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The Weeknd

The Weeknd


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Abel Tesfaye

Birth Date :

February 16, 1990

Birth Place :

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Claim to fame :

Album "House of Balloons" (2011)


The Weeknd was dubbed the songbird of his generation. He rose above other fellow newcomers with his rich expertise in music. Born Abel Tesfaye in Scarborough, Ontario on February 16, 1990, he grew up listening to a variety of music genres, including soul, quiet storm, hip hop, funk, indie rock, and post-punk.

He dropped out of high school at 17 and "left one weekend and never came home" with some of his friends. It was where his moniker came out. It was supposed to be The Weekend but got altered to avoid copyright issue with a Canadian band of the same name.

Latest News

The Weeknd Accused of Stealing Concept of 'Can't Feel My Face' Music Video

August 26, 2015 04:52:15 GMT

is accused of stealing the concept of his "Can't Feel My Face" music video. Director Mitch Moore claims that the video is a rip-off of an unreleased clip by Montreal-based band Majical Cloudz which he helped create last year.

The Weeknd Buries Himself in Music Video for Kanye West-Produced 'Tell Your Friends'

August 25, 2015 04:45:12 GMT

In anticipation of his "", treats fans to the music video of a new song from the album. The Canadian singer dropped on Monday, August 24 the visuals for "Tell Your Friends" which was produced by .

The Weeknd's Gloomy Duet With Lana Del Rey 'Prisoner' Surfaces Online

August 22, 2015 06:09:18 GMT

Another preview of 's "" is here. "Prisoner", which features guest vocals from , found its way out online on Friday, August 21, just a week before the album arrives.

The Weeknd Announces Dates for 'The Madness' Fall Tour

August 21, 2015 04:54:18 GMT

is hitting the road again this fall. The Canadian singer has just announced via Twitter that he's launching "The Madness" tour in support of his forthcoming sophomore album, "".

Video: The Weeknd Debuts Kanye West-Produced New Song 'Tell Your Friends'

August 20, 2015 02:59:06 GMT

did work with on his forthcoming album, "". The rapper produced a song called "Tell Your Friends" which the Canadian singer debuted live during a show at Drai's Nightclub in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 18.

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Enjoy Dinner Date in L.A.

August 13, 2015 02:20:03 GMT

Bella Hadid and are still going strong. Bella and The Weeknd were spotted having a dinner date together at The Nice Guy restaurant in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, August 11. The couple was seen wearing matching black outfits.

The Weeknd Scores First No. 1 Single on Hot 100 With 'I Can't Feel My Face'

August 11, 2015 08:24:21 GMT

For the first time in his career, has a No. 1 single on Billboard Hot 100. The Canadian singer's latest hit "Can't Feel My Face" from his upcoming album has just taken the chart's top slot, rising from last week's No. 2.

MTV VMAs 2015: Miley Cyrus Bares Her Boobs in New Promo, The Weeeknd Will Perform

August 05, 2015 08:21:13 GMT

continues to promote her upcoming hosting stint at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The controversial star took to Instagram on Tuesday, August 4 to post a new promo video showing her going nearly topless.

The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' Tracklist Features Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey

August 05, 2015 04:02:07 GMT

In anticipation of "", has shared the album's official tracklist. Arriving via his Twitter on Tuesday, August 4, the list features the Canadian singer's collaborations with and .

Artist of the Week: The Weeknd

August 03, 2015 07:47:21 GMT

just keeps crashing the charts ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated second album. After scoring Top 3 hit on Billboard Hot 100 with "Earned It" from the "" soundtrack, the singer whose real name is Abel Tesfaye recently returned with "Can't Feel My Face" which has officially become his biggest single to date.

Video Premiere: The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face'

July 28, 2015 19:05:01 GMT

debuts a music video for his newest single "Can't Feel My Face" on Apple Music. He takes the stage and sings the song for the crowd to a mixed reaction. One lady is enthralled by his performance but others look indifferent and bored.

Video: The Weeknd Debuts New Song During Show in London

July 23, 2015 04:03:37 GMT

In anticipation of his sophomore studio album, debuted a brand new song during a recent show in London. The Canadian crooner was performing on a private island off the coast of Essex when he treated fans in attendance to the moody and melodic track.

Video: Years and Years Covers The Weeknd's 'Earned It'

July 15, 2015 07:22:02 GMT

stopped by BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" earlier this week to promote their debut album "". During their visit, the rising British group complied with the show's rule that guests must cover a song by another artist, and did an awesome rendition of 's "Earned It".

Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and The Weeknd to Headline Inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Fest

July 11, 2015 05:04:00 GMT

and are set to perform at the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The two superstars are among headliners for the upcoming two-day event scheduled to take place at New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 22-23.

The Weeknd to Release New Album 'Beauty Behind the Madness' Next Month

July 10, 2015 07:35:08 GMT

's new album is already on the horizon. The Canadian singer has just announced that he's releasing his highly-anticipated sophomore effort, which will be called "", on Friday, August 28.

Ed Sheeran Reveals Kanye West Will Be Featured on The Weeknd's New Album

July 07, 2015 05:01:44 GMT

A collaboration between and is underway, according to . The British gingerhead let it slip during an interview on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show that the rapper and the reclusive R&B star had worked together on a song for the latter's highly-anticipated new album.

The Weeknd, Alicia Keys Added to BET Awards Line-Up

June 27, 2015 05:44:27 GMT

More performers for the 2015 BET Awards have been revealed. ET reports that and become the latest act to be enlisted to perform during the ceremony scheduled to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28 at 08:00 P.M.

Eminem Enlists Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, 50 Cent and More for 'Southpaw' Soundtrack

June 27, 2015 04:58:11 GMT

has enlisted some of his famous pals for the "" soundtrack which he executive produces. According to the official tracklist posted on the rapper's official website on Friday, June 26, the project will feature contributions from , and among others.

Beyonce and The Weeknd Enlisted to Headline 2015 Made in America Festival

June 25, 2015 02:31:32 GMT

The line-up of performers for the 2015 Made in America was revealed on Wednesday, June 24. and are set to headline the festival, which will return to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on September 5 and 6.

The Weeknd Releases 'Can't Feel My Face', Performs It at Apple's 2015 WWDC

June 09, 2015 02:00:31 GMT

After "Can't Feel My Face" leaked last month, has finally shared the official version of the song. The R&B singer dropped it online via Vevo on Monday, June 8 after performing it live at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The Weeknd Premieres 'The Hills' Music Video

May 28, 2015 02:39:45 GMT

After getting "I Can't Feel My Face" which leaked earlier this week, fans can now enjoy an official new song from . The Canadian singer released online on Wednesday, May 27 "The Hills" and its music video.

The Weeknd's New Song 'I Can't Feel My Face' Lands Online

May 26, 2015 07:31:55 GMT

While his "Earned It" from the "" soundtrack is still dominating the charts, a new song has leaked. The track titled "I Can't Feel My Face", which reportedly serves as the lead cut off his upcoming album, made its way out online in its entirety on Monday, May 25.

The Weeknd Performs 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Song 'Earned It' on 'Today' Show

May 08, 2015 06:42:09 GMT

took over the "" show on Thursday, May 7. In anticipation of the Blu-ray release of "", the Canadian singer hit the stage of the show to perform "Earned It", his contribution to the film's soundtrack.

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Reportedly Dating

May 07, 2015 04:40:57 GMT

Bella Hadid is rumored to be dating Canadian singer-songwriter . It is reported that the 18-year-old model and the 25-year-old musician have been hanging out together for several months now.

Video: Kanye West Crashes The Weeknd's Coachella Set

April 20, 2015 09:14:13 GMT

made a surprise appearance on the second weekend of Coachella. The controversial rapper attended the festival on Saturday night, April 18 to play a mini-concert during 's set.

Kiesza and The Weeknd Are Biggest Winners at 2015 Juno Awards

March 16, 2015 04:00:37 GMT

The winners of the 2015 Juno Awards have all been unveiled. was the biggest winner at the annual Canadian awards event airing from the FirstOntario Centre Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday, March 15 as she took home three awards including Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Dakota Johnson Goes Nearly Naked in The Weeknd's 'Earned It' NSFW Music Video

January 22, 2015 03:23:42 GMT

has released a super sexy music video for his "Earned It". Arriving online on Wednesday, January 21, the NSFW clip for the song, which is included on "" soundtrack album, features an appearance from the movie's female lead who goes nearly naked.

The Weeknd Previews Semi NSFW Music Video for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack 'Earned It'

January 20, 2015 04:04:37 GMT

takes fans behind the scenes of the music video for "Earned It", a song he recorded for the soundtrack of "". The Canadian singer shared on Monday, January 19 a teaser offering glimpses at him filming the visuals with director Sam Taylor-Wood, the same person behind the highly-anticipated movie.

The Weeknd Arrested After Allegedly Punching Las Vegas Police Officer

January 13, 2015 04:31:42 GMT

, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was arrested on Saturday, January 10 in Las Vegas after allegedly punching a police officer, TMZ reported. According to the site, the cop was attempting to break up a fight involving the singer inside the Cromwell Hotel when he was hit.

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Turn 'Love Me Harder' Into Acoustic Ballad

January 13, 2015 01:44:39 GMT

reunites with to rework their collaborative hit, "Love Me Harder". The former Nickelodeon star shared on Vevo on Monday, January 12 a video of her and the Canadian crooner turning the pop/R&B sexy track into an acoustic ballad.

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