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 Weeknd496.1K Views172 Comments
Live For The Weeknd Feat. Drake431.9K Views356 Comments
Kiss Land The Weeknd375.8K Views320 Comments
Enemy The Weeknd363.6K Views256 Comments
Drunk In Love (Remix) The Weeknd361.7K Views206 Comments
Wicked Games (New Version) The Weeknd251.4K Views155 Comments
Recent Videosall videos
Kiss Land 2013
Trilogy (Compilation) 2010
Top Mixtapesall mixtapes
512K Views 156.9K Downloads 323 Comments
299.9K Views 98.4K Downloads 140 Comments
22.9K Views 7.7K Downloads 2 Comments
Top Storiesall news
- Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto 14.2K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd 26K Views
- The Weeknd's Spring 2014 XO Clothing Collection Drops Tomorrow 14.7K Views
- Ty Dolla $ign To Drop "Or Nah" Remix With The Weeknd Very Soon 10.5K 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 7.1K Views
- Drake Announces “Would You Like a Tour?” European Dates w/ The Weeknd 7.4K Views