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 Ross915K Views153 Comments
- One Of Those Nights Juicy J Feat. The Weeknd874K Views301 Comments
- Or Nah (Remix) The Weeknd668K Views252 Comments
- Remember You Wiz Khalifa Feat. The Weeknd646K Views339 Comments
- Tell Your Friends (Remix) Drake592K Views450 Comments
- Often The Weeknd496K Views196 Comments
Recent VideosALL VIDEOS
- Watch The Weeknd's Full Coachella 2015 Performance56,745 Views14 Comments
- Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd "Or Nah (Remix)" Video50,436 Views32 Comments
- The Weeknd "The Hills" Video45,744 Views30 Comments
- The Weeknd "Tell Your Friends" Video (Prod. By Kanye West)43,346 Views73 Comments
- The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face" Video40,144 Views40 Comments
- Kiss Land2013
- Trilogy (Compilation)2010
Top MixtapesALL MIXTAPES
- Echoes Of SilenceThe Weeknd598K Views 187K Downloads 95 Comments
- ThursdayThe Weeknd367K Views 107K Downloads 36 Comments
- House Of BalloonsThe Weeknd337K Views 100K Downloads 8 Comments
Top StoriesALL NEWS
- 13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd77,139 Views
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