The best Weeknd songs reveal how that happened. Tesfaye threw his hat in the ring in , and his voice fit the track like a glove. The black-and-white music video lends narrative to the loneliness as well, with The Weeknd singing to the camera with a mostly barren background. The moments between night and morning seem to be a blur, marked by ambiguous lyrics and braggadocious references. The lifestyle may be out of our element but, for him, this is just another day. The song hit No. This Grammy-winning single took the radio by storm in The accompanying NSFW visual both matched the provocative film and intensely carnal nature of the song.
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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye born February 16, , known professionally as The Weeknd , is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. In , The Weeknd signed with Republic Records , and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy His debut studio album, Kiss Land , was released in He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness , which was among the best-selling albums of His fourth album, After Hours , featured the number-one singles " Heartless " and " Blinding Lights ". One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, The Weeknd was awarded the Allan Slaight Award by Canada's Walk of Fame for "making a positive impact in the fields of music, film, literature, visual or performing arts, sports, innovation or philanthropy". Tesfaye was raised by his grandmother and mother after his parents split up. I don't even know where he lived — I'd see him for, like, a night. I'm sure he's a great guy.
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Running away from his family home in Canada one weekend, at 16 years of age, a young Abel Tesfaye would now forever consider the end of the week a reminder of his intricate past. His Starboy album topped the charts and in , broke the record for the most Spotify streams in a single day. Never before has our generation seen an artist whose sound seems to vibe with every occasion. The most sonically pleasing intro and something a little different from Abel on his My Dear Melancholy album. Ah, the release about the female pleasure state featuring Daft Punk, on the famous Starboy album. Name a better combo. Rumoured to be a soul tune about Miss Gomez but this is up for debate.