 25-year-old's new album, especially its symphonic production, dark and tragic rhythms, and addled lyrics.
The VMAs prove just how completely MTV (mis)understands us
If last night's MTV Video Music Awards were an accurate reflection of youth culture, we have a lot to be worried about. As the VMAs see it, appealing to kids these days is an easy three-step process.
Watch: Kanye West gives a surprised performance at Coachella 2015
And people say there are no more surprises at the second weekend of Coachella. On Saturday, Kanye West shocked the Coachella crowd by making an appearance during the Weeknd's set.
Lollapalooza 2015 lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Denver’s In the Whale
In The Whale will be representing Colorado at Lollapalooza 2015 lineup this summer. The Denver act is joining headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine at the Chicago music festival.
Watch: The Weeknd’s “Earned it” video is filthy, just like “Fifty Shades of Grey”
http://youtu.be/waU75jdUnYw It was only inevitable that "Fifty Shades of Grey" would eventually become a movie. And, when the smash book of trash that we love to hate becomes a movie, it's going to need a soundtrack.
Watch: Ariana Grande on “Saturday Night Live”
Ariana Grande has been given a bad wrap for her diva(ish) ways. The heir apparent to Mariah Carey kicked off the new season of "Saturday Night Live," as the shows musical guest.
Listen: The National shares “Lean,” a new song from the “Catching Fire” soundtrack
Even if you're not a "Hunger Games" fan, you should at least be looking forward to the new soundtrack. The upcoming "Hunger Games Catching Fire" soundtrack includes songs from the National, the Weeknd, Santigold, Phantogram and Lorde.
The Weeknd at 1stBank Center, 9-20-13 (photos, review)
For his first-ever show in Colorado, the Weeknd brought his dark and atmospheric new album, "Kiss Land" to life at the 1stBank Center. Any grumblings about the concert being set an arena instead of a more intimate venue were silenced once the show kicked into gear.
Best Colorado shows this week: The Weeknd, FIDLAR and more
Topping our picks of best Colorado shows this week are the Weeknd, FIDLAR and more. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
Watch the Weeknd and Drake’s “Live For” video
The brief underground tunnel shot at the beginning of the Weeknd and Drake's "Live For" video hints that the dark setting might be some sort of poorly lit subway.
Album review: The Weeknd, “Kiss Land”
In 2011, the Weeknd was born in a name drop. Drake tweeted a lyric from "Wicked Games" and voila, he had arrived. Two weeks later, he'd drop his debut "House of Balloons," an intoxicating nine-track narco haze of a mixtape, to widespread acclaim.
Top 20 Colorado shows this fall: Nine Inch Nails, J. Cole, Rihanna and more
After a big summer of music, things are about to move inside for a stacked fall of shows. Colorado is about to be hit by some big arena shows once Red Rocks shuts down for the cold season.
Listen: The Weeknd’s new song “Live For” featuring Drake
The Weeknd has released another new track from his upcoming album, "Kiss Land," due out Sept. 10. For the new the Weeknd song, "Live For," the R&B singer has paired up with Drake, who also has an album due out in September.
The Weeknd announces fall tour ahead of new album, “Kiss Land”
Ahead of the release of his new album, "Kiss Land," R&B artist the Weeknd has announced a fall tour that includes a Colorado show at the 1stBank Center.