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The Weeknd (Formed 2010)
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer/songwriter, known by his stage name 'The Weeknd'.
He is best known for his single, "Love Me Harder".

Formation: The Weeknd was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on February 16th 1990.
His father was absent during his life, and his mother was constantly working, so his grandmother brought him up.
Because of this, he learnt fluent Amharic, which was his first language. 
He took the name 'The Weeknd' after he dropped out of school aged 17.

Music Career: The Weeknd uploaded numerous songs to his YouTube channel in late 2010, under the name 'The Weeknd'.
He released three 9-track mixtapes throughout 2011, including 'House Of Balloons', 'Thursday', and 'Echoes Of Silence', which were all critically acclaimed. 
He released "House Of Balloons" on his website for free download on March 21st 2011.
He went on tour in July.
His second mixtape, 'Thursday', was released on August 18th 2011, and was also free from his website.
In 2012, he signed with Republic Records as well as creating a joint venture with his own label, 'Imprint Label'.
He released a compilation album in 2012, called 'Trilogy', which was released under his own label and Republic Records.
He began his US tour as well as performing at Coachella Festival.
He released his debut studio album in 2013, 'Kiss Land', which included the songs "Kiss Land" and "Live For".
In May 2013, 'Trilogy' was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In June 2014, he announced he would be headlining the 'King Of The Fall' tour, and ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko would be supporting.
He released his track 'King Of The Fall' on July 20th in order to support his upcoming tour.
"Love Me Harder" was released on September 30th 2014, featuring Ariana Grande. 
It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard hot 100 Chart.
"Earned It" was released in December 2014 for the 2015 film 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

The Weekend, DJ Khaled and Travis Scott seen at Coachella 2017 - Weekend 1 - Day 2 - Indio, California, United States - Sunday 16th April 2017

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The Weeknd, Dj Khaled and Travis Scott
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Selena Gomez Back In The Studio


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Selena Gomez is back in the studio.

The 'Kill Em With Kindness' hitmaker confirmed that she is working on new music after taking some time away from the industry to deal with her ''anxiety, panic attacks and depression'', which manifested itself because of her lupus condition.

She told The Today Show: ''I've been in the studio for a week straight and haven't really said anything about it.''

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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd performing at the SSE Hydro in the SEC - Glasgow, Scotland - Friday 10th March 2017

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The Weeknd and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
The Weeknd and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
The Weeknd and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
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The Weeknd and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye

Skepta To Headline Wireless Festival 2017 With Chance The Rapper And The Weeknd


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He may have gone home empty-handed from the BRIT Awards last night, but Skepta’s profile is set to grow even further with the announcement that he is to headline the 2017 Wireless Festival in London this summer, alongside American heavyweights The Weekend and Chance the Rapper.

This year’s event is set to take place from July 7th-9th in North London’s Finsbury Park. Tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 edition of the festival, with further acts still to be announced.

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Bella Hadid Finally Opens Up About Her Split From The Weeknd


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Bella Hadid is finally opening up about her split from The Weeknd.

The 20-year-old Victoria’s Secret model covers the latest issue of Teen Vogue and in a revealing interview, she admits she will always love and respect her ex, despite their romance coming to an end last year.

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Did Selena Gomez Just Tease New Music?


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Selena Gomez fans got a special treat on Instagram Friday, when the singer appeared to tease new music.

The 24-year-old shared a series of videos to her Instagram Story where she could be heard singing in the background on what appeared to be a brand new track.

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Daft Punk To Perform Live At 2017 Grammy Awards With The Weeknd


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Daft Punk are to return to the live stage for the first time in three years at next months’ Grammy Awards, with the announcement that they’ll be performing during the ceremony with The Weeknd.

The robotic duo teamed up with the Canadian singer for his recently released album Starboy, performing with him on the title track as well as ‘I Feel It Coming’. On Tuesday (January 31st), the Recording Academy announced that they’ll be joining forces again to render those songs live at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12th, alongside other confirmed performers Adele, Bruno Mars and Metallica.

Daft PunkDaft Punk arriving at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the last time they performed live

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Justin Bieber Calls The Weeknd's Music "Whack"


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We’ve heard that Bella Hadid isn't happy about her ex The Weeknd’s new relationship with Selena Gomez, but now Justin Bieber has weighed in.

Justin and Selena had an on-off romance for three years, before finally splitting for good in 2014, but when asked about his former girlfriend’s new man, Justin didn't hold back.

Justin BieberJustin Bieber thinks The Weeknd’s music is “whack”

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Bella Hadid Runs Into Ex The Weeknd


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Bella Hadid crossed paths with her ex The Weeknd on Wednesday, just over a week after he was spotted kissing Selena Gomez.

The Victoria’s Secret model is reportedly unhappy with her ex’s new romance, but on Wednesday she appeared to be putting her feelings aside as she partied with pal Kendall Jenner.

Bella HadidBella Hadid ran into ex The Weeknd on Wednesday

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Bella Hadid Feels 'Hurt And Betrayed' By Selena Gomez And The Weeknd's Romance


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The Weeknd’s ex Bella Hadid reportedly feels ‘hurt and betrayed’ by his blossoming romance with Selena Gomez.

Last week The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) was spotted kissing Selena while on a night out in LA. Days later Bella unfollowed Selena on Instagram.

Bella HadidBella Hadid feels ‘hurt and betrayed’ by The Weeknd’s romance with Selena Gomez

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Bella Hadid 'Bitter' About Selena Gomez's Relationship With The Weeknd


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Model Bella Hadid is said to be bitter over her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd’s relationship with singer Selena Gomez.

Earlier this week, Gomez and The Weeknd were pictured kissing on a night out. Days later Hadid unfollowed Gomez on Instagram, a sign that the model isn't too happy about her ex’s blossoming romance.

Bella HadidBella Hadid is not happy about Selena Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd

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The Weeknd: "Drugs Were A Crutch"


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The Weeknd has opened up about his use of drugs to fuel his creativity in a new interview.

Speaking to The Guardian, the singer admitted that his drug use in the past had been “heavy” and that he had used them as a crutch while making music.

The WeekndThe Weeknd has admitted he used drugs as a "crutch"

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Victoria's Secret Models along with Lady GaGa, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd on the catwalk at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at Grand Palais, Paris, France - Wednesday 30th November 2016

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The Weeknd seen arriving at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) held at the Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 6th November 2016

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Bella Hadid , The Weeknd - Bella Hadid and her musician boyfriend The Weeknd on a night out at Cirque le Soir club - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd June 2016

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The Weeknd

Date of birth

16th February, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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