The Weeknd Signs Massive Long-Term Deal With Universal Music Group

At this point, it is impossible to deny that The Weeknd is one of the biggest artists in the entire world. The r&b singer has achieved megastar status thanks to his endless stream of hit songs and albums. Most recently, The Weeknd delivered the 80s-inspired Dawn FM which was essentially a radio show condensed into a neatly packaged album. While this project had some fans wanting more, there were others who felt it was his most unique piece of work yet.

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.