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Type of site
Available in English, Spanish
Website http://www.heavy.com
Alexa rank Negative increase 2,419 (April 2016)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched September 23, 1998; 18 years ago (1998-09-23)
Current status Active

Heavy.com is a news and information website based in New York City. Founded in 1999 as an entertainment website by Simon Assaad and David Carson,[2] the site switched to hard news and popular information content in 2012.[3] Heavy.com is now ranked among the top 800 U.S. websites in traffic by analytics firm Alexa.[4] The site is owned by Heavy Inc., which also owns the Spanish-language news site Ahoramismo.com. Assaad is the CEO of Heavy Inc.

Heavy.com is self-described as "a real-time news and information portal", and, on its site, claims to reach "35 million unique visitors per month". Since its pivot to news in 2012 – with subject categories listed as news, sports, entertainment, tech, and gaming – the site has become known for its signature news format, "5 Fast Facts You Need to Know." [5]

In earlier incarnations, Heavy.com created and produced comic programming and original video, including the popular Behind the Music that Sucks series.[6]


  1. ^ "Heavy.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  2. ^ Saul Hansell (2006-03-27). "A Web Site So Hip It Gets Laddies to Watch the Ads". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  3. ^ "About Heavy". Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Heavy.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Cleary, Tom (2016-09-19). "Officer Betty Shelby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  6. ^ Gathman, Roger (2002-03-01). "SXSW: Behind the Web Site That Works: Heavy.com's wicked humor and winning strategy - Screens". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 


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