The Weeknd

  • He was homeless
  • Real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
  • Canadian
  • 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.

Sources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weeknd
  • https://www.biography.com/news/the-weeknd-facts
  • https://www.bigtop40.com/features/who-is-the-weeknd/
  • https://www.britannica.com/biography/the-Weeknd