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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 and Selena Gomez seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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The Weeknd and Selena Gomez
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez
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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
The Weeknd, Dj Khaled and Travis Scott
The Weeknd, Dj Khaled and Travis Scott
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The Weeknd and Dj Khaled

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
The Weeknd and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
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.

SkeptaSkepta will headline the 2017 Wireless Festival

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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.

Bella Hadid and The WeekndBella Hadid and The Weeknd (pictured in June 2016)

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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 '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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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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Lady Gaga

The Weeknd Breaks Spotify Record For Most Streams In One Day By A Single Artist


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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 WeekndThe Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams in a single day following the release of 'Starboy'

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The Weeknd Drops 'Starboy' After Epic Preview Film 'Mania'


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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 WeekndThe 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'.

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Everything You Can Expect From The Weeknd's New Album 'Starboy'


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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 WeekndThe 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'. 

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The Weeknd Splits From Bella Hadid


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Canadian singer The Weeknd and his model girlfriend, Bella Hadid, have split up after nearly a year and a half of dating, according to reports.

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.

Bella Hadid The WeekndThe Weeknd with Bella Hadid earlier in 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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The Weeknd

Date of birth

16th February, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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