Another possibility could be that The Weeknd falls between two music genres: pop and R&B. Drake] [Clean]: The Weeknd: MP3 Downloads", "Keith Urban Edges The Weeknd for No. [210][211] Despite having worked in the Trump International Hotel and Tower (renamed by 2017) in Toronto,[212] Tesfaye and Belly cancelled an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! His vocals sounds almost dead on to Michael Jackson, it’s super clear he is a fan of Michael. He builds his unique spectral atmosphere in The Morning, beginning with an eerie calm presence before launching into a hauntingly soulful chorus. [176] He also hosted several pop-up retail stores for the "Starboy: Limited Capsule" collection,[177] which were available across North America, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. [104] Tesfaye returned to Saturday Night Live on October 10, performing "Starboy" and "False Alarm". He creates a tragic, lost cinematic flair through songs such as Save Your Tears by putting the 80’s pop in the back seat with a strong, almost menacing R&B beat taking the lead. [31][32] The mixtape included production from Canadian producers Illangelo and Doc McKinney, and included the tracks produced by Rose, although, he did not receive production credits. He released a 12-minute short film, titled M A N I A, on November 23. [171] The e-cigarette featured the "xo" branding on the front, as well as having the ability to play "The Hills" when turned on. Drake was in attendance to view the performance, which ran for a total of ninety minutes. [131][132] Tesfaye revealed the album's title, After Hours, and release date, March 20, 2020, on February 19, 2020, and released the album's title track as a promotional single simultaneously. [174][175] PAX Labs chief marketing officer Richard Mumby stated "Music and fashion have always been a natural fit for Pax...This was the perfect opportunity to bring together the Weeknd's style with our technology. His vocal range reaches its extreme low at the bass F (F2), and its peak high at the tenor G♯ (G♯5), with a natural tessitura within the upper fourth octave. 1 Debut on Billboard 200", "The Weeknd To Open For Justin Timberlake On '20/20 Experience' Tour", "Album Review: Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack", "Elastic Heart (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack) [feat. [170] They featured the visual identity of the new album with Oxcy – the album's mascot – printed on one side. During his youth, his mother would work several jobs to support the family, often as a nurse and caterer, while also attending nigh… LOVE YOU GUYS, A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:06pm PDT. [27][28] The songs drew some attention online, and were later included in a blog post from Drake. [38] This was credited[by whom?] His central sound since his first mixtape House of Balloons has been complicated, best described as a moody blend of alternative R&B with old-school dream pop. [125], On November 24, 2019, "Blinding Lights", the expected lead single of his fourth studio album, was announced via a Mercedes-Benz commercial on German television. ", "The Weeknd teases new song release | IOL Entertainment", "Has Someone Accidentally Leaked News of the Weeknd's New Album?". An emblematic feature of a THEY. [8], In 2012, the Weeknd signed with Republic Records, and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy (2012). Three weeks later, on August 28, he released the single "Over Now" with Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris. [236], Tesfaye has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, nine Juno Awards,[237] and has been nominated for one Academy Award. [214] Tesfaye pleaded no contest, and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service. [234] Five days later, it was reported to have drawn in 2 million viewers and raised over $350,000 for the non-profit organization. [182] In May 2017, Tesfaye had a limited edition pop up sale for the "Starboy 2017 Limited Capsule Collection". © 2020 Black Sands Media - All Rights Reserved. I never judged him. [55], On May 16, 2013, Tesfaye premiered the title track to his debut studio album Kiss Land,[56] and announced the album's release date as September 10. It also debuted at number five on the Canadian Albums Chart, with similar sales. [101] A month later, the previously mentioned album's title was announced as Starboy, and had a release date of November 25. ITS OUT EVERYWHERE LINK IN BIO. [139] In April 2020, Tesfaye announced he would be co-writing and starring in an upcoming episode of American Dad!, which later premiered on May 4, 2020. [163], Tesfaye has helped broaden R&B's musical palette to incorporate indie and electronic styles; his work has been categorized with the alternative R&B tag. He stated that he "was proud to support his hometown by sharing the brilliant, ancient history of Ethiopia. [216] One of the producers of the song has alleged to have sent a DM to Tom Raybould, the composer of the film's score to tell him about the sample. [172] With the original PAX 2 priced at $279.99, the limited edition e-cigarette cost $324.99. The Weeknd, has hall smoldering", "The Weeknd Worried Album Release was Insensitive", "How The Weeknd became R&B's next big thing", "r/singing - How is The Weeknd (Abel Testaye) singing? [197] Tesfaye reportedly started dating Selena Gomez in January 2017. image caption The Weeknd won three awards, including best R&B album, for After Hours R&B star The Weeknd won three prizes at Sunday's American Music Awards - with his face covered in bandages. Before adopting the stage name the Weeknd, he worked under the aliases of the Noise and Kin Kane. [65] The remix was well-received, and came days prior to the announcement of Tesfaye's first headlining tour, entitled the King of the Fall tour. [35] Drake approached Tesfaye and described a potential musical collaboration between the pair. [19] While living with his grandmother Tesfaye learned Amharic, which he also spoke with his mother,[20] and attended Ethiopian Orthodox church services. [34], Tesfaye began a tour of Toronto, with his first live performance at the city's Mod Club venue. After Tesfaye won the Centric Award at the 2015 BET Awards, he performed "Earned It" with Alicia Keys, as well as debuting the song "The Hills". [47], In September 2012, Tesfaye signed with Republic Records in a joint venture with his own imprint XO. 1 on the Billboard 200, Hot 100 & Artist 100", "American Dad!' [223] In May 2016 Tesfaye donated $50,000 to the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Toronto, Canada, the church he once attended as a child. [178] With this partnership, Tesfaye also released three capsule collections named PUMA X XO including T-shirts, caps, sweatpants, bomber jackets and a pair of shoes called the Parallels.[179][180]. have taken an indie-rock, Kurt Cobain inspired sledgehammer to the game. production is one bursting at the seams with high-octane levels of energy, such as on the guitar-laden "Motley Crew" or the bass-heavy collaboration with … [148] Tesfaye took to his social media to criticize the Recording Academy, claiming corruption. The Weeknd’s critically acclaimed 14-song album, After Hours, finished 2020 as the No. [151], Tesfaye cites Michael Jackson, Prince, and R. Kelly as his main musical inspirations. 1 R&B album, according to MRC Data’s 2020 year-end report. [50] Trilogy charted at number four on the U.S. [219], In April 2019, Tesfaye was sued by British trio William Smith, Brian Clover and Scott McCulloh who accused Tesfaye of plagiarizing their song "I Need to Love" in order to create his song "A Lonely Night". 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[190], In April 2019, Tesfaye bought ownership in esports company OverActive Media Group, the owners of Splyce and Overwatch League team Toronto Defiant, and will serve as the company's global ambassador. [98][99], On August 24, in preparation for his third studio album, Republic Records executive vice-president Wendy Goldstein confirmed Tesfaye began collaborations with French electronic music duo Daft Punk. Find The Weeknd bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Alias of alternative R&B enigma-turned-pop star… After initially trying to pitch the idea to musician Curtis Santiago, Rose played one of his instrumentals for Tesfaye, who freestyle rapped over it. [204] Speaking in December 2013, Tesfaye said that drugs were a "crutch" for him when it came to writing music. Regarding The Weeknd’s shutout in the genre categories, a likely possibility is one that Variety nodded to in an article earlier this year: whether The Weeknd is … [74][75] He occupied all three slots on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart simultaneously with the aforementioned singles, becoming the first artist in history to accomplish this. [30], On March 21, 2011, Tesfaye self-released his debut mixtape House of Balloons. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week of 2020", "nothing compares, missed you, final lullaby...", "The Weeknd on Being the First Artist to Top These 5 Charts at Once: 'It Feels Like a Huge Blessing' (Exclusive)", "The Weeknd also repeats at No. [36] Over the summer of 2011, Tesfaye contributed to four songs on Drake's Take Care, both as a writer and a featured artist. [232][223] In May 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd, the ongoing protests in reaction, and racial violence in the United States, Tesfaye donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp, and the National Bail Out; he also posted on his official Instagram account to spread awareness. In 2014, Tesfaye remixed "Drunk in Love", a single by Beyoncé from her eponymous studio album. He began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. 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The self-aware, wicked character he creates in After Hours is evocative of the villain in a film that the audience is secretly rooting for. "[154], Tesfaye's songs are "built around a fogged, crepuscular production",[155] and feature slow tempos,[156] rumbling bass, and forlorn echoes. In November 2019, Tesfaye attempted to get the song-theft lawsuit dismissed which was denied by Judge Percy Anderson. They all went platinum in the United States. [158] Marc Hogan of Spin says that Tesfaye's samples tend "to draw from rock critic-approved sources, though generally ones that already share elements of his sexual menace", with samples of artists such as Beach House, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Aaliyah. [144] He also debuted three live performances on Vevo in November 2020,[145] and performed at iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball alongside other artists on December 10, 2020. [152] He has attributed Jackson's music as key in spurring him to be a singer, referencing the lyrics to "Dirty Diana" as an example. Yet, the audience is drawn to the hedonistic lifestyle of sex, drugs and partying illustrated through the gloomy battle in the character’s mind in Trilogy. 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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born on 16 February 1990, in Scarborough, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. [77] Tesfaye was unveiled as one of the musical faces of the streaming service Apple Music, a position he harboured with frequent collaborator Drake. He was later featured on Lil Uzi Vert's debut album and Gucci Mane's eleventh studio album Mr. Davis. [136] Shortly after the album release, on March 29, 2020, Tesfaye announced the release of three more previously unreleased songs: "Nothing Compares", "Missed You" and "Final Lullaby". [106], In 2017, Tesfaye appeared on Future's sixth studio album,[107] as well as on the debut single from Nav, who was signed by XO in January. [48] The compilation album for the mixtapes entitled Trilogy, was released two months later, and consisted of several remastered versions of songs, as well as three additional ones. We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before. Their boyfriends are 25. Abel achieves the complicated task of merging nihilistic themes of drugs and despair with synth-pop, his music a shadow reminiscent of a party you shouldn’t be at. This led to the two collaborating on an album. [69][70] "The Hills" was later released for digital download, and debuted at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. [18] In an interview, he detailed that he began growing it out in 2011, and remarked at the easiness in maintaining it, with "a hard shampoo every once in a while". [135] The record debuted atop the US Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were in pure sales. They moved in together temporarily in September 2017,[198][199] but broke up a month later in October 2017. [25] House of Balloons was met with critical acclaim. Smith, Clover, and McCulloh sought $150,000 from Tesfaye and Ahmed Balshe in lieu of copyright infringement. 1 on Hot 100, Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Returns to No. [233], On August 7, 2020, Tesfaye held an interactive virtual concert on TikTok, The Weeknd Experience, to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative. With the […] [192] On September 9, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $221 million joint venture with Hxouse for Black Canadian entrepreneurs. By using sonic synth beats in combination with the dark thematic drug-related content, The Weeknd stretches the traditional barriers of genre-mixing by producing an album that perfectly captures the essence of shadows and somberity. Widely expected to receive multiple nominations for After Hours, Tesfaye was shut out of any nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (2021). [178] Tesfaye has collaborated with artists and designers such as Kidult, Alexander Wang[183] and Futura[184] for small-lived and sometimes exclusive capsule collections. [191], On August 31, 2020, Variety reported that Tesfaye partnered with TD Bank to launch Black Hxouse, an entrepreneurial initiative. Same range and everything, very high voice range like Michael. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. [202] It has been reported that the two were in touch once more, nine months after the split. [37], Tesfaye refrained from participating in interviews, choosing to communicate via Twitter, after the album was released. 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[177] The collections were available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami Beach, Houston, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. [118] Later in the year, on November 21, 2018, the compilation album The Weeknd in Japan was released and served as his first greatest hits album. [1] Noted for his falsetto and eccentric music style,[2][3] Tesfaye is recognized for heavily influencing contemporary R&B and multiple artists. Tesfaye appeared on "6 Inch", the fifth song on Beyoncé's Lemonade. [133] On March 7, Tesfaye appeared on Saturday Night Live, performing "Blinding Lights" and the previously unreleased "Scared to Live". The Weeknd, "In Your Eyes" After releasing his deluxe edition of After Hours at midnight Monday morning (March 23), The Weeknd stormed back hours later with a bloody new visual for "In Your Eyes." The Weeknd discography and songs: Music profile for The Weeknd, born 16 February 1990. From shaping contemporary R&B to overlooking his own XO label and fashion line, The Weeknd has become one of the biggest artists … He appeared on the Virgil Abloh-directed music video for Lil Uzi Vert's "XO Tour Llif3" alongside XO signee Nav. In November 2015, to further promote Beauty Behind the Madness, Tesfaye collaborated with Pax Labs to release a limited edition version of the PAX 2 vaporizer, an electronic cigarette that could be used in shows during The Madness Fall Tour. You can hear it as far back as my first mixtape that the '80s -- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins -- play such a huge role in my sound. The Toronto R&B crooner gets a smooth-jazz remix from the master of the genre, Kenny G. News 2 months ago Lewis Capaldi, The Weeknd Lead UK’s Biggest Albums And Singles Of … Remember: “Blinding Lights” is the same genre as “Boogie Oogie Oogie” is the same genre as “Twistin’ the Night Away.” [57] The album was later promoted by the singles "Belong to the World" and "Live For" featuring Drake, as well as with Tesfaye embarking on The Fall tour a week prior to the album's release. [153] Tesfaye has said: "I've always had an admiration for the era before I was born. [22][206] He later altered the handles on his social media to reflect his stage name in preparation for the release of Starboy. This image appears in the gallery: 17 facts you need to know about The Weeknd. The 30-year-old singer lashed out at the Recording Academy Tuesday night after being snubbed in the Grammy nominations earlier in … He says that they were demos that he had written as a teenager to try and get recognition. [102] He released the album's title track, which features Daft Punk on September 21. as an advertising tactic for Tesfayes second mixtape Thursday, which was released on August 18, 2011. The song received platinum certification and went to number one in the United States, as well as in various other countries. [138] After Hours had a second consecutive week at number one on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart (April 2020), due to five entries on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (singles), all of which he co-wrote and co-produced. Through this, he creates a nostalgic journey of a slowly degenerating nightmare. Containing the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills", Beauty Behind the Madness won Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards. [39][40], Following this release, the three mixtapes were collectively known as the Balloons Trilogy,[41] and saw Tesfaye receiving offers from various record labels.[which? Noted for his falsetto and eccentric music style, Tesfaye is recognized for heavily influencing contemporary R&B and multiple artists. [218] Tesfaye has denied these allegations. On August 24, 2016 during a Billboard interview, Republic Records executive vice president Wendy Goldstein mentioned that the Weeknd had been collaborating with Daft Punk. [123] On May 5, Tesfaye, SZA and Travis Scott released the music video for their Game of Thrones-inspired track. [9] The Weeknd's third album Starboy (2016) was a similar commercial success and included the number-one single of the same name, while it also won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. He is one of the most successful Canadian recording artists of all time, with more than 75 million records sold worldwide. Rose let Tesfaye keep the tracks he had produced under the condition that he would ultimately be credited for them. [87] It was reported to be the most-streamed album throughout 2015, with over 60 million,[88] as well as being ranked on multiple lists concerned with detailing albums of the year. [67] He later collaborated with Ariana Grande on a duet titled "Love Me Harder", which peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. [97] It marked the second collaboration between the pair, with West providing production and writing on "Tell Your Friends" from Beauty Behind the Madness. [173] PAX also acted as an official sponsor for the tour, presenting special backstage VIP activations for fans who bought packages that included the e-cigarette. [215], In December 2015, Tesfaye was sued by Cutting Edge Music, who alleged that the bass line for "The Hills" had been taken from a composition featured in the score for The Machine. [187] In August 2018, XO released a collection of apparel in collaboration with A Bathing Ape. All Grammy nominees are recognized by the voting body for their excellence, and we congratulate them all. [89], On September 8, Tesfaye became the first male artist to have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, with the three singles that preceded the release of his album. His debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in 2013. Complete discography, ratings, reviews and more. [156] In concert, Tesfaye reappropriates his digitized productions with a suite-like arena rock aesthetic. He just wasn't there. [164] Mistry writes that he "will be obsequiously praised as the future of R&B music—because [he] is a black singer, not because he's making quantifiable, canonical R&B". He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), which was among the best-selling albums of 2015. They made a red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The latter proved to be the second lead single from the soundtrack.[63][64]. By Lars Brandle. [185] A week later, he attended New York Comic-Con and it was revealed that a Starboy comic book would be released on June 13, 2018,[186] with the title character being a superhero modelled after himself. He wasn't abusive, he wasn't an alcoholic, he wasn't an asshole. 3 High", "The Weeknd Sets 'After Hours' Release Date, Shares Dark Title Track: Listen", "The Weeknd Debuts New Song, Appears in Sketch on SNL", "Listen to the Weeknd's New Album After Hours", "The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Debuts at No. [130] The second single "Blinding Lights" went on to debut at number 11 on Billboard Hot 100 the same week "Heartless" topped it, fell to number 52 in its second week, and then after a long climb reached number one on the chart on the issue dated April 4, 2020. That he had written as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Awards 28, he set the foundation his... Abel launches into an upbeat pop chorus [ 93 ], Tesfaye remixed Drunk... 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