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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The Weeknd Releases Video for 'Can't Feel My Face'

"Beauty Behind the Madness" drops on Aug. 28.

The Weeknd: I Want to Be the World's Biggest Pop Star

"Earned It" singer talks dreams of new album and following Michael Jackson's footsteps in New York Times interview.

The Weeknd Has Set a Big Billboard Chart Record

And he's the first artist to ever do it.

Is Justin Bieber Making a Comeback With New Single?

"Where Are U Now" moved up nine sports on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Weeknd Announces 'Beauty Behind the Madness'

Look for his upcoming album on Aug. 28.

Ed Sheeran Spills the Beans on The Weeknd's New Album

Now we know there's a Kanye West feature coming.
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