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The Weeknd

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Toronto, Canada (2010 – present)

The Weeknd, the stage name for Abel Tesfaye, is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer.
The Scarborough, Toronto-born singer, songwriter, and producer doesn’t say much outside of his lyrics or personal messages through his social networking sites. Ever since appearing on the scene in late 2010, he’s been shrouded in mystery, cultivating a mystique that baffles our gossip-obsessed pop culture. With that said, the 25-year-old alternative R&B phenomenon is an enigma in more ways than one.

For him, it’s not about becoming famous. It’s not about becoming rich. It’s not about pleasing anyone. It’s about being honest, staying true to his art, and diving headfirst into the deep end. History’s most impactful artists from Van Gogh and Charles Bukowski to Miles Davis and John Lennon faced both the abyss and the heavens. They knew about sex, drugs, pain, joy, and love, and they weren’t afraid to talk about them openly.

On his three-disc debut for XO/Republic Records, Trilogy, The Weeknd is an open book, revealing
everything and nothing at the same time. There are moments of ecstatic electronic bliss like the irresistible “High for This”, and then there’s the propulsive poetic paranoia of “House Of Balloons”, which twists a sample Siouxsie and the BansheesHappy House into a frenetic danceable coup. With an inimitable and divine voice, he sings of hazy nights that turned into hazier mornings and tumultuous trysts that spiraled into eternal longing. However, you can take whatever you want from it. After all, it is art.

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  • eatmangos

    not that anyone cares but I do not have one single problem with an artist I admire becoming huge famous, the song is great, nothing but love for sweet Abel.

    18 May 10:40pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    @hustlayo hmm didn't know that, but anyway, earned it is his first solo top ten billboard record.

    18 May 10:37pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    @Tom_7 Yeah, you probably right.

    18 May 10:34pm Reply
  • watchintv

    ye

    18 May 3:44am Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    welcome to the nopeland. earned it is actually a great song, except its not rnb, as you losers are not open-minded enough to understand that. thats why it has a billion listeners. its good.

    12 May 6:18pm Reply
  • cajooooo

    earned it sucks af. his other work is so damn good

    12 May 5:33pm Reply
  • Sufft

    REI

    11 May 9:12pm Reply
  • lfernandopsb

    cola pro brasil caralho

    10 May 9:41pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    9 May 2:58am Reply
  • hollywoodream

    Trepa music

    7 May 3:07pm Reply
  • lonelyheartt

    fode

    6 May 12:28am Reply
  • hustlayo

    @eatmangos Wicked Games was actually a huge radio hit. It was played in most radios as far as I know. Abel even performed in on BBC television. But yeah, I agree. Most people I know were like "wow, how come I haven't heard of this guy!?" after listening to Earned It.

    5 May 2:31pm Reply
  • Tom_7

    @eatmangos, I think it's more because none of his other songs are exactly radio friendly haha.

    25 Apr 7:15pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    that untitled song he played at coachella tho fuck me I need a new album

    20 Apr 11:57pm Reply
  • eatmangos

    his first hit being part of a movie soundtrack only proves most people are retarded

    20 Apr 11:56pm Reply
  • ohnobitch

    acho que descobri um novo vício

    20 Apr 9:37pm Reply
  • Rosebigmusicfan

    He's a genius.

    18 Apr 10:58am Reply
  • michaeldamour

    Really looking forward to his upcoming album.

    18 Apr 7:29am Reply
  • unfack

    Música pra foder [18]

    16 Apr 11:59am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    14 Apr 12:42am Reply
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