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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 Weeknd - Tell Your Friends


The Weeknd is gearing up to release his second studio album 'Beauty Behind the Madness' at the end of August. 'Tell Your Friends' will be the third track on the album and is the only track on the record that Kanye West has a production credit on. 

Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album


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Ryan Adams has plans to cover the whole of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. The 40-year-old singer announced the news on Wednesday (5th August) on Instagram and Twitter. Recording of the cover has already begun and Adams shared a series of short videos from his recording sessions with his followers on social media.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift at the Brit Awards in 2015.

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The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face


The Weeknd will release his second album 'Beauty Behind the Madness' in August. Out of the three singles released so far, 'Can't Feel My Face' is a standout moment from the album.

U.S. premiere of 'AMY' - Arrivals

Monte Lipman, The Weeknd and Lucian Grainge - U.S. premiere of 'AMY' held at ArcLight Cinemas - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th June 2015

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US premiere of 'Amy' in Hollywood

The Weeknd - US premiere of 'Amy' in Hollywood at ArcLight Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 26th June 2015

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The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Audio)


The follow up to 'The Hills' is now here in the form of 'Can't Feel My Face'. The Weeknd will release his second studio album 'Chapter III' sometime in the late summer of 2015 through XO and Republic Records.

The Weeknd - The Hills


The Weeknd has now hit the net with the very first single from his forthcoming second studio album 'Chapter III', out later this year via XO and Republic Records. The song is called 'The Hills' and is now available to download.

The Weeknd performs his smash hit single 'Earned it' on The Today Show

Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd was photographed as he performed his hit single 'Earned it' which featured on the soundtrack for the blockbuster movie '50 Shades of Grey' live on The Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York, United States - Thursday 7th May 2015

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Kanye West Surprises Coachella And Crashes The Weeknd's Saturday Set


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Kanye West made a surprise appearance during The Weeknd’s Saturday night set at Coachella, helping singer Abel Tesfaye cover the rapper’s hit ‘Heartless’. The festival, which is known for always coming through with surprise performances, ends its two weekend run this Sunday with Drake closing the festivities with a headlining set.

Kanye WestKanye gave the Coachella crowd a treat on Saturday night when he performed with The Weeknd.

West had been rumoured to be making a surprise appearance during Drake’s set, but it appears the Yezzus rapper just couldn’t wait to surprise the Coachella crowd. Joining Tesfaye as he delivered a cappella cover of the rapper’s hit, West then launched into his own four song set.

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Rolling Stone and Google Play Grammy Party

The Weeknd - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the Rolling Stone magazine and Google Play Grammy Party which was held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 5th February 2015

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The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Soundtrack) (Explicit)


The Weeknd has released the official (explicit) music video for his song, 'Earned It', set to be featured on the album for the upcoming film adaptation of '50 Shades of Grey'. The soundtrack album is set for release on 10th February 2015.

The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (Lyric Video)


The Weeknd adds his touch to the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' movie soundtrack with his song 'Earned It', which was co-produced by Stephan Moccio. The full soundtrack album is set to be released on February 10th 2015.

Shia LaBeouf Faces Off Against Maddie Ziegler In Sia's 'Elastic Heart' [Video]


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Sia returns with another spectacularly choreographed video, once again starring pre-teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler who is this time joined by a topless Shia LaBeouf in a caged face-off for the epic single 'Elastic Heart'.

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Shia LaBeouf goes primal in Sia's 'Elastic Heart' video

Having previously appeared in the erratic video for Sia's multi-platinum single 'Chandelier', 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler makes a return complete with the same wig and nude-coloured leotard for another bout of expressive movement in 'Elastic Heart'; the song from the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. While her talent remains breathtaking in her latest venture, viewers were still quick to criticise the controversial content.

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Ariana Grande - Problem/Break Free/Love Me Harder (Medley) (2014 American Music Awards)


Ariana Grande performs a soulful medley of her hit singles 'Problem', 'Break Free' and 'Love Me Harder' live at the 2014 American Music Awards, featuring an appearance from The Weeknd. The tracks feature on her album 'My Everything'.

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The Weeknd - King Of The Fall


Following the success of his September 2013 album, 'Kiss Land', The Weeknd has released a music video for his song, 'King Of The Fall'. The Weeknd announced in June, 2014, that he would be headlining the 'King Of The Fall' tour in September and October, 2014.

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The Weeknd

Date of birth

16th February, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.80