The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is a Toronto-based singer who created a stir in 2010 when he released music online without attaching his identity. In March of 2011, he released House of Balloons set as a follow-up to Thursday, which he dropped three months prior. The nine-song mixtape crashed his server and attracted the attention of fellow Canadian artist Drake, who tweeted a link to The Weeknd's music and introduced him to a wider audience. That plug helped him snag a record deal with Universal Republic, where he released his major label debut, Trilogy, in November 2012.

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Music News: BET Breaks: Rihanna Is Ready to Take ‘ANTI’ on the Road

Her pals Travis Scott, Big Sean and The Weeknd will join. (11/23/2015)

Nicki Minaj Wins Again at American Music Awards

PinkPrint beats Drake, J. Cole for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album.

The Weeknd Has Michael Jackson's 1984 Tour Jacket

Barclays gifts "Earned It" singer a symbolic torch pass.

Rihanna Rocks Lace Bustier at We Can Survive

RiRi, the Weeknd perform for breast cancer awareness event.

Wendy Williams: The Weeknd Gives Answers

Highlights: The Weeknd feels like he can’t speak to the press. (10/23/2015)
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