The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye, in Scarborough, Ontario, on February 16, 1990) is an is a Canadian recording artist and record producer. He says he adopted the stage name, “The Weeknd,” after dropping out of high school and “left one weekend and never came home.” Abel anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube in 2010 and then in 2011 he released three nine-track mixtapes: “House of Balloons,” “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence,” which were critically acclaimed. MTV’s John Norris has called him the “songbird of his generation” and the “best musical talent since Michael Jackson”. In December 2014, he released “Earned It”, the song was released as a single from the 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey.
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The Weeknd is best known for being a recording artist.
The Weeknd dated model Bella Hadid from April 2015 to November 2016. He moved on to Selena Gomez in Jan. 2017, with their relationship first confirmed after they were photographed kissing on a date night in Santa Monica.