Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. A year later, The Weeknd released the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, and quickly earned a following and critical recognition from several mainstream publications due to his dark style of R&B and the mystique surrounding his identity. In 2012, The Weeknd signed with Republic Records, and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy. His debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in 2013. He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness, which was among the best-selling albums of 2015. Containing the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills", Beauty Behind the Madness won Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
|Born:||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, February 16, 1990, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation:||Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer|
|Website:||The Weeknd's Official site|
|Twitter:||The Weeknd's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||The Weeknd's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||The Weeknd's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||The Weeknd's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||The Weeknd's IMDb|
|Spotify:||The Weeknd's Spotify|
|SoundCloud:||The Weeknd's SoundCloud|
|iTunes:||The Weeknd's iTunes|
About The Weeknd
Born Abel Tesfaye, he is an R&B performer whose debut album, Trilogy, was gold-certified. He's had 8 top ten entries in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including hits such as "The Hills," "Can't Feel My Face" and "Starboy."He has won multiple awards, including nine Juno Awards and three Grammy Awards.
He started gaining a following after uploading his songs to YouTube in 2010. He went on to release a mixtape called House of Balloons, which was met with critical acclaim.
He had his first top twenty R&B single with "Wicked Games" in 2012.
He was a featured singer on Wiz Khalifa's song "Remember You."
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