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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'.
Selena Gomez has confirmed she is back in the studio after taking some time off to seek treatment for her ''anxiety, panic attacks and depression''
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.''
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Back In The Studio
The grime superstar will top the bill on Saturday night at Finsbury Park's Wireless Festival in July, with The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper also headlining.
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.
Skepta will headline the 2017 Wireless Festival
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.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd (pictured in June 2016)
Continue reading: Bella Hadid Finally Opens Up About Her Split From The Weeknd
It'll be the first time the Robots have performed live since the 2014 Grammys, and will surely fuel more speculation that Daft Punk are planning a 2017 world tour.
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 Punk arriving at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the last time they performed live
Continue reading: Daft Punk To Perform Live At 2017 Grammy Awards With The Weeknd
Bieber does not approve of ex Selena Gomez’s new man.
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 Bieber thinks The Weeknd’s music is “whack”
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Calls The Weeknd's Music "Whack"
Hadid and The Weeknd split late last year, after 18 months together.
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 Hadid is not happy about Selena Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd
Continue reading: Bella Hadid 'Bitter' About Selena Gomez's Relationship With The Weeknd
The Canadian R&B singer dropped his third album 'Starboy' on Friday, and reportedly broke Spotify's single-day streaming record.
Following the release of his hotly-anticipated new album Starboy this week, Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams by a single artist in one day, the streaming company has announced.
Spotify has not specified exactly what number of streams the R&B singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, achieved, but by Saturday he had definitely unseated his fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, whose music was streamed more than 36 million times on November 13th, 2015 – just after he had released his latest album Purpose.
The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams in a single day following the release of 'Starboy'
He knows how to do videos.
The Weeknd has finally dropped his eagerly anticipated third studio album today (November 25th 2016), two days after he unveiled a 12 minute long short film called 'MANIA'. The visual was released as a preview of a variety of tunes from the new release.
The Weeknd drops new album 'Starboy'
The video features a montage of imagery including a panther on a plinth, a cruising sports car with a 'Starboy' plate, a dancer in a club, a knife-wielding assailant and ends with The Weeknd and a girl getting cuddly on the aforementioned plinth. Meanwhile, the music is a medley of various previews from the 'Starboy' album, with songs such as 'All I Know', 'Sidewalks', 'I Feel It Coming', 'Die For You' and 'Party Monster'.
Continue reading: The Weeknd Drops 'Starboy' After Epic Preview Film 'Mania'
His third album is expected to be released at the end of November.
The Weeknd has finally unveiled the full tracklist for his soon to be released third album 'Starboy', which features collaborations with the likes of electronic duo Daft Punk and singer Lana Del Rey. The new album follows 2015's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' and explores the effects of fame.
The Weeknd is set to release 'Starboy' on November 25th
The rapper released the tracklist via Twitter, along with an image of the album sleeve and on it we can see that it consists of 18 tracks, two of which are collaborations with Daft Punk ('Starboy' and 'I Feel It Coming'). Future also features as a guest on the song 'All I Know', while 'Sidewalks' marks The Weeknd's first collaboration with Kendrick Lamar. 'Stargirl Interlude' features Lana Del Rey, who also provides additional vocals for the song 'Party Monster'.
Continue reading: Everything You Can Expect From The Weeknd's New Album 'Starboy'
The 25 year old R&B superstar and his 20 year old model girlfriend have split up after just over 18 months together.
People magazine confirmed on Thursday (November 10th) that the 25 year old Grammy-winning singer and 20 year old Bella have gone their separate ways, with sources claiming that they were simply too busy to realistically maintain a relationship.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid earlier in 2016
Continue reading: The Weeknd Splits From Bella Hadid
Date of birth
16th February, 1990
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love this new Alien series. david has the potential to be one of the great villains of our time.
this isn't my soundcloud. We didn't upload anything. These are fake mashups. @pitchfork @Drake @Nas @GhostfaceKillah
RT @LanaDelRey: Video out now Starboy x stargirl https://t.co/TpRYxTzKQZ https://t.co/lgStPy5Rjt
Lust For Life Video. @LanaDelRey : https://t.co/K8v2Yyj1lB
Phase 1 almost wrapped up
RT @LanaDelRey: If it ain't XO then it gotta go @theweeknd https://t.co/XRSXlGNN2m
RT @asvpxrocky: STILL GOT ALL MY RAF THO🙏🏾
Happy Mother's Day ❤️
note to self : don't be distracted
second Toronto show added #STARBOY #LEGENDOFTHEFALL : https://t.co/IZnAC0pwg9
the show must go on !
RT @TheWeekndBible: The Weeknd has added a 2nd show in Toronto on May 27 to his Starboy: Legend Of The Fall tour - tickets go on sale this…
surround yourself with people who congratulate your growth and success. brXOthers
RT @AbelsOutfits: STARBOY || 1 BILLION VIEWS ⭐️ https://t.co/NoCLtS3Fxo
RT @TheWeekndBible: ONE BILLION VIEWS. https://t.co/VeEe6GLIyk
off the wagon
RT @beatsbynav: Tommorow ill be opening up for my bro @theweeknd in Houston! #XO
" make them do back flip "