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The track is the first single from the Canadian artist/producer's "Trilogy" album, which is streeting now and looks set to sell somewhere in the neighborhood of 100k.

VIBE RATERS: WORKING
FOR THE WEEKND

Something "Wicked" This Way Comes as Canadian Alterna-R&B Artist Jumps in at #5
XO/Republic's The Weeknd jumps into Vibe Raters at #5 this week with the achingly seductive R&B-rock hybrid "Wicked Games." 

The track is the first single from the Canadian artist/producer's Trilogy album, which is streeting now and looks set to sell somewhere in the neighborhood of 100k (see our one-day sales story). Trilogy offers mixed and mastered material from his three must-listen House of Balloons mixtapes and three new tracks.

The newest radio players of "Wicked Games," which was #1 Most Added at Urban in its first week and #2 Most Added at Crossover, are WJMN and XHTZ. The song's starkly beguiling video has enjoyed some 12 million YouTube views and love from MTV, mtvU, MYV Jams and BET.

Social media users, in particular, have been jonesing for The Weeknd, bestowing 500k+ Facebook likes and 700k+ Twitter follows. Rolling Stone, MTV, Pitchfork, The Source, New York Times and others have joined the chorus of critical praise.

You can see the rest of the Vibe Raters lineup here.

In a related story, a Marine Corps general, hearing there was news about "Wicked Games" and "Vibe Raters," eagerly scanned his e-mail.

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