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The Weeknd

The Weeknd



Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (Ge'ez: አቤል ተስፋዬ, ʾÄbel Täsfaye, born 16 February 1990), known by his stage name, The Weeknd (pronounced the weekend), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.[2]

In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed.[3] In 2012, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of the remastered mixtapes and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO.

In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land, which was supported by the singles "Kiss Land" and "Live For". His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which became his first number-one album on the US Billboard 200, included the number-three single "Earned It" and produced the number-one singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face". The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.[4] For "Earned It", which was featured on the soundtrack for Fifty Shades of Grey, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Tesfaye has won three Grammy Awards and nine Juno Awards.[5] In September 2016, the release of the third studio album Starboy was announced along with the release of the title track single "Starboy", which subsequently reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.[6]



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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 upcoming 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).
"Reminder" is a song recorded by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016).
"Rockin'" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016).

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The Weeknd Has Signed R&B Singer Black Atlass to XO Records
  –  February 8, 2018
This is a solid sign that he has inked a deal with the Canadian superstar’s label. The song also has a sound reminiscent of some of earlier The Weeknd music when he first broke out on the scene. Black Atlass is heavy into fashion as well. He was tapped ...
New Music Monday: Rae Sremmurd, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake
  –  February 6, 2018
This is the second single from the duo’s upcoming album, “SremmLife 3.” The Metro Boomin-produced single is basically about having fun without any restrictions. More importantly, by singing “they ticked off” in the hook, the duo makes it clear ...
The Playlist: The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar Join Forces, and 15 More New Songs
  –  February 5, 2018
the Weeknd laments. “You need a hero ... a mix of trap, early-90s club music, Spotifycore, lite-calypso and more, all mortar-and-pestled into a meaningless paste. Once the most divisive figure in pop, Ms. Azalea seems keen to please everyone here.
Best New Tracks: Lil Wayne, Wifisfuneral, A$AP Ant, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and More
  –  February 5, 2018
In addition, we saw music stars The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar unveil their collaborative effort off the much anticipated Black Panther soundtrack. The week we also saw a number of impressive independent releases from A$AP Ant, Benji Blue, Wifisfuneral ...
The Weeknd And Kendrick Lamar Need To Drop A Whole Album After This Black Panther Collab
  –  February 3, 2018
The Weeknd does his Weekndy thing as he sings "Who gon' pray for me? Take my pain for me?" on the song's soaring chorus. Wonder if Stan Lee or Jack Kirby were thinking the dungeon sex-pop of Abel Tesfaye would be the type of music that filled the ...
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar Drop "Pray for Me" Off 'Black Panther: The Album'
  –  February 3, 2018
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar have come through with their new ... I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel's vision," Kendrick said in a statement concerning his ...
The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar Drop “Pray For Me” Off ‘Black Panther: The Album’ [LISTEN]
  –  February 3, 2018
We’re just a few weeks away from getting blessed with a highly anticipated trip to Wakanda courtesy of Marvel’s Black Panther but Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd are already amping ... the kind of advanced culture music you’d expect to come out of ...
Kendrick Lamar & The Weeknd’s Hard-Hitting “Pray For Me” Black Panther The Album Single Is Revolutionary-Sounding
  –  February 2, 2018
Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd are raising the stakes for February 9 to ... The album will feature music from and inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film including the lead single, “All The Stars,” featuring Kendrick ...
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar - Pray For Me Audio
  –  February 2, 2018
Best Rap Song and Best Music Video for his song 'Humble'; and Best Rap/Sung Performance for 'Loyalty' with Rihanna. Meanwhile, The Weeknd won Best Urban Contemporary Album for 'Starboy'. Kendrick is touring across Europe this February, while The Weeknd is ...
Eminem, The Weeknd join Beyoncé as 2018 Coachella headliners
  –  January 2, 2018
Coachella Music and Arts Festival has finally announced who will join Queen Bey in the desert this April to headline its annual two-weekend party: the Weeknd, who will helm Friday evening, and Eminem, who’ll close things out on Sunday. Revealed Tuesday e ...


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