Abel Makkonen Tesfaye born February 16, , known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He began his recording career in , anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. In , The Weeknd signed with Republic Records, and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy His debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness , which was among the best-selling albums of The Weeknd's third album Starboy was a similar commercial success and included the number-one single of the same name, while it also won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards. His fourth album, After Hours , featured the number-one singles "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights". Sign in or Register. Born 16 February Last Played on BBC.
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If you think about it, nothing about The Weeknd should make sense. He's the most NSFW household name in the pop game. He appeals to the devil in all of us, and it feels so good. People often compare the Canadian anti-crooner to Michael Jackson , and that's never been more fair than on his latest LP Starboy, but his genius goes way farther back. Impressively, he's done it with hardly any features. The Weeknd is proof that, no matter what you mom tells you, there is something glamorous in being young and reckless. Here we see a soft, vulnerable, guilty side of The Weeknd not often displayed. He knows he's too dirty for the beautiful woman who's stolen his heart, and he knows it probably won't work out, because he's bound to muck it up, but he still wishes her the best. He wants her to be happy.
The best Weeknd songs reveal how that happened. Tesfaye threw his hat in the ring in , and his voice fit the track like a glove. The black-and-white music video lends narrative to the loneliness as well, with The Weeknd singing to the camera with a mostly barren background. The moments between night and morning seem to be a blur, marked by ambiguous lyrics and braggadocious references. The lifestyle may be out of our element but, for him, this is just another day.
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