The Weeknd partying in Miami: XO Crew meets Diddy

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Never thought I’d ever have to imagine this group of people (Abel, Diddy, Drake, Cassie, etc.) together in my head. Pictures and video speak for themselves. So jealous.

The Weeknd wins three Stylus Awards

Earlier this evening, the 2012 Stylus Awards took place in Toronto. The Weeknd won THREE awards tonight: Mixtape of the Year for House of Balloons, Canadian R&B Single of the Year for High For This, and Fan Choice Artist Of The Year (thanks for voting, btw!).

@lamarXO and @HyghlyXO from the XO art collective were also nominated tonight for Video Of The Year for directing Drizzy’s Headlines video. Additionally, Abel’s go-to producer @ILLANGELO was nominated for Canadian Producer of the Year for his work on Crew Love.

We’ve got a few more award shows right down the road. Prepare for takeoff, crew.

The Weeknd announces shows in Paris, Brussels, and London

Abel is finally going across the pond to do some shows! After wrapping up his North American tour, The Weeknd will be headed to Europe to perform three shows during the first week of June.

Show info:

  • Paris, France on Tuesday, June 5 at Le Bataclan. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now for €34.
  • Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, June 6 at Recyclart. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now for €25.
  • London, England on Thursday, June 7 at Wilton Music Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Presale tickets will be sold starting May 27 at 9AM and for the general public on May 28 at 9AM, all through Live Nation UK.

Stay tuned for more concert announcements in the near future! xo

The Weeknd to perform at ACL Music Festival in Texas

Abel has been added to yet another festival stage this year, making this his tenth festival appearance! This time it’s the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The Weeknd will play on Sunday, October 14 in Zilker Park.

Tickets and festival passes can be purchased directly from the ACL Festival website. Act quick!

Juicy J samples The Weeknd on “Codeine Cups”

Juicy J let loose on yet another joint which samples The Weeknd. Juicy‘s new track, Codeine Cups, samples Abel’s song The Morning off House of Balloons.

Check the song out below. We trippy mane…

French Montana teases upcoming collaboration with The Weeknd

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In an exclusive interview with Karen Civil promoting his upcoming album Excuse My French, MMG rapper French Montana revealed an upcoming collaboration with The Weeknd.

Shout out to Travis Barker, I’m working with him. I’m working with The Weeknd, shout out to Kanye, shout out to the whole MMG, shout out to Bad Boy, shout out to the Coke Boys, shout out to Harry Fraud. Shout out to everybody who helped me on this album. I feel like it’s going to be something real special.

Watch the interview above and cop the album July 17th.

Source: Karen Civil