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[caption id="attachment_200500" align="alignnone" width="400"] THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER TOUR IN ASIA (PRNewsfoto/Live Nation Entertainment)[/caption] Grammy Award®-winning and multi-platinum selling music artist The Weeknd unveiled details behind his first-ever tour in Asia. The Weeknd Live In Asia will kick off on Friday, 30 November in Hong Kong, and visit 6 additional cities across Asia including Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Seoul, and Tokyo. THE WEEKND ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER TOUR IN ASIA Promoted by Live Nation, the tour will support the genre-spanning artist's highly-acclaimed projects – Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and My Dear Melancholy – all of which have been littered with chart-topping hits. Starting off his career anonymously, The Weeknd first broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape House of Balloons followed by studio album Kiss Land in 2013 and the widely recognized Beauty Behind the Madness that earned him two Grammy Awards in 2015, an RIAA triple-platinum certification for cumulative sales in excess of 3 million, 22 RIAA certifications from tracks alone with "The Hills" [9x-platinum], "Can't Feel My Face" [7x-platinum], "Often" [3x-platinum], "In The Night" [2x-platinum], and "Acquainted" [platinum]. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" even garnered The Weeknd his first ever Academy Award® nomination in the category of "Best Original Song." The Weeknd's fourth full-length album "Starboy" is set for release November 25, 2016. The title track featuring Daft Punk broke the record for "Most Release Weekend Streams Ever" upon its release. In less than a week, the single amassed over 17 million streams globally and 6.5 million streams in the United States, becoming #1 Most Added at Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, and Hot AC. THE WEEKND LIVE IN ASIA 2018 *All info below subject to change Friday, November 30 - Hong Kong, China Sunday, December 2 - Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, December 5 - Singapore Friday, December 7 - Manila, The Philippines Wednesday, December 12 - Taipei, Taiwan Saturday, December 15 - Seoul, Korea Tuesday, December 18 - Tokyo, Japan
Radio Facts: Music legend, icon, and innovator Prince has been making some major moves as of late in regard to his music. Australian and New Zealand based publishing company, Native Tongue announced an exclusive partnership with NPG Music Publishing covering Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Established by music icon Prince, the catalogue spans his entire career to date and includes hits such as 'Kiss', ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, ‘Cream’, ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘U Got The Look’, ‘Diamonds and Pearls’, and 'Little Red Corvette'. It also includes new music from both of his upcoming albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum, which will be released on September 30, 2014. NPG Music Publishing was founded earlier this year and marks the first time Prince’s publishing catalogue has been independently controlled and administered in over twenty years. Native Tongue General Manager, Jaime Gough stated “It truly is an honor to represent such an iconic and musically amazing catalogue. Prince has been a musical pioneer his entire career and to have his personal publishing company choose Native Tongue during such an exciting period is a real privilege.” NPG Music Publishing joins Native Tongue’s growing international roster that includes music from Lorde, Daft Punk, Foals, Elvis Presley, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Tom Waits, Roy Orbison, Bombay Bicycle Club, Justice, Armin van Buuren, Diplo and many more.
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