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The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better known by his stage name "The Weeknd" is a Toronto based R&B singer-songwriter and record producer who began by uploading several self produced songs under the alias "The Weeknd" on Youtube. With support from fellow Toronto musician Drake, he shortly released three mixtapes;House of Balloons(2011), Thursday (2011), and Echoes of Silence (2011) for free on his website which garnered critical acclaim and recognition,placing him in the spotlight of a stylistic emergence of adventurous and experimental R&B, ...read more

Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better known by his stage name "The Weeknd" is a Toronto based R&B singer-songwriter and record producer who began by uploading several self produced songs under the alias "The Weeknd" on Youtube. With support from fellow Toronto musician Drake, he shortly released three mixtapes;House of Balloons(2011), Thursday (2011), and Echoes of Silence (2011) for free on his website which garnered critical acclaim and recognition,placing him in the spotlight of a stylistic emergence of adventurous and experimental R&B, dubbed "PBR&B".

Subsequently he was signed to Republic Records and a compilation of the mixtapes entitled "Trilogy" or the "Balloons Trilogy" was released following his debut studio album "Kiss Land" (2013) which was received with generally positive reviews. Tesfaye has since worked with numerous high profile artists such asAriana Grande, Sia, Disclosure and Beyonce.

Tesafaye rocketed to the mainstream by being a feature artist on Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder" and has since become one of the music industry's most high profile artists, composing for the 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack whilst having numerous worldwide hits such as "Often" and "The Hills". Tesfaye's second major label studio album "Beauty Behind the Madness" sold an impressive 326,000 copies on its debut week in the United States and charted within the top 5 globally on numerous Pacific and European charts, cementing The Weeknd as a global pop phenomenon. « hide

Similar Bands: Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, The xx

LPs
Beauty Behind the Madness
2015

3.2
289 Votes
Kiss Land
09/10/2013

3.1
295 Votes
EPs
The Hills Remixes
2015

1.7
10 Votes
The Noise EP
2011

1.8
10 Votes
Compilations
Trilogy
11/13/2012

3.9
230 Votes
Echoes of Silence
2011

4
648 Votes
Thursday
2011

3.7
580 Votes
House of Balloons
2011

4
909 Votes

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