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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'.
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
Selena is said to be working in the studio with Norwegian DJ Kygo.
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.
Continue reading: Did Selena Gomez Just Tease New Music?
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
Bella and The Weeknd only ended their 18 month relationship a few months ago.
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 Hadid feels ‘hurt and betrayed’ by The Weeknd’s romance with Selena Gomez
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"
The girls beat stiff competition from Kate Bush.
Little Mix are on top of the UK album chart again this week, with their fourth record Glory Days.
The girlband held on to the top spot after noticing up another 57,000 combined sales in the last seven days. The album has now sold over 1000,000 copies and has been certified Gold.
Glory Days is still at number one
Continue reading: Little Mix Make It Two Weeks On Top Of UK Album Chart
Bella Hadid, The Weeknd , Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye - Bella Hadid and her boyfriend Abel Makkonen Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, leave Cirque Le Soir Nightclub at 3am - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd June 2016
The Weeknd , Belle Hadid - Wednesday April 13, 2016; Celebs out at the Lakers game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz by the final score of 101-96 in Lakers Kobe Bryant's last NBA game at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
Date of birth
16th February, 1990
RT @HyghlyXO: They take my kindness for weakness - still coming out strong
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