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Trilogy, The Weeknd

The Weeknd

December 24th, 2014

Birth Name:
Abel Tesfaye

Born:
The Weeknd

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'10s






The Weeknd

Biography

Allegedly “shrouded in mystery” despite a social media presence (with accompanying photos) on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Soundcloud, and YouTube, as well as major support from fellow Torontonian Drake, alternative R&B act the Weeknd — a solo outlet for vocalist Abel Tesfaye — surfaced in March 2011 with House of Balloons. A nine-track, 50-minute mixtape made available for free download on the Weeknd website, House of Balloons was based in morose ballads filled with drug references and sexual longing. Sonically, there were clear traces of radio-friendly contemporary R&B à la Trey Songz, Jeremih, the-Dream, and Drake, while also appealing to listeners who favored left-of-center, production-over-songcraft exponents like Spacek and Sa-Ra. The mixtape, made by Tesfaye in collaboration with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo, among others, garnered widespread coverage — most of which was gushingly positive — within days of its March 21 release. A second mixtape, Thursday (August 19), preceded several appearances on Drake's album Take Care. Echoes of Silence (December 21), the third Weeknd mixtape, followed just before the end of the year. The following June, "Crew Love," off Take Care, reached the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. A few months later, he was featured on another charting single, Wiz Khalifa's "Remember You."

Top Albums

Trilogy, The Weeknd
1. Trilogy
Kiss Land, The Weeknd
2. Kiss Land
Kiss Land, The Weeknd
3. Kiss Land
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From the "Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack] - Single, The Weeknd
4. Earned It (F..
Often (Marcus Damon Remix) [feat. The Weeknd] - Single, Marcus Damon
5. Often (Marcu..
Often - Single, The Weeknd
6. Often - Sing..
Often - Single, The Weeknd
7. Often - Sing..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [Fr..Earned It (Fifty Shades of ..4:12$1.29
2.
Love Me HarderMy Everything (Deluxe)3:56$1.29
3.
OftenOften - Single4:09$1.29
4.
Wicked GamesTrilogy5:25$1.29
5.
OftenOften - Single4:09$1.29
6.
High for ThisTrilogy4:07$1.29
7.
MorningTrilogy5:15$1.29
8.
Love Me HarderMy Everything3:56$1.29
9.
Zone (feat. Drake)Trilogy6:58$1.29
10.
What You NeedTrilogy3:16$1.29
11.
Twenty EightTrilogy4:18$1.29
12.
Live For (feat. Drake)Kiss Land3:44$1.29
13.
NextTrilogy6:00$1.29
14.
D.D.Trilogy4:35$1.29
15.
Party & the After PartyTrilogy7:39$1.29
16.
Devil May CryHunger Games: Catching Fire..5:23$1.29
17.
Rolling StoneTrilogy3:50$1.29
18.
Birds, Pt. 1Trilogy3:34$1.29
19.
Kiss LandKiss Land7:35$1.29
20.
Loft MusicTrilogy6:04$1.29
21.
GoneTrilogy8:07$1.29
22.
House of Balloons / Glass Table Girl..Trilogy6:47$1.29
23.
PrettyKiss Land6:15$1.29
24.
Same Old Song (feat. Juicy J)Trilogy5:12$1.29
25.
ValerieTrilogy4:46$1.29

Top Music Videos

Love Me Harder, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd
1. Love Me Harder
King of the Fall, The Weeknd
2. King of the Fa..
One of Those Nights (feat. The Weeknd), Juicy J
3. One of Those N..
The Zone (Closed-Captioned), The Weeknd
4. The Zone (Clos..
Often, The Weeknd
5. Often
Wicked Games, The Weeknd
6. Wicked Games
Twenty Eight, The Weeknd
7. Twenty Eight
Live For (feat. Drake), The Weeknd
8. Live For (feat..
Pretty, The Weeknd
9. Pretty
Gifted (feat. The Weeknd), French Montana
10. Gifted (feat. ..
Belong to the World, The Weeknd
11. Belong to the ..


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