About The Weeknd
The Weeknd is an R&B voice for a younger, debauched generation, forgoing traditional love ballads for intoxicated reflections on the effects of directionless hedonism.
Since gaining attention after uploading several tracks to YouTube in 2010, the Toronto native has released three mixtapes, a compilation and an album, collaborating with the likes of Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ricky Hil, French Motana, Kavinsky, Lil Wayne, M.I.A., Jr. Hil, Sia, Diplo and more.
Most recently, he reunited with Drake, released his new album Kiss Land and toured in support of it, offering signature album-themed condoms at his gigs. He’ll be touring with Justin Timberlake and Drake throughout 2014, on the "20/20 Experience" and "Would You Like A" tours, respectively. Oh yeah, he also operates his own independent label, "XO".
- The Weeknd's first live performance was at Toronto's Mod Club.
- He speaks fluent Amharic, which he learned from his grandmother at an early age.
- His moniker is intentionally misspelled as a means of avoiding copyright issues with existing Canadian band The Weekend.
- The Weeknd sings in a falsetto register.
- He draws musical inspiration from post-punk, indie rock, funk, soul, quiet storm and hip-hop.
- The Weeknd is an Aquarius.
- His 2012 "Trilogy" compilation has been certified Gold.
- 2012's "Wicked Games" was his first Top 20 R&B single.
- He dated a certain Alice Ustinova for a time.
- The Weeknd is of Ethiopian descent.
Top Songsall songs
Or Nah (Remix) The Weeknd593.4K Views174 Comments
Live For The Weeknd Feat. Drake440.5K Views356 Comments
Often The Weeknd413.9K Views209 Comments
Drunk In Love (Remix) The Weeknd384.7K Views205 Comments
Kiss Land The Weeknd380.8K Views320 Comments
Enemy The Weeknd370.4K Views256 Comments
Recent Videosall videos
Kiss Land 2013
Trilogy (Compilation) 2010
Top Mixtapesall mixtapes
528.8K Views 162.4K Downloads 325 Comments
312.7K Views 102.6K Downloads 140 Comments
39.6K Views 12.2K Downloads 2 Comments
Top Storiesall news
- The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko 26.3K Views
- Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto 14.9K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd 28.9K Views
- The Weeknd's Spring 2014 XO Clothing Collection Drops Tomorrow 16.3K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon 10.7K Views
- Top Tracks Of The Week: November 11-17 8.6K Views
- The Weeknd To Open For Justin Timberlake On U.S. Leg Of Tour 7.2K Views