The Weeknd

The Weeknd (né Abel Tesfaye) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and music producer. He rose to fame in 2015 with the hit single, "Can't Feel My Face," from his album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The Weeknd has won four Grammy Awards. In 2016, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Earned It" from 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey.
The Weeknd
Full Name
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Toronto, Canada


Why did The Weeknd boycott the Grammys?

The Weeknd stated in 2021 that he would no longer allow his label to submit his music to the Grammys. The announcement came after his 2020 hit album, 'After Hours,' was left off the nominations list.

What are The Weeknd's most popular songs?

The Weeknd is best known for his hit singles, "Can't Feel My Face," "Starboy," "Blinding Lights" and "Save Your Tears." "Blinding Lights" broke a record for earning the most weeks as a top-five hit on the Billboard charts.

Where did The Weeknd get his name?

The Weeknd revealed in a 2013 Reddit AMA that he adopted his stage name because he thought it "sounded cool." He dropped the second "e" to avoid confusion with a Canadian band of the same name.

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