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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Coachella 2015 Highlights

Drake's encore, The Weeknd brings out Kanye and more from Week 2.

Music News: The Warm Up: The Weeknd Represents for R&B

Plus, A$AP Rocky brings Harlem to SXSW. (3/20/2015)

Rap Reunions

Pusha T and Consequence, and other hip hop makeups.

Report: The Weeknd Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Cop

Singer taken into custody after Las Vegas brawl, released on bail.

Drake to Headline Coachella 2015

Toronto rapper, joins AC/DC and Jack White in leading annual music festival. Azealia Banks, the Weeknd, Tyler, the Creator also among this year's lineup.
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