[213], In January 2015, Tesfaye was arrested for punching a Las Vegas police officer. [18] He grew up listening to a variety of music genres, including soul, hip hop, funk, indie rock, and post-punk. He appeared on the Virgil Abloh-directed music video for Lil Uzi Vert's "XO Tour Llif3" alongside XO signee Nav. Tesfaye has also begun his own XO branded merchandise, which was furthered by a collaboration with H&M to present its Spring 2017 campaign. 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Let’s delve deeper into how Abel’s intricate sound evolved through the years. The strong synth influence in hit single Blinding Lights leans more towards mainstream pop with its upbeat vibe, but Abel once again strikes with a swift soulful chorus, separating himself from conventional pop music. [144] He also debuted three live performances on Vevo in November 2020,[145] and performed at iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball alongside other artists on December 10, 2020. "[18], Tesfaye describes his teenage years as the film "Kids without the AIDS". From shaping contemporary R&B to overlooking his own XO label and fashion line, The Weeknd has become one of the biggest artists … Noted for his falsetto and eccentric music style, Tesfaye is recognized for heavily influencing contemporary R&B and multiple artists. However, while The Weeknd has traditionally taken an electronic-infused, pop-minded approach to the genre, THEY. Abel achieves the complicated task of merging nihilistic themes of drugs and despair with synth-pop, his music a shadow reminiscent of a party you shouldn’t be at. He gained a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Starboy and ended up winning the award.[110]. He creates a tragic, lost cinematic flair through songs such as Save Your Tears by putting the 80’s pop in the back seat with a strong, almost menacing R&B beat taking the lead. [229], In the context of media outlets reporting cases of police brutality, in 2016, he expressed disdain, tweeting "blue lives murder". [170] They featured the visual identity of the new album with Oxcy – the album's mascot – printed on one side. [118] Later in the year, on November 21, 2018, the compilation album The Weeknd in Japan was released and served as his first greatest hits album. [55], On May 16, 2013, Tesfaye premiered the title track to his debut studio album Kiss Land,[56] and announced the album's release date as September 10. [224], In December 2015, he worked with Ryan Seacrest's foundation to visit Children's Hospital in Atlanta. Tesfaye was inspired to support the center after learning of his friend French Montana's work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of Uganda. In The Weeknd’s concept album After Hours, he combines decades of music from ‘80s synth grooves to modern pop, jazz, and R&B. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Abel said Michael Jackson, “The King of Pop” was an early inspiration for his music along with R.Kelly, Prince and the Ethiopian music he grew up listening to. [104] Tesfaye returned to Saturday Night Live on October 10, performing "Starboy" and "False Alarm". [84] He announced his first large-scale tour across the United States, which began in November, and concluded in December. [14][15] He is the only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian immigrants to Canada in the late 1980s. 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[185] A week later, he attended New York Comic-Con and it was revealed that a Starboy comic book would be released on June 13, 2018,[186] with the title character being a superhero modelled after himself. [85][86] The album went double platinum in the US, and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. © 2020 Black Sands Media - All Rights Reserved. [16], Tesfaye took to his Twitter to mention that his extended play, Noise, were "a bunch of songs leaked by salty producers and found AFTER HOB dropped." On January 31, 2018, Top Dawg Entertainment revealed the full tracklist of the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack album[111] with Tesfaye featured on one of the tracks, "Pray for Me". On February 2, 2018, it was released as the soundtrack's third single. [232][223] In May 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd, the ongoing protests in reaction, and racial violence in the United States, Tesfaye donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp, and the National Bail Out; he also posted on his official Instagram account to spread awareness. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart", "The Weeknd spends third week at No. ", "Screenshots of Instagram Story on November 26, 2019", "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss The Weeknd's Top 40 Debut For 'Heartless, "The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Hits No. The Weeknd later elaborated that he had contacted the duo through mutual friends in the Canadian music scene, and that he was invited to a studio in Paris, France to work with Daft Punk. Complete discography, ratings, reviews and more. [203], Tesfaye often used drugs to help get over writer's block on earlier albums and also abused illegal substances such as "... Ketamine, cocaine, MDMA, mushrooms and cough syrup". On August 24, 2016 during a Billboard interview, Republic Records executive vice president Wendy Goldstein mentioned that the Weeknd had been collaborating with Daft Punk. [193], Tesfaye began dating model Bella Hadid in early 2015. He is the only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian migrants to Canada in the 1980's. [215], In December 2015, Tesfaye was sued by Cutting Edge Music, who alleged that the bass line for "The Hills" had been taken from a composition featured in the score for The Machine. production is one bursting at the seams with high-octane levels of energy, such as on the guitar-laden "Motley Crew" or the bass-heavy collaboration with … [135] The record debuted atop the US Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were in pure sales. By using sonic synth beats in combination with the dark thematic drug-related content, The Weeknd stretches the traditional barriers of genre-mixing by producing an album that perfectly captures the essence of shadows and somberity. [137] In the album's first charting week, Tesfaye became the first artist to lead the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts simultaneously. [124] On August 30, 2019, during the Telluride Film Festival, Tesfaye made his debut cinematic appearance in the film Uncut Gems. [98][99], On August 24, in preparation for his third studio album, Republic Records executive vice-president Wendy Goldstein confirmed Tesfaye began collaborations with French electronic music duo Daft Punk. [76] He headlined FVDED in the Park, a festival in Surrey, British Columbia. The Toronto R&B crooner gets a smooth-jazz remix from the master of the genre, Kenny G. News 2 months ago Lewis Capaldi, The Weeknd Lead UK’s Biggest Albums And Singles Of … Tesfaye accompanied Drake at his various shows, often performing as the opening act for shows scheduled at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, as well as appearing at the second annual OVO Fest in July. [129] The single "Heartless" went on to debut at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and later became his fourth number one single on the chart, the following week. [51][52] Trilogy was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and double-platinum by Music Canada in May 2013. in May 2016 due to Donald Trump being present. In 2014, Tesfaye remixed "Drunk in Love", a single by Beyoncé from her eponymous studio album. [159] Tesfaye often makes use of his head voice in order to build resonance to belt out strong high notes within the fifth octave. [233], On August 7, 2020, Tesfaye held an interactive virtual concert on TikTok, The Weeknd Experience, to raise funds for the Equal Justice Initiative. This marks the second collaboration between Tesfaye and Lamar, after the song "Sidewalks" on the Starboy album. 1 on Hot 100 'Again,' Selena Gomez Debuts at No. [153] Tesfaye has said: "I've always had an admiration for the era before I was born. Rose produced three songs – "What You Need", "Loft Music", and "The Morning" – and others that Tesfaye had rapped on, which were ultimately scrapped. [171] The e-cigarette featured the "xo" branding on the front, as well as having the ability to play "The Hills" when turned on. 1 song on the R&B side is The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” for a 15th straight week. [100] On the same day, Tesfaye also announced a collaboration with Norwegian record producer Cashmere Cat, titled "Wild Love". [82][83] The album was promoted by Tesfaye headlining various summer music festivals, including Lollapalooza, the Hard Summer Music Festival, and the Bumbershoot Festival. The character on his album cover features blood flowing down the front of his face while he maniacally laughs. Find The Weeknd bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Alias of alternative R&B enigma-turned-pop star… [208], In his leisure time, he enjoys watching television[209] and is an avid video game fan. [71] The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making it Tesfaye's first diamond-certified record.[72]. [38] This was credited[by whom?] [230][231][223] In August 2016, Tesfaye donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter. The Weeknd's music is really inspired by Ethiopia. [235], On November 2, 2020, the University of Toronto announced that after having worked with Tesfaye again, they were able to reach and surpass their goal of $500,000 Ethiopic program. 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The Weeknd, originally Abel Tesfaye, broke into the music scene with the 2011 mixtape House of Balloons. [126] The next day, footage of a music video being shot in Fremont Street, Las Vegas surfaced. [196] On November 11, 2016, it was reported that the couple had split, citing their conflicting schedules as the rationale for ending the relationship. Regarding The Weeknd’s shutout in the genre categories, a likely possibility is one that Variety nodded to in an article earlier this year: whether The Weeknd is … His fourth album, After Hours (2020), featured the number-one singles "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights". The tour was held across the United States in September and October, and saw Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko as supporting acts. A year later, the Weeknd released the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, and quickly … [152] He has attributed Jackson's music as key in spurring him to be a singer, referencing the lyrics to "Dirty Diana" as an example. [163], Tesfaye has helped broaden R&B's musical palette to incorporate indie and electronic styles; his work has been categorized with the alternative R&B tag. [62] This was three weeks prior to his contributions to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), contributing "Devil May Cry", as well as featuring on Sia's "Elastic Heart". The Weeknd gained widespread critical acclaim for his three mixtapes, House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which he later compiled to make a remastered, three-disc album titled Trilogy after signing his record deal with Republic. [78] During the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Apple debuted a two-part promotional commercial featuring Tesfaye, which had a guest appearance from John Travolta. He was raised in a multicultural neighbourhood in Scarborough. Through this, he creates a nostalgic journey of a slowly degenerating nightmare. After Tesfaye won the Centric Award at the 2015 BET Awards, he performed "Earned It" with Alicia Keys, as well as debuting the song "The Hills". They all went platinum in the United States. 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House of Balloons features a motley mixture of electronic and techno beats with R&B/soul music, creating a spectral tone unlike anything heard before. Beauty Behind the Madness was released on August 28, 2015, and debuted atop the Billboard 200, earning 412,000 album equivalent units in its first week. [150] In response to the controversy, the Academy chairman Harvey Mason Jr. issued a statement: We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. 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[140], On August 7, 2020, Tesfaye released the single "Smile" with late American rapper and singer Juice Wrld. [190], In April 2019, Tesfaye bought ownership in esports company OverActive Media Group, the owners of Splyce and Overwatch League team Toronto Defiant, and will serve as the company's global ambassador. The Weeknd felt the snub coming. [112][113][114] On March 29, 2018, a billboard appeared in London, England promoting a possible album titled My Dear Melancholy,[115] and on the same day the project was officially announced. [123] On May 5, Tesfaye, SZA and Travis Scott released the music video for their Game of Thrones-inspired track. [128] In promotion of the upcoming album, episode seven of the Weeknd's manager Cash's Memento Mori Beats 1 radio show was released on November 27, 2019. The Weeknd traverses genres in high-energy show. [227], In April 2020, Tesfaye relaunched his record label XO's popular line of non-medical cloth face masks in an effort to raise money for MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is a campaign launched by the Grammys to help musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. [225][226] In June 2017, Tesfaye donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical facility in Budondo, Uganda. [130] The second single "Blinding Lights" went on to debut at number 11 on Billboard Hot 100 the same week "Heartless" topped it, fell to number 52 in its second week, and then after a long climb reached number one on the chart on the issue dated April 4, 2020. They moved in together temporarily in September 2017,[198][199] but broke up a month later in October 2017. [210][211] Despite having worked in the Trump International Hotel and Tower (renamed by 2017) in Toronto,[212] Tesfaye and Belly cancelled an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! [31][32] The mixtape included production from Canadian producers Illangelo and Doc McKinney, and included the tracks produced by Rose, although, he did not receive production credits. ITS OUT EVERYWHERE LINK IN BIO. During the American leg of his Fall tour promoting Kiss Land, Tesfaye collaborated with condom-producing company ONE to give away limited-edition condoms at his shows. [53][54] He had also gained a nomination for the Sound of 2013 poll award by the BBC a week later. We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before. Tesfaye moved to the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. [216] One of the producers of the song has alleged to have sent a DM to Tom Raybould, the composer of the film's score to tell him about the sample. [17] Tesfaye has viewed that, by singing vulgar, ignorant lyrics in an elegant, sexy way, he is paying homage to R. Kelly and Prince. 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