The Weeknd (R&B singer)

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Legal name: Abel Tesfaye

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Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian PBR&B singer-songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album, Trilogy, consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO. In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land, which was supported by the singles "Kiss Land", and "Live For".

The Weeknd has received praise from several music publications, including Pitchfork, MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL and The Source. MTV's John Norris has dubbed him the "songbird of his generation" and the "best musical talent since Michael Jackson".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 House of Balloons The Weeknd 4.5 1
2011 Thursday The Weeknd 3 1
2011 Echoes of Silence The Weeknd 4 1
2012 Trilogy The Weeknd 4 1
2013 Kiss Land The Weeknd 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Live at the Mod Club The Weeknd 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Wicked Games The Weeknd 5 1
2012 The Zone The Weeknd 1
2013 One of Those Nights Juicy J feat. The Weeknd 4 1
2013 Kiss Land The Weeknd 1
2013 Belong to the World The Weeknd 1
2014 King of the Fall The Weeknd 1
2014 Often The Weeknd 1
2014 Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) The Weeknd 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Elastic Heart Sia feat. The Weeknd & Diplo 1

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