It was announced that The Weeknd will headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival joining the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica and Florence + the Machine.
In addition to the major festival news, The Weeknd’s “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” was officially the #1 Shazamed song in the world according to the music discovery app’s official charts having been Shazamed more than 2.3 million times. The single has been in the Top 5 on Shazam’s for over 4 weeks and claimed the top spot this week. In addition to this accomplishment, the single also recently achieved platinum status as certified by the RIAA.“Earned It” was the first song released from the chart-dominating and critically praised Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack—out now via Republic Records.
The Weeknd is currently readying his third full-length album for release later this year under the partnership between XO and Republic Records and is set to close out the Saturday night dates of the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.