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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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.

Rap Reunions

LL Cool J and Canibus reunite and more hip hop makeups.

Toronto Rapper Accused of Human Trafficking

Derek Wise arrested for allegedly forcing 21-year-old woman into sex trade.

Thank Me Later: Artists Who Received a Drake Co-Sign

Rising music stars who've gotten an endorsement from Drizzy.
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