can't lie comic-con looks fuckin 🔥right now though 😣
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'.
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"
The Weeknd is now dating 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 Hadid ran into ex The Weeknd on Wednesday
Continue reading: Bella Hadid Runs Into Ex The Weeknd
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 singer says he used drugs heavily in the past while making music.
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 Weeknd has admitted he used drugs as a "crutch"
Continue reading: The Weeknd: "Drugs Were A Crutch"
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
The two were due to perform 'Might Not' on Kimmel's show on Wednesday evening, but cancelled because Trump was also a guest.
The musicians had been due to perform ‘Might Not’ on Wednesday night’s show (May 25th), but they pulled out soon before it was due to tape, with Belly saying that he didn’t want to be seen to endorse Trump’s controversial rhetoric in any way.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid in May
Date of birth
16th February, 1990
can't lie comic-con looks fuckin 🔥right now though 😣
was supposed to go to comic-con. had to be in Paris for lollapalooza. Gonna be 🔥 here though !
wow spawn movie being made, actual prayers answered ...
RT @TheWeekndBible: The Weeknd's "Reminder" is now a RIAA-certified platinum record. https://t.co/zhhl5FcVlz
RT @ASAPferg: @nav @metroboomin @cashxo https://t.co/dQ5CkJjQYF go get it now !!!
PERFECT TIMING OUT NOW @beatsbynav + @MetroBoomin : https://t.co/AQvPjFHuv0 https://t.co/xP7aQI7rVV
still remember the first time i heard "video games." glad i could be a part of this ! https://t.co/4JlKTTEab4
"in the end it doesn't even matter" - chester bennington. RIP
RT @BAHjournalist: Black Brilliance 😍 https://t.co/frk9Y848UI
RT @beatsbynav: July 21st Perfect Timing #XO #Boominati https://t.co/iluDVQJSTG
friday will be Perfect Timing ✅⏱// @beatsbynav @MetroBoomin
RT @TheWeekndBible: The Weeknd will be headlining the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. https://t.co/17Jo9gNNVM
my heart cold but it really beat for you though
be nice to me
RT @JordanPeele: Romero started it. https://t.co/i4dnxi8EFV
more of STARBOY for now. can't wait to see the fans in Phase 2.
some chapters are just longer than others
don't wanna rush things
scrapping an entire idea feels good sometimes.
in IRELAND 🇮🇪