The Weeknd teases new song ‘Blinding Lights’ might be coming on Black Friday

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A snippet of the new song features in a new Mercedes Benz commercial.

Lost albums of the 2010s – what became of the albums we were promised but that never arrived?

Gone with the wind: in memory of the unreleased 2010s albums that never arrived
While everyone’s brains are firmly fixed on the best albums of the 2010s (NME's definitive list is coming in November) it’s worth taking a moment to remember those that we never got to hear. Whether that’s full albums that were scrapped in favour of the band or artist starting over, records leaked without the artist’s consent and never to be...

Adam Sandler and The Weeknd’s ‘Uncut Gems’ gets Netflix release date

'Uncut Gems' stars Adam Sandler and The Weeknd
Uncut Gems, the new Adam Sandler and The Weeknd film, will come to select UK cinemas and Netflix in January. The film was announced back in July, and had a surprise UK premiere last night (October 9) as part of the London Film Festival. Read more: Ready for The Weeknd: What makes the enigmatic R&B star tick Announced back in July, the Safdie...

Record Store Day ‘Black Friday’ announced with exciting new releases

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Record Store Day's organisers have announced a special Black Friday event, taking place next month, alongside a selection of big-name releases to mark the day. Read More: The best Record Store Day 2019 events In a press release, the organisers have indicated a desire to move away from the chaotic reputation of other Black Friday events. "Since 2010, Record Store Day...

Adam Sandler tussles with The Weeknd in trailer for new Safdie Brothers film ‘Uncut Gems’

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The trailer for the new Safdie Brothers film Uncut Gems has been released, and it sees Adam Sandler squaring off against The Weeknd. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time, Heaven Knows What), Uncut Gems, which is set in the Manhattan diamond district, centres on Howard Ratner, an acquisitive, charismatic jeweller played by Sandler. Read more: Ready for The Weeknd: What makes...

Is signing to OVO the new Drake curse?

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Canadian superstar Drake has raised some eyebrows over the past year, his association with various global sports teams and individuals having repeatedly appeared to lead to their downfalls. Premier League ballers such as Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero were dealt cup defeats and missed penalties in the immediate aftermath of highly publiciSed meetings with the ‘God’s Plan’ rapper. UFC fighter...

The Weeknd recorded music with Oneohtrix Point Never intended for ‘Uncut Gems’

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The Weeknd, who makes a cameo in the Safdie brothers’ upcoming film Uncut Gems, reportedly collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never – who composed the movie's soundtrack – on music that was intended for use in the crime thriller. The Toronto R&B star – real name Abel Tesfaye – went into the studio with the experimental electronic producer – real name...

Is The Weeknd’s new album finally on its way?

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The Weeknd is teasing his ‘Chapter VI’ album once again – check out the post below. Back in November 2018, the Canadian artist – real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – told fans that the 'Starboy' follow-up was "coming soon". He later shared a mysterious piece of artwork that signalled his next LP. Now, the singer has offered a fresh update via social media....

Adam Sandler and The Weeknd to star in Safdie brothers’ new crime thriller ‘Uncut Gems’

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The Weeknd will make his cinematic debut alongside Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems, a crime thriller directed by the Safdie brothers. The R&B star – real name Abel Tesfaye – will star in the new film by Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time, Heaven Knows What). The movie will premiere in The Weeknd’s hometown at the Toronto International Film Festival,...

Watch The Weeknd, Travis Scott, and SZA channel ‘Game of Thrones’ characters in dramatic ‘Power Is Power’ video

The video for Travis Scott, The Weeknd, and SZA's Game of Thrones track 'Power Is Power' has been released. Check it out below. Read More: Game of Thrones – what will happen in the final episodes? The song appears on the GoT-inspired album 'For the Throne', which was released last month. Also featuring on the special record are the likes of...