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 Weeknd603K Views253 Comments
Live For The Weeknd Feat. Drake444.7K Views354 Comments
Often The Weeknd444.4K Views207 Comments
Drunk In Love (Remix) The Weeknd390K Views201 Comments
Kiss Land The Weeknd382.9K Views320 Comments
Enemy The Weeknd373.6K Views257 Comments
Recent Videosall videos
Kiss Land 2013
Trilogy (Compilation) 2010
Top Mixtapesall mixtapes
538.9K Views 166.2K Downloads 326 Comments
320.7K Views 105.7K Downloads 140 Comments
86.5K Views 17.4K Downloads 2 Comments
Top Storiesall news
- Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko 4.4K Views
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- Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto 15K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd 29.4K Views
- The Weeknd's Spring 2014 XO Clothing Collection Drops Tomorrow 17K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon 10.7K Views