Who is The Weeknd?

The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer whose real name is Abel Tesfaye.

The Weeknd was born on February 16, 1990 in Toronto, Canada. He is of Ethiopian descent and grew up in the city’s suburbs.

He first gained widespread recognition in 2010 for his mixtapes that he released on the social media platform, YouTube. His music is a mix of R&B, pop, and alternative, and he is known for his falsetto singing voice and his use of Auto-Tune.

Known for his sonic versatility and dark lyricism, his music explores escapism, romance, and melancholia, and is often inspired by personal experiences. The songs gained viral popularity and helped him gain a dedicated fan base. In 2011, he released his first mixtape, “House of Balloons,” which received critical acclaim and helped him gain even more recognition.

Over the next few years, The Weeknd released several more mixtapes and EPs, and in 2013, he released his debut studio album, “Kiss Land.” The album spawned the hit single “Love Me Harder,” which reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2015, he released his second studio album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which became a massive commercial success and included the hit singles “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.” The album earned him two Grammy Awards and helped him become one of the biggest names in music.

The Weeknd has broken the record for the longest-charting song in the US, with his song Blinding Lights – first released in November 2019 – spending 88 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100

The Weeknd has released several successful albums, including “Starboy” (2016) and “After Hours” (2020), and has won three Grammy Awards. Some of his popular songs include “Blinding Lights,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “The Hills.”

He has also toured extensively and has won several awards for his music, including three Grammy Awards. In addition to his singing career, The Weeknd has also appeared in a few movies and television shows, including “American Dad!” and “Black Mirror.”

The After Hours Til Dawn global stadium tour kicks off up north in The Weeknd’s hometown of Toronto on Friday, July 8th at the Rogers Centre.

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