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THE WEEKND – #1 ALBUM

“When I started making this album, I never imagined it would be released as we face a worldwide pandemic.” says The Weeknd “I always felt that music helped me in hard times and I hope that this body of work can do the same for others. It’s been amazing to see the real heroes shine in our world right now, the healthcare workers, the grocery store clerks and staff, delivery people, first responders – everyone putting their lives on the line to help others. This album is for them and any small joy or relief it can bring.”

THE WEEKND CAPTURES #1 ALBUM AND #1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH AFTER HOURS AND BLINDING LIGHTS

AFTER HOURS DEBUTS AS BIGGEST ALBUM OF 2020

THE WEEKND BREAKS HIS OWN STREAMING RECORD, NOW HAS THE #1 AND #2 STREAMING R&B ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

ALBUM SURPASSES 2 BILLION GLOBAL STREAMS, CLOSING IN ON 2 MILLION IN GLOBAL CONSUMPTION

The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours (XO/Republic Records) was released to massive critical and fan acclaim and has now been crowned the year’s biggest release, earning over 2 billion global streams and nearly 2 million in global consumption. The Grammy Award winning artist has not only captured a #1 album debut, but the single “Blinding Lights” has simultaneously captured the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his 5th #1 on the chart. In addition, After Hours has become the #1 R&B streaming album of all time, breaking the record previously held by The Weeknd’s 2016 release, Starboy. The artist now holds the #1 and #2 top streaming R&B albums of all time with After Hours and Starboy. After Hours is topping the charts across the globe, debuting #1 in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and New Zealand. The album debuted at #1 on Apple Music in over 85 countries and dominated the global Spotify Chart, capturing 7 of the Top 10. Additionally, “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song and #1 official single in multiple countries for several consecutive weeks as well as Spotify’s #1 Global Song for 37 days and counting. The record has also has crossed over 5 million in Single Consumption.

The #1’s were aplenty for the release, #1 Billboard Debut of 2020 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Top 200 (After Hours), #1 Billboard Hot 100 (Blinding Lights), #1 Billboard R&B Album (After Hours), #1 Billboard Digital Song (Blinding Lights), #1 All-Time R&B Streaming Week (After Hours) and #1 Global Shazam (Blinding Lights).

Previous to album release the first two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”, had already taken the world by storm, earning RIAA Platinum status and bringing The Weeknd into the Top 10 artists of all time for RIAA singles. “Heartless” became The Weeknd’s 4th #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, while “Blinding Lights” became his 5th #1 Hot 100 and his 7th #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist ever. The Weeknd continued the trend by accumulating over 1 million pre-saves on Apple Music, the most the platform has ever seen.

Triller × Co-Trilla Festival

TRILLER PRESENTS “CO-TRILLA QUARANTINE SESSIONS” – A LARGE-SCALE DIGITAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH PERFORMANCES EXPECTED BY TOP INDUSTRY ARTISTS AND BANDS 

The Festival will Showcase New and Exclusive Music Performances Digitally Bringing Artists and Music Lovers Together to Raise Funds for Those in Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

With concert tours and major music festivals cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triller, the AI-powered music video “social streaming” platform, working in partnership with some of today’s most notable music artists and bands, today announced “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions,” a large-scale virtual music festival that will bring artists, bands and fans together in a new social sharing setting to enforce the need to flatten the curve, #stayhome, and still have the ability to help raise funds for those in need. The first “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions” will take place the weekend of April 10 through 12, 2020.

Inspired by the postponement of Coachella, the Triller “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions” are anticipated performances by many of today’s top artists and bands. The full lineup and timing is expected to be announced by the end of the month.  The performances will be broadcasting simultaneously on Triller and Triller’s YouTube channel.

“The Coronavirus has had a significant impact around the world, and we want to do our part to help those in need, while providing a safe environment for people to escape and enjoy some great entertainment,” said Mike Lu, CEO of Triller. “’The Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions’ are our way of delivering premium entertainment, featuring some of today’s most notable artists, to everyone in the safety of their homes, while giving users an opportunity to help those in need.”

During “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions”, viewers will be encouraged to use the Triller “donate” function to donate to a choice of charities supporting those suffering from lost wages and limited access to basic needs as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

As a fast-growing preferred platform for new releases and digital music challenges, Triller will leverage its deeply rooted music industry partners, connections and relationships to galvanize the music community during “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions.”

Triller’s music partners have included The Weeknd, Marshmello, Quavo, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Takeoff, MeekMill, and 21 Savage; mega music managers Gee Roberson (Co-CEO of The Blueprint Group), Moe Shalizi (Founder of The Shalizi Group), Amir “Cash” Esmailian and Tony W. Sal of XO, and Ash Pournouri (former manager for Avicii); and industry notables including Shawn Gee (President of Live Nation Urban), Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith (Chief Executive Officer of TDE), James Prince (Chief Executive Officer of Rap-a-Lot Records), and Troy Carter among others.

Eminem recently posted his Godzilla challenge on Triller generating tens of millions on-network views and hundreds of millions of off-network views. This challenge was covered by media ranging from national media including CNN, and local outlets around the world. The Weeknd recently posted his new single and music video to Triller receiving close to 80 million on-network views and 500 million off-network views.  Lil Yachty, Drake and Dababy recently released a Triller video along with their new single, generating 20 million on-network views and 60 million off-network views. Triller is also credited for helping Roddy Ricch reach #1 for 10 straight weeks.

About Triller
Triller is an AI-powered music video app that allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. Pick a song, select the portion of the song you want to use, snap a few takes and with the tap of a button you have a celebrity-quality music video starring you and your friends. Triller relies solely on organic growth and has more than 60 million downloads, with celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch and Eminem regularly using the app to create their own music videos. For more information, visit www.triller.co and follow @trillervids on Instagram.

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The Weeknd – After Hours

THE WEEKND SHARES AFTER HOURS SHORT FILM

“BLINDING LIGHTS” BECOMES THE WEEKND’S 7TH #1 ON BILLBOARD’S HOT R&B SONGS CHART, THE MOST FOR ANY ARTIST EVER

MORE TOUR DATES ADDED IN VANCOUVER, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, LONDON AND MIAMI

WATCH THE SHORT FILM HERE

The Weeknd has shared a new short film titled “After Hours” ahead of the release of his album of the same name on March 20th. The film follows him as he leaves the stage of his acclaimed performance of “Blinding Lights” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and heads into the desolate late night streets of Los Angeles before delirium sets in. This week “Blinding Lights” became The Weeknd’s 7th #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, the most for any artist. Internationally “Blinding Lights” has been the #1 airplay song in both Germany and France for 7+ consecutive weeks, and it has recently hit #1 in Australia as well. Impressively, it has been the #1 song on the official charts in France and the UK for 3 consecutive weeks and counting.

On June 11th, The Weeknd will set off on his massive 62-date world tour, The After Hours Tour, across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France with support from Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver in the US, and 88GLAM and Sabrina Claudio in Europe. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to the After Hours Tour including a 4th O2 in London, 3rd Staples Center in LA, 3rd Scotiabank in Toronto, and a 2nd AA Arena in Miami. Any tour tickets purchased online come with one (1) CD of The Weeknd’s forthcoming project, After Hours. You will receive an additional email after purchase with instructions on how to redeem for your album (applies to US and Canada residents only). Tickets and more info can be found at theweeknd.com/tour.

Watch After Hours (Short Film)

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The After Hours Tour Dates:
June 11 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 12 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
June 14 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
June 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
June 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesar’s Arena
June 29 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
June 30 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
July 2 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
July 7 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
July 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 13 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 15 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
July 18 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 19 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
July 21 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
July 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
July 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
July 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
July 27 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
July 31 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
August 1 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
August 3 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
August 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
August 6 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
August 8 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
August 9 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
August 11 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
August 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
August 20 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
August 22 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
August 23 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
August 25 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
August 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 28 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
August 31 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
September 1 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Arena
September 3 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
October 11 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 12 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 13 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 15 – Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
October 16 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
October 18 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
October 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 23 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 26 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
October 27 – Amsterdam, Holland – Ziggo Dome
October 29 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
October 31 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
November 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
November 9 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
November 12 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena

Black Atlass x Lie To Me

BLACK ATLASS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “LIE TO ME”

WATCH “LIE TO ME

Black Atlass (on The Weeknd’s XO label) has shared the video for “Lie To Me” (first new song since 2018). The video follows him and a love interest on a warped trip through an abandoned mansion, wandering through dim corridors and stairwells alongside lyrics expressing the pain of uncovering troubled pasts and yearning to hear lies instead of the painful truth. More is coming for him soon.

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THE WEEKND – AFTER HOURS

The Weeknd has announced the name of his upcoming album, After Hours, coming soon via XO Records / Republic Records. The album has been led by his two Platinum singles “Heartless”, which previously hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Blinding Lights” along with outstanding live performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “Blinding Lights” also soundtracked the Mercedes-Benz EQC campaign which The Weeknd starred in and served as creative director for. Last week he also scored his first ever UK #1 song with “Blinding Lights” and also earned his 10th #1 song on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs chart.
 
On March 7th, The Weeknd will be making his third appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
 
Watch the After Hours album teaser HERE

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THE WEEKND – BLINDING LIGHTS VID

Watch “Blinding Lights” official video HERE.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC on Wednesday January 22 at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST

The Weeknd has shared the music video for his global hit “Blinding Lights” and will be performing the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tomorrow night with a special performance. The song launched with the Mercedes-Benz EQC campaign for which The Weeknd served as creative director, and he also performed the song as part of a creatively unprecedented two-night musical takeover on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December.
 
“Blinding Lights” has earned over 330 million streams since it’s year end release and has hit #1 across streaming platforms and airplay charts in several major international markets. Watch the music video below and tune in to the Kimmel performance tomorrow night.

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The Weeknd Captures #1

Logging a pair of entries on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, GRAMMY® Award-winning diamond-certified Toronto R&B / Pop icon The Weeknd captures #1 on the chart with his latest single “Heartless” as “Blinding Lights” takes the #11 spot, also making him the only R&B artist to hit #1 in his first full week on the charts in 2019. “Heartless” immediately shot up to #1 making it his 4th #1 to date, and both tracks have earned over 550,000 consumption domestically, and over 1 million globally.

To date The Weeknd has notably tallied a total of 9 career Hot 100 Top 10 hits. Both “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” are also the #1 and #2 Streaming / Sales Tracks overall in the US, making him the first R&B artist to claim both spots in 2019 with “Heartless” alone being the biggest one-week debut for an R&B song this year.

His presence can be felt everywhere. He recently joined Mercedes-Benz as the Creative Director for the EQC electric SUV Campaign, took over the Las Vegas strip in order to film the “Heartless” music video, and delivered back-to-back powerhouse performances showcasing some of the most unparalleled creative ever done on late night television on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Meanwhile, his big screen debut happens next week as he joins Adam Sandler in the critically-acclaimed Safdie Brothers film Uncut Gems in select theaters on December 13th and available nationwide on December 25th.

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THE WEEKND – HEARTLESS

The Weeknd just shared the stunning cinematic and psychedelic music video for his new song “Heartless.” The Anton Tammi-directed piece shows The Weeknd and his producer / cohort Metro Boomin shutting down Las Vegas streets and the iconic Caesars Palace.
 
Link to the video above and catch The Weeknd’s two special back-to-back performances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this Thursday and Friday.

Watch HERE.

Netsky × David Guetta

LISTEN TO “ICE COLD” HERE: https://netsky.lnk.to/IceColdPR

WATCH OFFICIAL VISUALIZER FOR “ICE COLD” HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldExLvib3Ts

Today, award-winning globally renowned electronic music producer NETSKY shares a new club anthem “Ice Cold” [feat. David Guetta] via Republic Records and Casablanca Records. Get it HERE. Watch official visualizer HERE.

“Ice Cold” opens the duality of upcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines, the two-part project that explores both NETSKY’s magnetic brand of pop music (on Palmtrees) and his genre-bending innovation as a creator of club tracks (onPowerlines). “Ice Cold”, with its dancefloor vibes, finds its home in Powerlines, where previously released “Téquila Limonada” feat. A.CHAL, aligns with Palmtrees. Each song from Palmtrees & Powerlines will find a place within one of these two worlds NETSKY has built.

About their “Ice Cold” collaboration, Guetta excitedly said, “Working with NETSKY on this track was amazing. He’s such a great producer, and I’m really happy with the end result.

NETSKY recently produced two cuts on the Guetta’s recent album 7, including “Light Headed” [feat. Sia] and “Battle” [feat. Faouzia].

“’Ice Cold’ was such a fun song to make.” NETSKY adds about the new song, “I remember both Stargate and David Guetta making me crank up this demo in a LA studio and all of us vibing to it together. Working with David was amazing, it was inspiring seeing his work routine and energy in studio and I’m so excited to be releasing this single today.”

Stay tuned for more to come from Palmtrees & Powerlines.

ABOUT NETSKY:
NETSKY quietly emerged as not only Belgium’s hottest musical export this decade, but also as a tried-and-true electronic music trendsetter. Beyond standout sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, and beyond, he drew a capacity crowd of 18,000 in 2017 in Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Arena. He envisioned and ignited “Netsky & Friends” as an extension of his creative influence, curating and hosting a stage at Tomorrowland and descending on numerous other markets throughout 2018 and beyond. Among countless awards, he became the highest ranking drum ‘n’ bass DJ in the coveted DJ Mag Top 100 in addition to making history as “the youngest ever recipient of the Flemish Culture Award for Music.Amidst a catalog of hits, his smash “Rio” attracted a feature from hip-hop titan Mackelmore on the “Rio Remix”—which would be noted as an unofficial Olympics 2016 anthem. Appropriately, he served as the official artist ambassador for the Belgian Olympic team. Everyone from Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa to Jack Ü has also sought him out for remixes. However, he truly goes worldwide in partnership with Republic Records and Casablanca Records, and the upcoming release of Palmtrees & Powerlines.

ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, Netsky and Phantoms.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.