The Weeknd

Biography

The Weeknd is the stage name of Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye. The Weeknd gained popularity in March 2011 after releasing their first album, House of Balloons. Prior to working with producers Illangelo and Doc McKinney, the artist was previously associated with the production team The Noise.

From the beginning however, The Weeknd has been supported by rapper Drake and his OVO crew. In fact, OVO crew member Oliver El-Khatib was the one who first played The Weeknd's music to Drake, at which point he fell in love with the artist's voice. Publicity created by Drake via his Twitter account ultimately led to The Weeknd's initial popularity, and the singer has since exploded onto the music scene, having been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, MTV news, MuchMusic and more.

The Weeknd performed his first ever concert at The Mod Club in Toronto on July 24, 2011. This is only the beginning for Abel. More info will be added as it comes. Until then, continue to support the XO gang. 'til we overdose.
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14th November 2013 -

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New Zealand pop star Lorde has signed a publishing contract rumoured to be worth up to £2.5 million after her single 'Royals' topped the UK chart last month. The just-turned-17 singer's signature was fought over...

Keith Urban Tops Billboard Album Charts With 'Fuse'

19th September 2013 -

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Country star Keith Urban reaches top spot in Billboard 200 album chart race as the Australian born singer narrowly beat The Weeknd'S 'Kiss Land' for that No.1 position. Billboard reported that 'Fuse' sold 98,000 copies...

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25th July 2013 -

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Kavinsky has now premiered a video for his single 'Odd Look' taken from his debut album released earlier this year on Recordmakers 'OutRun'. The album became a hit in his home nation of France, where...

The Weeknd Debuts New Song At Toronto Concert [Video]

15th June 2013 -

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Up-and-coming R&B star The Weeknd played a brand new track called 'You Belong To The World' (at least, we think that's what it's called) for the first time, whilst playing a concert at Toronto's Mod...

58 Arrests Made At Miami's Ultra Music Festival

18th March 2013 -

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The dance music-focused Ultra Music Festival in Miami was marred by 58 arrests being made over the weekend; not a great start for an event which was, for the first time, granted a license to...

A Week In Music - Classic Blues From Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Raunchy Videos From The Weeknd, Jay Z And Justin Timberlake, Get Up Close And Personal With Rihanna In 'Stay'

18th February 2013 -

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Albums Of Note... Get Up! pairs modern blues idol and expert slide guitarist Ben Harper with harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite. Aiming for blues authenticity, that’s exactly what Ben and Charlie achieve here. The pair of...

The Weeknd - Wicked Games (Explicit)

19th October 2012 -

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