Mejores momentos + Lista de ganadores de los Billboard Music Awards 2021

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Este domingo – 23 de mayo – se realizó una edición más de los Billboard Music Awards desde el Microsoft Theater en Los Ángeles, California, con Nick Jonas como el presentador del evento.

Este domingo – 23 de mayo – se llevó a cabo una edición más de los Billboard Music Awards en el Microsoft Theatre en Los Angeles, California. La ceremonia corrió bajo la conducción del menor de los integrantes de los Jonas BrothersNick Jonas, y contó con grandes momentos.

Y es que, como era de esperarse, The Weeknd fue el artista que más galardones se llevó al arrasar en diez de las 16 categorías en las que se encontraba nominado. Con ello, Abel se convirtió en el artista más premiado de los Billboard Music Awards 2021, mostrando así su gran talento tras ser rechazado de los Premios Grammy.

Además de ser el artista más premiado, The Weeknd también ofreció una de las presentaciones musicales más impactantes de la noche. El canadiense se apoderó de la transmisión para interpretar su éxito Save your tears’ sobre un convertible rojo rodeado de otros iguales.

Pese a que a simple vista pareciera una presentación simple, lo cierto es que los autos que acompañaron a The Weeknd estuvieron perfectamente coordinados hasta que éste se detuvo y continuó con su presentación de pie mientras que la coreografía vehicular seguía su ritmo. ¡Checa el vídeo!

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Los mejores momentos de la noche

Aunado a los grandes momentos que nos regaló The Weeknd, los BBMAs 2021 también contaron con la presencia de diversas celebridades que acapararon la atención e hicieron bailar a todos los presentes.

Entre las mejores presentaciones en vivo se encuentra el espectacular cierre que le dieron los Jonas Brothers al evento, mismo que contó con una colaboración especial con Marshmello. Por su lado, Twenty One Pilots llegó al escenario de los BBMAs para interpretar su más reciente sencillo ‘Shy Away, mientras que Bad Bunny y Karol G le dieron ese sabor latino a la velada.

P!nk fue galardonada con el premio Icon debido a su trayectoria musical, mientras que Drake recibió el premio especial ‘Artist of the Decade’ por sus logros en la industria durante los últimos diez años. El rapero protagonizó el momento más emotivo de la ceremonia al recibir el galardón acompañado de su pequeño hijo, Adonis Graham, a quien mantuvo en secreto por años.

Los ganadores de los Billboard Music Awards son elegidos con base en las preferencias de la audiencia, las ventas de álbumes y canciones digitales, presencia en radio y plataformas de streaming, así como el reconocimiento social de los artistas.

Aquí te dejamos la lista completa de ganadores.

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Lista completa de ganadores

Top Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top New Artist

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Doja Cat
  • Jack Harlow
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR
  • Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Female Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Ariana Grande
  • Dua Lipa
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Taylor Swift – GANADORA

Top Duo/Group

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist

  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Pop Smoke
  • Post Malone
  • Taylor Swift – GANADOR

Top Hot 100 Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Dua Lipa
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Streaming Songs Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake – GANADOR
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke
  • The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Morgan Wallen
  • The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Dua Lipa
  • Harry Styles
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)

  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS – GANADOR
  • Ariana Grande
  • SB19
  • Seventeen

Top R&B Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • Doja Cat
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top R&B Male Artist

  • Justin Bieber
  • Chris Brown
  • The Weeknd – GANADOR

Top R&B Female Artist

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Doja Cat – GANADORA
  • SZA

Top Rap Artist

  • DaBaby
  • Drake
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR

Top Rap Male Artist

  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby
  • Pop Smoke – GANADOR

Top Rap Female Artist

  • Cardi B
  • Megan Thee Stallion – GANADORA
  • Saweetie

Top Country Artist

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen – GANADOR

Top Country Male Artist

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen – GANADOR

Top Country Female Artist

  • Gabby Barrett – GANADORA
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line – GANADOR
  • Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Machine Gun Kelly – GANADOR
  • twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist

  • Anuel AA
  • Bad Bunny
  • J Balvin – GANADOR
  • Maluma
  • Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist

  • Bad Bunny – GANADOR
  • J Balvin
  • Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist

  • Becky G
  • Karol G – GANADOR
  • Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group

  • Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
  • Eslabón Armado – GANADOR
  • Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Kygo
  • Lady Gaga – GANADOR
  • Marshmello
  • Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist

  • Casting Crowns
  • Elevation Worship – GANADOR
  • for KING & COUNTRY
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist

  • Kirk Franklin
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  • Maverick City Music
  • Kanye West – GANADOR

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  • Lil Baby, My Turn
  • Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – GANADOR
  • Taylor Swift, folklore
  • The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album

  • Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
  • Doja Cat, Hot Pink
  • Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
  • The Weeknd, After Hours – GANADOR

Top Rap Album

  • DaBaby, Blame It On Baby
  • Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
  • Lil Baby, My Turn
  • Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
  • Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon – GANADOR

Top Country Album

  • Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
  • Sam Hunt, Southside
  • Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
  • Carrie Underwood, My Gift
  • Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album – GANADOR

Top Rock Album

  • AC/DC, Power Up
  • Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
  • Glass Animals, Dreamland
  • Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall – GANADOR
  • Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album

  • Anuel AA, Emmanuel
  • Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
  • Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
  • Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG – GANADOR
  • J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album

  • DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
  • Gryffin, Gravity
  • Kygo, Golden Hour
  • Lady Gaga, Chromatica – GANADOR
  • Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album

  • Bethel Music, Peace
  • Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
  • Carrie Underwood, My Gift – GANADOR
  • We The Kingdom, Holy Water
  • Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album

  • Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
  • Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 – GANADOR
  • Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
  • Kierra Sheard, Kierra

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Streaming Song

  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” – GANADOR
  • Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • BTS, “Dynamite» – GANADOR
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song

  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
  • Harry Styles, “Adore You”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth, “I Hope” – GANADOR
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR”
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song

  • Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R., “B.S.”
  • Justin Bieber ft. Quavo, “Intentions”
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
  • Doja Cat, “Say So”
  • The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” – GANADOR

Top Rap Song

  • 24kGoldn ft. iann dior, “Mood”
  • Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
  • DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, “ROCKSTAR” – GANADOR
  • Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne, “WHATS POPPIN”
  • Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”

Top Country Song

  • Jason Aldean, “Got What I Got”
  • Gabby Barrett, “I Hope” – GANADOR
  • Lee Brice, “One of Them Girls”
  • Morgan Wallen, “Chasin’ You”
  • Morgan Wallen, “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song

  • AJR, “Bang!” – GANADOR
  • All Time Low ft. blackbear, “Monsters”
  • Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”
  • Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear, “my ex’s best friend”
  • twenty one pilots, “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song

  • Bad Bunny, “Yo Perreo Sola”
  • Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez, “Dákiti” – GANADOR
  • Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin, “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
  • Maluma & The Weeknd, “Hawái”
  • Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers, “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song

  • Lady Gaga, “Stupid Love”
  • Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, “Rain on Me”
  • SAINt JHN, “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” – GANADOR
  • Surf Mesa ft. Emilee, “ily (i love you baby)”
  • Topic & A7S, “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song

  • Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake, “Graves Into Gardens” – GANADOR
  • for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly, “TOGETHER”
  • Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship, “The Blessing (Live)”
  • Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson, “Famous For (I Believe)”
  • Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song

  • Koryn Hawthorne, “Speak To Me”
  • Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music, “Movin’ On”
  • Marvin Sapp, “Thank You For It All”
  • Tye Tribbett, “We Gon’ Be Alright”
  • Kanye West ft. Travis Scott, “Wash Us In The Blood” – GANADOR

 

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No Lights Too Blinding For The Weeknd With Superstar Set at Super Bowl 2021 Halftime

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Halfway through his headlining set at Super Bowl LV, with the opening strains of his «I Feel It Coming» smash audible in the background and yet another round of fireworks about to light up the Tampa night, The Weeknd briefly broke superstar character to give a little chuckle and a near-wink to the camera. I know, he seemed to be saying. It’s crazy, right?

It certainly is, when you bother to remember that a decade ago the artist born Abel Tesfaye had just started recording subterranean R&B mixtapes north of the border, with lyrics (and grooves) too filthy for radio, let alone for a viewership of 100 million. Back then, The Weeknd was purposefully anonymous, but now his face (when not hidden behind a cartoonish amount of bandages) is nearly as universally recognized as his songs — which include several of the biggest hits of the last 10 years, following a mid-’10s pivot to pop that saw him make a bald-faced play for star status without either falling on his face or falling out with his old fans. It was an unlikely journey to TV’s biggest stage, to say the least.

It’s one that Tesfaye was more than willing to relive for the folks at home on Sunday night (Feb. 7), though, as he ran through many of those smashes in a 14-minute set that presented a pretty convincing argument for him having one of the strongest catalogs of any modern pop hitmaker. Running around Raymond James Stadium in his now-signature red sequin jacket, with the million-watt lights of his After Hours era’s music videos guiding his way at every turn, it probably was a pretty good preview of Abel’s eventual Vegas Years: one of the era’s premier entertainers playing the hits, smiling and shuffling and determined to have more even fun performing than anyone watching.

Still, you never forgot exactly who you were watching. With his first two full songs — after a «Call out My Name» intro welcomed him to the stage via robot demon choir — he played «Starboy,» whose pre-chorus includes Tesfaye admiring his girlfriend for her ability to snort large amounts of cocaine, and «The Hills,» a straight up sexual horror movie with the singer gleefully playing the slasher. Even «Can’t Feel My Face,» the wedding-ready pop-funk banger that finally earned Tesfaye the MJ comparisons he so desperately sought, sounded more claustrophobic than ever when performed in a a backstage light maze, with the performer ultimately overwhelmed by a gang of bandaged doppelgangers. But no matter how strange the song or staging, The Weeknd’s showman energy never wavered, always acting as if there was no real difference between him and shirtless Adam Levine performing «Sugar» two years ago. Considering all three of those Weeknd songs were also Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, maybe there isn’t.

If there was one fault to be found with the performance — outside of occasional sound issues that even Tesfaye’s  wail couldn’t pierce through — it might be a lack of truly stunning moments. Tesfaye said he didn’t invite any guests for his halftime show because there «wasn’t any room to fit it in the narrative»; given that whatever narrative there was primarily focused on his own evolution to solo superstardom, it’s not a surprising conclusion for him to reach. But it did rob the mini-set of perhaps a welcome midway jolt to not have any of the artists who have played supporting roles of various sizes in his journey — a list that ranges from Drake to Lana Del Rey to Daft Punk to Kenny G — make an appearance; a different energy from Tesfaye’s trademark monomania could’ve gone a long way.

Longtime fans were gifted to one true «whoa» bit, however: A brief dip into the title track to The Weeknd’s House of Balloons title track, a Siouxsie and the Banshees-quoting, vertigo-inducing anthem of decadence and decay that arguably marked the defining jam of The Weeknd’s exhilarating, unsettling early years. Played at marching band tempo with Abel now flanked by a small army of bandaged dressalikes, the song gradually sped up into the unmistakeable driving speed of the still-ubiquitous «Blinding Lights,» eventually exploding into a scene that was part «Another Brick in the Wall,» part «Real Slim Shady» and part 100-yard mosh pit, an incredible victory lap moment for a true modern classic. And like all of The Weeknd’s 10-year career to this point, the transition was smoother than you’d expect.

The Weeknd Sets 2022 After Hours World Tour Dates

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Ahead of the Weekend’s Super Bowl LV halftime show performance, the singer has announced his newly rescheduled After Hours World Tour dates — now set for 2022 — as well as a new greatest hits compilation.

After originally being set for 2020 and then postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the North American leg of the After Hours World Tour will now embark on January 14th, 2022 — almost two years after the hit album’s release — with two shows in Vancouver, British Columbia, and conclude May 1st in Tacoma, Washington.

In addition to fulfilling all the previously postponed shows, including a three-night stand at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the Weeknd has also announced nearly a dozen new dates, including an April 7th, 2022 gig at Elmont, New York’s in-construction UBS Arena, which marks the first announced concert at the new home of the New York Islanders.

Other new dates include a stop at Seattle’s soon-to-open Climate Pledge Arena on March 4th, a Los Angeles Forum show on March 11th, and added dates in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Boston.

Previously purchased tickets for the original After Hours trek will be valid at their rescheduled show, while tickets for the new dates go on sale Monday, February 8th at 10 a.m. local time — hours after the Weeknd’s halftime performance — at the Weeknd’s site.

Additionally, the Weeknd has announced his The Highlights collection, an album of 18 tracks that the singer “curated for the Super Bowl.” That compilation, due out February 5th, is available to preorder now.

The Weekend After Hours World Tour Dates

January 14, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
January 15 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
January 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
January 19 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
January 21 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
January 23 – Chicago, IL – United Center
January 24 – Chicago, IL – United Center*
January 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum*
January 27 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
January 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
January 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
February 1 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
February 2 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
February 3 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
February 5 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
February 6 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
February 8 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
February 9 – Boston, MA – TD Garden*
February 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
February 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
February 13 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
February 15 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
February 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
February 19 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center*
February 20 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
February 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center*
February 24 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
February 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
February 27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
March 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 3 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
March 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
March 6 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 8 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
March 9 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
March 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum*
March 13 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
March 15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
March 16 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center*
March 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
March 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
March 22 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
March 25 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
March 28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
March 29 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
March 30 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
April 1 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
April 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*
April 4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 5 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
April 7 – Elmont, NY – UBS Arena*
April 8 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
April 10 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
April 11 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
April 14 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 16 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
April 18 – Austin, TX – Moody Center*
April 19 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
April 23 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
April 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena*
April 27 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center*
April 30 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena*
May 1 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

The Weeknd Casually Cruises to the 2021 Super Bowl in New Pepsi Halftime Show Ad: Watch

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The Weeknd stars in Pepsi’s new Super Bowl LV Halftime Show national TV ad, as his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song «Blinding Lights» brings the thunder.

The minute-long clip shows people from all walks of life humming, singing and dancing along to his mega-smash hit, including a security guard outside the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. who almost overlooks the halftime show performer. The R&B superstar cruises up to the gate in a vintage convertible and smirks at the pre-occupied guard before he’s finally let into the gate.

It’s not surprising that the catchiness of «Blinding Lights» nearly blinded someone from seeing The Weeknd himself, since the song was crowned Billboard‘s No. 1 Hot 100 song of 2020. The single broke the recordfor the most weeks spent atop Billboard‘s all-format Radio Songs airplay chart after logging 19 weeks at No. 1. «Blinding Lights» also broke the record for most weeks spent in the top five (34 weeks) and top 10 (43) of the Hot 100.

NFL, Pepsi and the NFL’s live music entertainment strategist partner Roc Nation announced in November that the After Hours singer will headline the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on Feb. 7. «We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,» The Weeknd said in a statement. «I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.»

The «Get Ready» Super Bowl LV Pepsi Halftime Show Ad will premiere on TV during the NFL Playoffs.

Watch it below.

The Weeknd Reveals Latest Development of His Creepy Transformation in ‘Save Your Tears’ Video

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The last time The Weeknd performed «Save Your Tears» was at the 2020 American Music Awards, when his entire face was mysteriously bandaged. Now, he’s showing fans what was really going on underneath.

The R&B crooner reveals faux facial enhancements gone wrong in the new music video for his After Hours track, which places him and his latest makeover center stage at a creepy masquerade show where every attendee is masked up — like they’re at a ball, not in the pandemic. Even though his face isn’t covered with blood and bandaged up, he hasn’t completely ditched his album roll-out aesthetic. The Weeknd dons the same red suit jacket (except this time it’s completely bedazzled) and black leather gloves.

No one in the audience reacts to much, even when the superstar performer — who is slated to perform at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show — showers them with champagne, and the droplets are the only tears anyone can physically experience.

The continuity in his facial reconstruction throughout his After Hours visuals is astonishing: His cut-up face spews blood everywhere in the music video for his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit «Blinding Lights,» then the bandaged star gets decapitated in the «In Your Eyes» video, and later, his head gets reattached onto another man’s body in the even  gorier «Too Late» clip.

Watch the «Save Your Tears» music video below.

Source: Billboard

The Weeknd alleges Grammys corruption after nominations snub

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Since the nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday afternoon, the conversation among fans, pop critics, and industry insiders has circled around one notable absence: the Weeknd.

The Canadian pop star’s After Hours, released in March, was one of 2020’s biggest commercial success stories, with 1.8 billion streams to date, according to Alpha Data. Its second single, “Blinding Lights,” became a blockbuster with help from a popular TikTok dance trend, with 882 million streams. Despite those metrics — plus a high level of visibility on other awards shows and events including the upcoming Super Bowl, and a widespread expectation in the industry that he would be a favorite heading into next year’s awards — the Weeknd received zero nominations for the 2021 Grammys.

A source close to the situation alleges that the Weeknd’s shutout followed weeks of discussions about a possible performance at the January ceremony. “There were many conversations between the Grammys and the Weeknd team about his performance slated for the 2021 Grammys,” the source says. “There was an ultimatum given resulting in a struggle over him also playing the Super Bowl that went on for some time and was eventually agreed upon that he would perform at both events… [The Recording Academy] had all these convos with the Weeknd team in the past month, and today on November 24th, the Weeknd had not one nomination and is now completely ignored by the Grammys.”

Adds the same source: “This was the year that they were supposed to rise up. What is the process and where is the transparency?”

“We understand that the Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration,” Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. tells Rolling Stone in a statement.

“We would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before [the Super Bowl],” he adds. “Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists … To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process,” Mason Jr says. “All Grammy nominees are recognized by the voting body for their excellence, and we congratulate them all.”

The Recording Academy has faced persistent criticism in recent years for a lack of transparency in the awards process. After being ousted as leader in early 2020, former CEO Deborah Dugan accused the organization of corruption and a “boys’ club” mentality. (The academy repeatedly denied her allegations, but touted its efforts to grow and diversify the voting body.)

The Recording Academy’s treatment of black artists who make music outside of traditional genre categories has also been a source of tension. Earlier this year, Tyler, the Creator denounced the Best Urban Contemporary Album category — which the Weeknd has won twice in the past — as unfairly reductive, arguing that the word “urban” was “a politically correct way to say the n-word.” The Academy responded by changing the name of that category to Best Progressive R&B Album.

In an interview for the cover story of Rolling Stone‘s special Grammys preview issue in September, the Weeknd voiced a similar complaint about the way the category limits artists, regardless of its name. “It was peculiar,” the singer said. “Putting an album like Starboy and putting an album like Beauty Behind the Madness in the same category as some other artists, it’s not fair…. R&B and black music is such a wide variety. If they put us all into one category, I still think it’s not fair. We’ll see how it goes.”

Other artists were also surprised and displeased by the Weeknd’s snubbing. “Abel was robbed man this shits weak,” tweeted Kid Cudi. Elton John — who is listed as a cowriter on After Hours, since the Weeknd interpolates his 1970 classic “Your Song” on one of its tracks — weighed in on Instagram to say that he felt “Blinding Lights” deserved Record of the Year and Song of the Year consideration. Tinashe responded to a tweet about the Weeknd’s lack of nominations with a series of trash-can emojis.

 

Source: Rolling Stone

Ganadores de los American Music Awards 2020

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Los American Music Awards se transmitieron en vivo el domingo por la noche y algunos de los nombres más importantes de la música en Estados Unidos se llevaron premios a casa.

Taraji P. Henson presentó la ceremonia desde el Microsoft Theatre en Los Ángeles y, con los protocolos por el covid-19 implementados, el espectáculo tuvo múltiples actuaciones en vivo, presentadores en persona e incluso una pequeña audiencia.

The Weeknd y Roddy Ricch encabezaron el evento con ocho nominaciones cada uno. Justin Bieber y Shawn Mendes abrieron el show con su nuevo sencillo, «Monster». Bieber también interpretó dos de sus exitosos sencillos, «Lonely» y «Holy».

Katy Perry subió al escenario por primera vez desde que se convirtió en madre y cantó «Only Love» con Darius Rucker. Megan Thee Stallion también tuvo una actuación destacada.

American Music Awards estrenan categoría latina

Doja Cat ganó el premio a la artista nueva del año y Becky G ganó el premio a la artista latina favorita, una nueva categoría en los American Music Awards.

El premio principal de la noche, Artista del año, fue para Taylor Swift. La cantante dijo que no pudo aceptar el premio en persona porque estaba ocupada volviendo a grabar su catálogo de música antigua, que fue vendido recientemente. Swift también ganó el premio a video musical del año y a artista pop femenina. Tiene el récord de más premios AMA para un solo artista, con 32.

A continuación la lista completa de nominados y los ganadores de cada categoría.

ARTISTA DEL AÑO

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch

Taylor Swift * GANADOR

The Weeknd

NUEVO ARTISTA DEL AÑO

Lewis Capaldi

Doja Cat * GANADOR

DaBaby

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Megan Thee Stallion

COLABORACIÓN DEL AÑO

Cardi B con Megan Thee Stallion, «WAP»

DaBaby con Roddy Ricch, «Rockstar»

Dan + Shay con Justin Bieber, «10.000 Hours» * GANADOR

Lady Gaga y Ariana Grande, «Rain On Me » Megan Thee Stallion con Beyoncé,» Savage Remix »

ARTISTA SOCIAL FAVORITO

BTS* GANADOR

Billie Eilish

EXO

Ariana Grande

NCT 127

VIDEO DE MÚSICA FAVORITO

Doja Cat,» Say So»

Future ft. Drake, «Life Is Good»

Lady Gaga y Ariana Grande, «Rain On Me»

Taylor Swift, «Cardigan»* GANADOR

The Weeknd, «Blinding Lights»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

Justin Bieber

Post Malone

The Weeknd

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – POP / ROCK

Dua Lipa

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift* GANADOR

DÚO O GRUPO FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

BTS * GANADOR

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – POP / ROCK

Harry Styles, «Fine Line»

Taylor Swift, «folklore»

The Weeknd, » After Hours »

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – POP / ROCK

Lewis Capaldi,» Someone You Loved »

Dua Lipa,» Don’t Start Now «* GANADOR

Post Malone,» Circles »

Roddy Ricch,» The Box »

The Weeknd, «Blinding Lights»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Kane Brown* GANADOR

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – COUNTRY

Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

DÚO O GRUPO FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion

ALBUM FAVORITO – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, «What You See Is What You Get»

Blake Shelton, «Fully Loaded: God’s Country»* GANADOR

Morgan Wallen, «If I Know Me»

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay con Justin Bieber, «10.000 Hours» * GANADOR

Maren Morris, «The Bones»

Blake Shelton (Dúo con Gwen Stefani), «Nobody But You»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – RAP / HIP-HOP

DaBaby

Juice WRLD * GANADOR

Roddy Ricch

ARTISTA FEMENINA FAVORITA – RAP / HIP-HOP

Cardi B

Nicki Minaj * GANADOR

Megan Thee Stallion

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – RAP / HIP-HOP

Lil Baby, «My Turn» d

Lil Uzi Vert, «Eternal Atake»

Roddy Ricch, «Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – RAP / HIP-HOP

Cardi B con Megan Thee Stallion, «WAP» * GANADOR

DaBaby con Roddy Ricch, «Rockstar»

Roddy Ricch «The Box»

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – SOUL / R & B

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd * GANADOR

ARTISTA  FEMENINA FAVORITA – SOUL / R & B

Jhene Aiko

Doja Cat * GANADOR

Summer Walker

ALBUM FAVORITO – SOUL / R & B

Doja Cat, «Hot Pink»

Summer Walker , «Over It»

The Weeknd, «After Hours» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – SOUL / R & B

Chris Brown con Drake, «No Guidance»

Summer Walker, «Playing Games»

The Weeknd, «Heartless» * GANADOR

ARTISTA MASCULINO FAVORITO – LATINO

Bad Bunny * GANADOR

J Balvin

Ozuna

ARTISTA FAVORITO FEMENINA – LATINO

Becky G * GANADOR

KAROL G

Rosalía

ÁLBUM FAVORITO – LATINO

Anuel AA, «Emmanuel»

Bad Bunny, «Las que no iban a salir»

Bad Bunny, «YHLQMDLG» * GANADOR

CANCIÓN FAVORITA – LATINA

Bad Bunny, «Vete»

Black Eyed Peas XJ Balvin, «RITMO ( Bad Boys For Life)»

KAROL G & Nicki Minaj, «Tusa»* GANADOR

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ROCK ALTERNATIVO

Billie Eilish

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots * GANADOR

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ADULTO CONTEMPORÁNEO

Lewis Capaldi

Jonas Brothers * GANADOR

Maroon 5

ARTISTA FAVORITO – INSPIRACIÓN CONTEMPORÁNEA

Lauren Daigle * GANADOR

Por King & Country

Kanye West

ARTISTA FAVORITO – ELECTRÓNICA (EDM)

Kygo

Lady Gaga * GANADOR

Marshmello

BANDA SONORA FAVORITA

«Birds of Prey: The Album»* WINNER

«Frozen II»

«Trolls: World Tour»

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The Weeknd Joins Maluma on «Hawái» Remix

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Maluma has released the remix to his song “Hawái,” featuring The Weeknd singing in Spanish.

The song is taken from the Colombian artist’s fifth studio album Papi Juancho, which he surprise-dropped in late August.

The two teased something was in the works between them on Wednesday, with both artists sharing a photo that had fans hyped for what was in store.

“Bro, he killed it, because he’s a real artist,” Maluma told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “He’s a real artist, man, what he did in this song. For him, it was like he was doing reggaeton for his whole life. And I knew that his voice in the song could work amazing. And that’s what happened.”

Maluma continued, “At the beginning, when I listened to the first verse when he just started the song… I was like, ‘Bro, this sounds like The Weeknd’s song.’ I couldn’t believe how good it was mixing his vocals with my vocals. And man, yeah, I’m blessed. I’m very happy. This is a huge moment for the Latin culture though.”

“Hawái” has since peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100; now, with a Weeknd remix, it’s poised to gain more steam. The Weeknd has also been doing his fair share of collaborations, his latest of which is Ariana Grande’s song “Off the Table” from her new album Positions.

Listen to the remix to “Hawái” and check out the video.

 

Source: Complex

New Music From Blackpink & Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, The Weeknd & More

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BLACKPINK Selena Gomez, "Ice Cream"
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BLACKPINK featuring Selena Gomez, «Ice Cream»

This week, Blackpink and Selena Gomez combine for a delicious treat, Katy Perry returns with an ear-to-ear grin, and The Weeknd teams up with Calvin Harris for some mood music. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

The Song That Will Give You an Instant Sugar High:
Blackpink & Selena Gomez, «Ice Cream»

After guesting on Lady Gaga’s Chromatica track “Sour Candy” and scoring a top 40 hit with their own single “How You Like That,” K-pop group Blackpink continues its steady U.S. takeover with “Ice Cream,” a new collaboration with Selena Gomez that doubles as one of the most high-profile pop releases of 2020. Uniting two huge fan bases with lots of sweet-tooth euphemisms and a dizzying hook, “Ice Cream” is an inspired style clash, with Gomez hitting the more subtle notes (“Coldest with the kiss, so he call me ice cream,” she happily shrugs) and the Blackpink ladies serving up ostentatious belting and rapping in turn. If “Ice Cream” represents a crucial step for the group’s stateside crossover, they sound like they’re having a blast taking it, as their new friend Gomez is all smiles as she quite literally drives the ice cream truck.

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The Album That Repositions a Pop Heroine:
Katy Perry, Smile

At the center of Katy Perry’s new album, Smile, are a song titled “Resilience,” in which the pop superstar sings, “You’re gonna watch this flower grow right through the cracks,” and another titled “Not the End of the World,” on which she asserts, “Flipping off the flop, now I just enjoy the ride.” Perry’s follow-up to 2017’s uneven Witness is in some ways a response to her first commercial misstep, but as the former mainstay atop the Hot 100 moves into the next phase of her career — and personal life, welcoming her first child, Daisy, just this week — she’s embracing change while adhering to her positive pop foundation. Previously released tracks like “Never Really Over,” “Harleys in Hawaii” and the now-prescient “Daisies” still serve as grade-A earworms, while “Cry About It Later” could be the sleek, carefree radio hit that Perry is still able to conjure. As Perry evolves, her voice remains a touchstone of modern pop, and it’s good to have it back.

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The Song That Requires Mood Lighting:
The Weeknd & Calvin Harris, «Over Now»

It’s fair to say that the commercial appeal of a collaboration between The Weeknd and Calvin Harris in 2020 is a question mark: although Abel Tesfaye has remained a dominant chart force this year, Harris has strayed from his radio-friendly production and used his Love Regenerator series to explore some left-field impulses, often to great effect. “Over Now” plays out like a meeting in the middle of crowd-friendly and idiosyncratic, an expertly produced lounge single that finds The Weeknd tossing out hooks and relying on his falsetto to navigate the throwback R&B terrain. As the first team-up between the two A-listers, “Over Now” is not the mainstream wallop it could have been, but a slinkier, ultimately effective vibe.

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The Album That Will Have You Longing For a Club Night in Quarantine:
Dua Lipa & The Blessed Madonna, Club Future Nostalgia

Although Dua Lipa’s outstanding sophomore album Future Nostalgia is barely five months old and is plenty uptempo on its own, the pop star has dropped a full dance remix album, in collaboration with the Blessed Madonna, into a world that could sure use a dance break amidst the tumult. Club Future Nostalgia is often a euphoric exercise, especially for those who have played the original songs on repeat — hearing the structures of “Hallucinate,” “Break My Heart” and “Pretty Please” broken down and reassembled by artists like Paul Woolford, Jamiroquai and Masters At Work demonstrates the craft of each multi-dimensional hook. And when a few pop stars show up to the party — Madonna and Missy Elliott on the “Levitating” remix, Gwen Stefani on a Mark Ronson rework of “Physical” — Lipa makes for a gracious mistress of ceremonies.

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The Song That Will Compel An Online Shopping Spree:
Ty Dolla $ign feat. Nicki Minaj, «Expensive»

Ty Dolla $ign’s last single, “Ego Death,” was a rhythmic, multi-part experiment that featured Kanye West, Skrillex and FKA Twigs — a collection of visionaries that are difficult to collect onto a cohesive four-minute jam. “Expensive,” his follow-up featuring Nicki Minaj, is a more streamlined effort, an ode to a woman with expensive taste that turns on Minaj popping in midway through to play the part of that woman. “Gotta get me ice if he tryna skate!” she declares on the guest verse, after name-checking Patek and before mentioning Chanel and Tom Ford; Ty Dolls $ign is simply asked to float above an itchy guitar lick, and the mission is accomplished. These two teamed up this time last year on “Hot Girl Summer” with Megan Thee Stallion, and once again exhibit top-notch musical chemistry.

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The Album That Will Make You Yearn To Attend a Concert:
Halsey, Badlands (Live From Webster Hall)

“I miss performing for you live more than anything in the world so here I am. Right in your bedroom.” Halsey tweeted that out upon the release of Badlands (Live From Webster Hall), the pop star’s first live LP that doubles as a commemoration of the five-year anniversary of her debut album. Although New York’s Webster Hall is a little bit bigger than a bedroom, the album, recorded last year during a two-night underplay, offers an intimate look at a stage show that has expanded to fill arenas but hinges upon the vulnerability in Halsey’s vocal delivery. Plus, hearing the crowd shout along with every word of the fiercely loved debut full-length makes for a nifty bit of fan service, as if Halsey’s supporters have become part of the music, too.

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The Album That Will Inspire Spontaneous Movement Around The House:
Disclosure, Energy

Energy is full of just that, a tour de force third full-length from U.K. brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence that recalls the propulsive presentation of Disclosure’s 2013 debut, Settle, while righting some of the wrongs of its 2015 follow-up, Caracal. While that album was slightly unfocused and full of disparate guest stars, Energy stays lean, refracting the duo’s brand of house music through vocalists — Syd, Channel Tres, Kehlani, Mick Jenkins — that complement each other and help the songs sound part of a whole. The opening track, “Watch Your Step” with Kelis, soars as high as Disclosure’s best work, and Energy rarely looks down from that start.

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The Song That Will Be in Heavy Rotation On Your Hip-Hop Playlist:
Cordae & Roddy Ricch, «Gifted»

Maryland native Cordae has dropped the “YBN” prefix from his name and effectively begun the second phase of his career: “Gifted,” featuring 2020 MVP candidate Roddy Ricch, is an appreciation of past struggles and how they have birthed a bright future. Instead of confining their similar sing-rap energies to separate verses, “Gifted” plays out as a conversation between the two MCS — as soon as Cordae wraps up an anecdote about his teenage drug experimentation, Roddy grabs the mic and asserts that he was fortunate enough to buy foreign cars for his many cousins. There’s a sweetness to “Gifted,” thanks in part to the detailed storytelling; the more Cordae lets us into his imagination, the more success he’ll find.

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The Song That Functions as a Nice, Deep Breath:
Chris Stapleton, “Starting Over”

Starting Over, the forthcoming album from country great Chris Stapleton, was completed in late February, a few weeks before “social distancing” became part of the cultural lexicon in the United States. Yet its title track sounds designed for this moment, an exhalation in the middle of an anxiety-stricken year, with Stapleton’s gruff voice providing hope for a better future. “Nobody wins afraid of losing / And the hard roads are the ones worth choosing,” he sings, the focus on Stapleton’s message as the rambling guitar leads an unobtrusive arrangement. “Starting Over” portrays a sense of simple satisfaction, and right now, it’s a helpful feeling.

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