The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Tenille Townes  Facebook photo
September 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The 2022 CCMA Awards on Sunday feature Tenille Townes (pictured) leading the noms list, the Supercrawl fest begins with a $250K federal grant, and Taylor Swift, Buffy, and Honey Jam star at TIFF. Also in the news are The Weeknd, Estonian Music Week, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Music Cities Forum, CMRRA, CIMA, Patsy Cline Tribute concert, Reliant Music, The Damn Truth, Joe Coughlin, and Canzona Chamber Players.

Laura Niquay  Photo SOCAN
July 14, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Laura Niquay (pictured) wins the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award, the Polaris Prize announces its Shortlist today, and  BreakOut West 2022 has multiple partnerships this year. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, CIMA, Global Music Match, Unity Fest, Tegan and Sara, The Weeknd, CNE, Folk Alliance, Shawn Mendes, Michelle McAdorey, Jess Moskaluke, Toronto International Samba Reggae Festival, Bernie Finkelstein, Alicia Toner, and Sharon, Lois & Bram.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
July 12, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) takes a mental health break, outrage after the Rogers outage nixes The Weeknd's big hometown show, and Tami Neilson returns home. Others in the headlines include Metric, Boris Brott, Field Trip, Gene Champagne, Max Martin, Kim Mitchell, Colin Clarke, Mariposa, Leonard Cohen, Sondra Radvanovsky, Mdundo, the vinyl shortage, Bob Dylan, Nipsey Hussle, and Pussy Riot.

Leonard Cohen Facebook photo
March 7, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd will launch his stadium world tour in Toronto, Leonard Cohen (pictured) sells his catalogue to Hipgnosis, and the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards are coming soon. Also in the news are Justin Bieber and Omah Lay, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Balaklava Blues, Music Nova Scotia, Corin Raymond and the Sundowners, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts, By Divine Right, and farewell Iwan Edwards, Maud Hudson, and Denroy Morgan.

Mitski, Instagram.
February 13, 2022
by FYI Staff

There is no change at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, as the Encanto soundtrack spends its 3rd straight week at

Image: Jann Arden website.
February 9, 2022
by FYI Staff

The Encanto soundtrack spends its second straight week at No.

Meat Loaf  Photo: Patrick Harbron/Rock And Roll Icons © 1978/2022
January 24, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Saskatchewan Music Awards winners are named, D.O.A. reprise a landmark hardcore album, and the Speak Music Be Kind Festival is announced. Also in the news are Adele, The Weeknd, Blue Rodeo, Bob Marley, Jay Douglas, SOCAN, the TRANZAC, Jacob Hoggard, and farewell Meat Loaf (pictured), Fred Parris, Badal Roy, Elza Soares, and Don Wilson.

Old Dominion image from the band's latest YouTube video.
January 23, 2022
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

Tate McRae, Instagram
January 16, 2022
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

The Weeknd album cover artwork
January 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd (pictured) releases his new album tomorrow, omicron forces the Grammys to postpone, and ArtHaus serenades air travellers. Also in the news are the Maple Blues Awards, Claude Cloutier, Terry Parsons, Jacob Hoggard, Duane ‘D.O’ Gibson, Black 365, Markham Jazz Festival, Screen X Screen, Music Nova Scotia, Bernie Senensky, and farewell Sandra Jaffe.

The Weeknd  Facebook photo
January 3, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd (pictured) teases a new album, Allison Russell receives critical love Stateside, and another record for Justin Bieber. Also in the news are the Maple Blues Awards, Music NL, Jason Cull, CIMVAs, and farewell Bobby Herriot, Terry McManus, Mikey Chung, J.D. Crowe, and Stephen J. Lawrence.

album cover graphic
December 22, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A haunting ballad that showcases Abel's emotional expressiveness.