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.

The Weeknd Combines Love and Lust on 'Earned It'

Singer debuts slow jam off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
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