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The Weeknd



AKA: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, King of the Fall, Kin Kane, Abel Tesfaye

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, is an R&B/Hip-Hop singer hailing from Toronto, Canada. He has been referred to as the songbird of his generation and the best musical talent since Michael Jackson throughout his career.

The Weeknd gained widespread critical acclaim for his three mixtapes, House of BalloonsThursday, and Echoes of Silence, which he later compiled to make a remastered, three-disc album titled Trilogy after signing his record deal with Republic. In 2013, he released Kiss Land, which was considered to be his debut studio album.

In 2014, he dropped “Often,” a remix of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” and “King of the Fall.” The Weeknd released two songs in collaboration with the film Fifty Shades of Grey, with “Earned It” becoming his solo breakout hit.

His second studio album became highly-anticipated, with riveting singles like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” leaving fans hungry for more. Beauty Behind the Madness was released on August 28th, 2015.

His third studio album, Starboy, was released on November 25th, 2016. The title track leads the effort as the lead first single, released on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. It was followed by “False Alarm.” On Thursday, November 17th, he released a second set of singles, titled “Party Monster,” and “I Feel It Coming.”

His first official EP, My Dear Melancholy, (released on March 30, 2018) has themes revolving around his breakups with Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez.

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