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  • Date of birth : 16/02/1990

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The Weeknd (1990)

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Abel Tesfaye , better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian recording artist and record producer of Ethiopian descent. Songs recorded under The Weeknd name first leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown.
The Weeknd released a nine-song free album, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011. This album is a part of a trilogy which includes Thursday, released on 18 August 2011, and Echoes of Silence, released on 21 December 2011. The song "High for This" was featured in the promo for the final season of the HBO show Entourage On June 16, 2011, House of Balloons was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. On July 6, the album was named as one of ten shortlisted nominees but eventually lost to Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.
On December 21, 2011 at 11:07 p.m. EST Tesfaye released his highly anticipated third album Echoes of Silence. The Weeknd's site crashed shortly after due to the large number of downloads. The Weeknd quickly provided a Hulkshare link to keep the album available while the official site was down.

Since hitting the scene, The Weeknd has received praise from a number of well-respected musical publications, including those of MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL, The Source and 2DopeBoyz, who have all dubbed him the "Songbird of his Generation", as well as the "best musical talent since Michael Jackson" .

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 early career
Around 2008, Tesfaye was involved in rap group trio Bulleez'n'Nerdz with X.O. partners and friends Lamar and Hyghly. Later, they transformed into the Noise and became a writing/production team. Eventually, Tesfaye developed enough as a singer to record music under the title The Weeknd, with producer Jeremy Rose. In late 2010, Rose left the group, leaving Tesfaye a solo act recording under the Weeknd.

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Name Duration Released
Wicked Games 05:25 2011
The Zone 06:58 2011
The Morning 05:14 2011
Thursday 05:20 2011
House of Balloons"/"Glass Table Girls 06:47 2011
Life of the Party 04:57 2011
What You Need 03:26 2011
Lonely Star 05:49 2011
High for This 04:09 2011
The Knowing 05:57 2011
Heaven or Las Vegas 05:57 2011
Loft Music 06:03 2011
Rolling Stone 03:51 2011
Coming Down 04:55 2011
Gone 08:06 2011
The Party & The After Party 07:40 2011
The Birds Part 1 03:34 2011
XO"/"The Host 07:24
Outside 04:19
Montreal 04:11
D.D. 04:34
Echoes of Silence 04:00
Next 06:02
The Fall 05:46
Same Old Song 05:12
Initiation 04:21

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