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About singer The Weeknd



Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, born on February 16, 1990, in Scarborough, Ontario, is widely known by his stage name The Weeknd. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, he is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and a prominent figure in the R&B/pop/hip-hop genre. Throughout his career, he has been hailed as the songbird of his generation and has drawn comparisons to musical legends like Michael Jackson.

The Weeknd initially gained critical acclaim for his three mixtapes: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. These mixtapes were later compiled and remastered into a three-disc album titled Trilogy after he signed a record deal with Republic. In 2013, he released his debut studio album, Kiss Land.

In 2014, The Weeknd garnered attention with his remix of Beyonce's "Drunk In Love" titled "Often" and the release of "King of the Fall." He achieved solo success with the song "Earned It" from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

His highly-anticipated second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, was released on August 28, 2015. The album featured hit singles such as "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," solidifying his mainstream popularity.

The Weeknd's third studio album, Starboy, was released on November 25, 2016. The title track, featuring Daft Punk, became a chart-topping hit in the United States and Canada. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was recognized with a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Following a period of romantic relationships and personal experiences, The Weeknd released the EP My Dear Melancholy, in 2018. The lead single, "Call Out My Name," garnered significant attention and success.

His fourth studio album, After Hours, was released on March 20, 2020. Inspired by Martin Scorsese's 1985 film of the same name, the album featured hit singles like "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights," the latter becoming his first number one single in the UK.

In 2021, The Weeknd released the compilation album The Highlights, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. It serves as his second greatest hits album.

Throughout his career, The Weeknd has captivated audiences with his unique sound, compelling lyrics, and dynamic performances, solidifying his position as a powerhouse in the music industry.