The Weeknd continues to be one of the biggest stars in the world.
For a decade now, The Weeknd has been on Universal Music Group’s Republic Records, and today, the label is announcing a massive long-term extension with the artists. Essentially, The Weeknd’s entire catalog will continue to be managed by UMG, who are extremely excited about this deal. In a press release, Chairman & CEO of UMG, Sir Lucian Grainge explained just how big this is for UMG, going forward.
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“Over the past decade, we have been honored to work so closely with Abel who has quickly become one of music’s most creative and important artists—a once-in-a-generation talent,” Grainge said. “With Sal and the XO team as our incredible partners, we’ve developed a deep trust and respect that has enabled us to successfully execute Abel’s brilliant vision. I am delighted that we are now able to expand this special relationship, welcome this world-class songwriter to UMPG, and evolve this creative partnership to new and exciting levels.”
After dropping two projects in the span of two years, it is probably going to be a little while before we get another full-length project from The Weeknd. In the interim, however, there are certainly a plethora of Weeknd hits to go back and listen to while you wait for another album.