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The Weeknd

The Weeknd



Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.[2]

Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd" in 2010 and released the critically acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in 2011.[3] The mixtapes were later remastered and rereleased on the compilation album Trilogy (2012), after he signed with Republic Records and created his own record label XO.[citation needed]

Tesfaye has had three number-one releases (Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015, Starboy in 2016, and My Dear Melancholy in 2018) and another top-two release (Kiss Land in 2013) on the US Billboard 200. He has earned eight top-ten entries on the Billboard Hot 100: "Love Me Harder" with Ariana Grande; "Earned It"; "I Feel It Coming"; "Pray for Me" with Kendrick Lamar; "Call Out My Name"; and the number one singles "The Hills", "Can't Feel My Face", and "Starboy". In 2015, Tesfaye became the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It", and "The Hills". Tesfaye has won three Grammy Awards and nine Juno Awards.[4]



My Dear Melancholy,
My Dear Melancholy, is the first extended play (EP) by Canadian singer and songwriter The Weeknd.
My Dear Melancholy,
My Dear Melancholy, is a song by musical artist The Weeknd, released on March 29, 2018.
Pray for Me
"Pray for Me" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd and American rapper Kendrick Lamar from the soundtrack album of the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther.
Die for You
"Die for You" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd, from his third studio album Starboy (2016).

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The Weeknd And Forbes Under 30 Alum La Mar Taylor Launch Hxouse, An Incubator For Toronto's Emerging Artists
  –  July 17, 2018
As creative director at XO, a record label and creative agency cofounded by The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye), Taylor has produced several music videos and album covers for the Grammy Award winner and even designed the futuristic sets for the Starboy tour in ...
The Weeknd's Manager, Cash, NAV, Gunna & Wheezy Take Private Jet To New Music
  –  July 15, 2018
An Instagram post hints at the possibility of a collaborative project. Wheezy has been kicking it with a sparkly squad that includes NAV, Gunna, and The Weeknd's manager, Amir "Cash" Esmailian. In the spirit of this generation's "picture or it didn't ...
Black Atlass: From Bedroom Records To Signing With The Weeknd
  –  July 12, 2018
INTERVIEW: The Weeknd's latest signee to XO ... The goals he once set while he was recording music in his bedroom with headphones in Canada have come into fruition as he’s joined the XO team and surrounded by like-minded creatives who inspire him ...
  –  July 11, 2018
WHAT: Canada’s biggest outdoor music festival–showcasing one of the largest and ... WHO: The Festival kicked off with headliners including The Weeknd, Neil Young, Future, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Jethro Tull, Lil Yachty, and Jane Birkin, and ...
The Weeknd, Neil Young and Future drew huge crowds at Festival D'ete
  –  July 10, 2018
Once a timid performer, the 2018 version of the Weeknd looked totally comfortable on that huge ... You bring that many people together and you can feel the lean of music culture. And now you know.
The Weeknd makes a dynamite Milwaukee debut
  –  July 8, 2018
Even though it was mostly just The Weeknd on stage, joined by merely a DJ ... (Thankfully there wasn't a real-life recreation of his "I Can't Feel My Face" music video in the process.) And after burning through all his hits, as well as burning up some ...
The Weeknd
  –  June 1, 2018
Because of this, he learnt fluent Amharic, which was his first language. He took the name 'The Weeknd' after he dropped out of school aged 17. Music Career: The Weeknd uploaded numerous songs to his YouTube channel in late 2010, under the name 'The Weeknd'.
The Weeknd on Fame, Love and ‘Melancholy’
  –  May 17, 2018
“I always feel like someone’s watching me.” Tesfaye, better known to the public as the Weeknd, has made a career out of hiding in plain sight. When he began releasing music in 2010, he kept his persona intentionally vague, building buzz primarily via ...


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