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
Often (Remix) The Weeknd Feat. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross719.8K Views152 Comments
Or Nah (Remix) The Weeknd613.5K Views253 Comments
Often The Weeknd458.3K Views197 Comments
Live For The Weeknd Feat. Drake449.3K Views353 Comments
Drunk In Love (Remix) The Weeknd396.2K Views201 Comments
Kiss Land The Weeknd385.7K Views320 Comments
Recent Videosall videos
Kiss Land 2013
Trilogy (Compilation) 2010
Top Mixtapesall mixtapes
554.6K Views 172.4K Downloads 326 Comments
332.1K Views 107K Downloads 140 Comments
124.3K Views 35K Downloads 3 Comments
Top Storiesall news
- The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award 8.6K Views
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- Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often" 7.7K Views
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