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The Weeknd

The Weeknd



Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known professionally as 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] The Weeknd has won two Grammy Awards and nine Juno Awards.[5] In September 2016, the release of the third 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]



"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).
Starboy is the third studio album by Canadian singer The Weeknd.
"Secrets" is a song by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his third studio album, Starboy (2016).

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The Weeknd Reportedly Never ‘Stopped Loving’ Bella Hadid — Back Together Like Jelena?
  –  November 18, 2017
They first sparked romance rumors together when The Weeknd asked Bella to be in his artwork for his album Beauty Behind the Madness in Apr. 2015. She also starred in his music video for the song “In the Night.”
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd Split After 10 Months—But She's Not Back Together with Ex Justin Bieber
  –  October 30, 2017
Music’s hottest it couple has called it quits. Selena Gomez, 25, and The Weeknd, 27, have ended their relationship, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE exclusively. “She and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship, ...
Pink, Harry Styles, The Weeknd Bring the Hits to iHeartRadio Music Festival’s Opening Night
  –  September 23, 2017
If there was one common theme to the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival’s opening night, it was an appreciation for the medium which doesn’t always get its due. Sure, artists like Ed Sheeran are breaking streaming records, while others like Taylor Swift ...
Starboy by The Weeknd
  –  November 17, 2017
Struggles with substance abuse continues to influence his music to this day ... If “Beauty Behind the Madness” was the first step in cementing Abel Tesfaye’s impressive range, “Starboy” is the perfect next chapter in an exciting legacy ...
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid Aren’t Back Together but He ‘Never Stopped Loving’ Her, Says Source
  –  November 17, 2017
“He is talking to Bella a lot and they’ve hung out too,” says an insider close to the singer, born Abel Tesfaye. “They are not back together ... Hadid also starred in The Weeknd’s music video for his single, “In the Night.”
Is The Weeknd back with Bella Hadid?
  –  November 16, 2017
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, had previously dated Hadid for about a year ... Later, they were joined by 20 guests at Catch, where they were seen playing music on their phones.
Everyone The Weeknd's Hung Out With Since Selena Gomez Split: Yovanna Ventura, Emily Ratajkowski and More
  –  November 13, 2017
On Friday, the 27-year-old singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, hung out with the Bieb's one-time love ... "He is very focused on his music," said the source. As for his relationship with his ex-gf of 10 months, who has been spending more and more ...
Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Have Broken Up
  –  October 30, 2017
Reportedly Selena Gomez and The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye have broken up ... I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant ...
Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Split As She Reconnects With Justin Bieber
  –  October 30, 2017
That wasn’t easy on them.” Gomez, 25, has been busy with new music and filming her polarizing project with director Woody Allen, while The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye), 27, is traveling the world on his Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour, which closes in ...
The Weeknd & Girlfriend Selena Gomez: Are They Dating or Engaged?
  –  August 27, 2017
The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) and girlfriend Selena Gomez have been dating for less than a year, but now there are rumors that the couple may be getting engaged soon. Hollywood Life said that rumors began swirling in April 2017 at the Coachella Music Festival.


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