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The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better knownbyhis stage name "The Weeknd" is a Toronto basedR&Bsinger. songwriterandrecordproducerwho beganbyuploading several self produced songs under thealias"The Weeknd" on Youtube. With supportfromfellowTorontomusicianDrake,he shortlyreleased threemixtapes;House of Balloons(2011),Thursday (2011), andEchoes of Silence (2011)for freeonhis websitewhichgarneredcritical acclaim andrecognition,placing him inthe spotlight of a stylisticemergence of adventurousandexperimentalR&B,dubbed"PBR&B".

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Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better knownbyhis stage name "The Weeknd" is a Toronto basedR&Bsinger. songwriterandrecordproducerwho beganbyuploading several self produced songs under thealias"The Weeknd" on Youtube. With supportfromfellowTorontomusicianDrake,he shortlyreleased threemixtapes;House of Balloons(2011),Thursday (2011), andEchoes of Silence (2011)for freeonhis websitewhichgarneredcritical acclaim andrecognition,placing him inthe spotlight of a stylisticemergence of adventurousandexperimentalR&B,dubbed"PBR&B".

Subsequently he was signed to Republic Records andacompilation of the mixtapes entitled "Trilogy" orthe"Balloons Trilogy"wasreleasedfollowing hisdebutstudioalbum "Kiss Land" (2013) which was receivedwithgenerally positive reviews. Tesfaye hassinceworkedwithnumeroushigh profile artistssuchasArianaGrande, Sia, DisclosureandBeyonce.

Tesafaye rocketed to the mainstream by being afeatureartist on Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder" andhas sincebecome one ofthemusicindustry'smost highprofileartists, composing for the 50 Shades of GreySoundtrackwhilst having numerous worldwide hitssuchas"Often"and"The Hills".Tesfaye's second majorlabel studioalbum "Beauty Behind the Madness" sold animpressive326,000 copies on itsdebutweek in theUnitedStatesandcharted within the top 5 globally on numerousPacificand European charts, cementing The Weeknd asaglobalpopphenomenon.

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LPs
Starboy
2016

3.1
346 Votes
Beauty Behind the Madness
2015

3.1
442 Votes
Kiss Land
09/10/2013

3
373 Votes
EPs
The Hills Remixes
2015

1.9
18 Votes
The Noise EP
2011

1.9
15 Votes
Compilations
Trilogy
11/13/2012

3.9
284 Votes
Echoes of Silence
2011

4
726 Votes
Thursday
2011

3.7
642 Votes
House of Balloons
2011

4
1,020 Votes

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