- He was homeless
- Real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
- Born February 16, 1990
- Founded the XO Record Label in 2011
- Mixtapes: House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence
- Among the world’s best selling music artist with over 75 million records sold
- Has won over three grammy’s
- Noted for his distinctive singing voice with a soaring falsetto and its singular tremolo
- Tesfaye is considered an influential figure in contemporary popular music.
His debut album is called ‘Trilogy’.
After three incredible mixtapes, The Weeknd compiled the best of the bunch along with some fresh new tunes and released this debut masterpiece.