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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.

Tesfaye has had two number-one albums Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015 and Starboy in 2016. Tesfaye has also had a top-two release Kiss Land in 2013 on the US Billboard 200. His first extended play My Dear Melancholy, was released in 2018. 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 debut extended play by Canadian singer-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 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).

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The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine & Travis Scott to headline 2018 Life Is Beautiful music festival
  –  April 24, 2018
Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is returning to Las Vegas for another round in 2018, and the just-released lineup is jam-packed with today’s top artists. The headliners cross multiple genres, combining the R&B talents of The Weeknd, Tyler, the ...
The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine lead Life Is Beautiful’s 2018 lineup
  –  April 24, 2018
The Weeknd, Arcade Fire and Florence + the Machine will headline the sixth installment of the Downtown music and arts festival, which returns September 21-23. The lineup also features Pharell-led hip-hop group N.E.R.D., eclectic indie rocker St. Vincent ...
The Weeknd Fans Thinks He Is Dropping a New Project Soon
  –  April 23, 2018
Yesterday (April 22), The Weeknd changed his Instagram bio to read "we're alone together," which he also captioned on a photo of his 2018 Coachella Music Festival performance. Fans strongly believe that the phrase alludes to the title of his next EP ...
The Weeknd to headline Abu Dhabi concert line-up
  –  April 23, 2018
He’s one of the most enigmatic artists of the 21st century, and one who counts music lovers of all ages among his fans. And now those fans can get to witness The Weeknd playing at the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Canadian R&B ...
Video Shows Belly Being Punched by Security During the Weeknd's Coachella Set
  –  April 21, 2018
Image via Instagram/@belly The rapper, who collaborated with the Weeknd on the 2015 song "Might Not," performed at the music festival earlier that day. And it doesn't seem like the incident slowed down his hustle either. He even called it the "best night ...
Take A Look At The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Graphic Novel With Marvel
  –  April 19, 2018
Marvel is further extending its reach into the music world. Still reeling off the box office success of Black Panther, they’ve tapped into another entertainer affiliated with the blockbuster hit. The Weeknd, who contributed the pulsing song “Pray For ...
Who Is Chantel Jeffries, The Weeknd's New Friend?
  –  April 19, 2018
According to her Instagram, she's been buddies for a while with Diplo, who has produced some of The Weeknd's Starboy album. Jeffries and Tesfaye run in similar circles, so it would make sense that they would find their way to each oother via their music ...
The Weeknd Is Single, Despite Recent Coachella Flings
  –  April 19, 2018
The Weeknd is a single man! As Us Weekly previously reported ... Following his Friday, April 13, set at Coachella Valley Music
The Weeknd gets emotional with ‘My Dear Melancholy’
  –  April 19, 2018
Abel Tesfaye, popularly known by his stage name The Weeknd, has released new music for the first time since 2016’s “Starboy,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. His new EP,“My Dear Melancholy,” released on March 30 through XO ...
The Weeknd Is Single, in Spite of Coachella Rumors
  –  April 19, 2018
Coachella has a bit of reputation for sparking romance among its celebrity attendees. The Weeknd, who also performed at the annual Indio, California music festival, was linked to not one, but two women during the first weekend of Coachella. First ...
The Weeknd becomes a superhero in exclusive first look at Marvel's Starboy comic
  –  April 18, 2018
while artists like Lights have created their own to better tell the story of their music. The latest and biggest example of this trend is The Weeknd Presents: Starboy, a unique collaboration between Marvel Comics and R&B star The Weeknd (real name ...
Bella Hadid And Ex-Beau The Weeknd Party Together At Coachella
  –  April 18, 2018
But they later went their separate ways. The Weeknd got emotional during his Coachella Music Festival performance about former love Gomez, proving fans who thought two of his songs were about her correct. PHOTOS: Bella Hadid Strips Down Naked For French ...
The Weeknd Is Casually ‘Dating’ Chantel Jeffries
  –  April 18, 2018
The Weeknd was definitely busy at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California over the weekend. After performing his emotional set at the annual music festival Friday, April 13, the “Call Out My Name” singer was seen getting cozy ...
Watch: The Weeknd Releases ‘Another You’ Documentary
  –  April 18, 2018
While his run atop the Billboard 200 was cut short thanks to Cardi B (click here to read more on that), The Weeknd‘s looking to turn the tide ... and – of course – creation of music in a new documentary titled, ‘Another You.’
The Weeknd Releases 'Call Out My Name' Music Video - Watch Now!
  –  April 13, 2018
The song is off of his third consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, My Dear Melancholy. All six tracks from his latest project have landed in the Top 40 of the Hot 100 already. The album was released physically on Friday (April 13). The Weeknd will ...


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