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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'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.

The Weeknd Debuts 'Earned It' From 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack

December 23, 2014 09:05:53 GMT

recorded a new song called "Earned It" for the soundtrack of the highly-anticipated movie "". As an early Christmas present for fans, the R&B recluse then premiered the track on Monday night, December 22.

Ariana Grande Debuts Sexy Lyric Video for 'Love Me Harder' Ft. The Weeknd

October 18, 2014 05:36:42 GMT

has just dropped the lyric video for her newest single, "Love Me Harder". The black-and-white clip features numerous photos taken during the filming of the actual music video. The lyrics of the song flash atop the images of Grande striking several poses in a revealing black crop top and her signature cat ears.

Ariana Grande Previews 'Love Me Harder' Music Video Ft. The Weeknd

October 15, 2014 04:54:13 GMT

is readying both the lyric video and the actual video for her collaboration with , "Love Me Harder". While the clips aren't finished yet, the former Nickelodeon star builds the anticipation by sharing a short teaser.

Ariana Grande Teases Music Video for The Weeknd-Assisted 'Love Me Harder'

October 04, 2014 03:57:04 GMT

is readying the music video for her collaboration with , "Love Me Harder". The 21-year-old songbird recently teased the upcoming visuals with some Instagram photos from the filming set.

Video Premiere: The Weeknd's 'King of the Fall'

August 29, 2014 06:02:18 GMT

takes viewers to his hometown of Toronto, Canada, in the music video for his "King of the Fall". In the clip, the R&B recluse is featured taking a stroll through the streets of the city in slow motion.

The Weeknd Premieres NSFW 'Often' Music Video

August 22, 2014 04:24:42 GMT

has debuted the official music video for his latest single, "Often". Hitting Vevo on Thursday, August 21, the NSFW clip centers on the Canadian singer and a number of beautiful models who pack his hotel room.

Ariana Grande Previews The Weeknd-Assisted 'Love Me Harder'

August 06, 2014 04:43:46 GMT

has previewed another new song from her highly-anticipated album "". Earlier this week, the former "" star took to Instagram to share a snippet of her collaboration with Canadian singer , "Love Me Harder".

The 10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2013

December 31, 2013 09:36:48 GMT

2013 was probably one of the best years in music industry. The competition among musicians got tougher by days as new artists joined the fold and made the game more interesting. Showing off their talents, they're challenging the success of their seniors. With the year over and a new one just about to begin, AceShowbiz picks 10 hottest new acts of 2013 that fans hope will shine even brighter in the coming years.

The Weeknd Joins Justin Timberlake on 'The 20/20 Experience' Tour

November 05, 2013 06:00:20 GMT

has announced that he will support for a few dates of his "The 20/20 Experience" tour. The Canadian singer shared his excitement on Monday, October 4, tweeting a poster of Timberlake's upcoming tour. "justin timberlake // the weeknd," he simply captioned it.

Drake Announces 2014 European Tour With The Weeknd

October 30, 2013 06:59:10 GMT

Toronto rap superstar is ready to take his "Would You Like a Tour?" outside of North America, and he is taking his fellow Canadian and frequent collaborator along for the ride. This was the exciting news that the "" artist broke via his OVO blog, after he wrapped up his concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York under the same tour.

Artist of the Week: The Weeknd

September 30, 2013 06:50:12 GMT

Canadian R&B singer , whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, began his career in music industry around two years ago. The then internet's mystery man created his music while keeping under wraps all details about himself, including face, real name and age.

The Weeknd Debuts Explicit Music Video for 'Pretty'

September 21, 2013 05:50:07 GMT

has released a music video for "Pretty". The five-and-a-half-minute video opens with the Canadian R&B singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, arriving at an airport and making his way to meet his girlfriend.

Keith Urban's 'Fuse' Wins Over The Weenknd's 'Kiss Land' on Billboard 200

September 19, 2013 02:31:25 GMT

's newest album, "", has topped this week's Billboard 200. The country star's latest set dethrones last week's No. 1, 's "", after selling 98,000 copies in its first week, Nielsen SoundScan reports.

Drake Teams Up Anew With The Weeknd on 'Live For'

August 20, 2013 07:47:35 GMT

After putting their feuding rumors to rest with a few Instagram photos of themselves working in a recording studio, Toronto-born artists and release their newest team-up track "Live For". The rapper, returning the favor for the PBR'n'B singer's appearance at his OVO Fest earlier this month, drops a verse in the XO label artist's new track.

Drake Pictured Reuniting With The Weeknd in Studio

July 29, 2013 05:59:45 GMT

hinted at a possible collaboration with as he recently took to Instagram to share a photo of them in a studio in Toronto. "@abelxo SCARY TINGS," Drake captioned the photo. Drake later posted a shot of the studio, and simply captioned it, "@abelxo."

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