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The Weeknd (Formed 2010)
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer/songwriter, known by his stage name 'The Weeknd'.
He is best known for his single, "Love Me Harder".
Formation: The Weeknd was born in Scarborough, Ontario, on February 16th 1990.
His father was absent during his life, and his mother was constantly working, so his grandmother brought him up.
Because of this, he learnt fluent Amharic, which was his first language.
He took the name 'The Weeknd' after he dropped out of school aged 17.
Music Career: The Weeknd uploaded numerous songs to his YouTube channel in late 2010, under the name 'The Weeknd'.
He released three 9-track mixtapes throughout 2011, including 'House Of Balloons', 'Thursday', and 'Echoes Of Silence', which were all critically acclaimed.
He released "House Of Balloons" on his website for free download on March 21st 2011.
He went on tour in July.
His second mixtape, 'Thursday', was released on August 18th 2011, and was also free from his website.
In 2012, he signed with Republic Records as well as creating a joint venture with his own label, 'Imprint Label'.
He released a compilation album in 2012, called 'Trilogy', which was released under his own label and Republic Records.
He began his US tour as well as performing at Coachella Festival.
He released his debut studio album in 2013, 'Kiss Land', which included the songs "Kiss Land" and "Live For".
In May 2013, 'Trilogy' was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In June 2014, he announced he would be headlining the 'King Of The Fall' tour, and ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko would be supporting.
He released his track 'King Of The Fall' on July 20th in order to support his upcoming tour.
"Love Me Harder" was released on September 30th 2014, featuring Ariana Grande.
It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard hot 100 Chart.
"Earned It" was released in December 2014 for the 2015 film 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'.
The 21 year old model apparently doesn't care about her ex The Weeknd dating Selena - at least according her mom Yolanda Hadid.
She and the Canadian singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, were in a relationship for more than a year before breaking up in 2016. When photos appeared back in January of him kissing Selena while on a date in L.A., she immediately unfollowed her on Instagram before posting a photo of herself flipping the bird.
That was ten months ago, though, and Bella is now reportedly over it – or at least she is according to her mom, Yolanda Hadid. The former ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star appeared on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, and the host asked whether Bella still “cares that The Weeknd is with Selena Gomez?”
The grime superstar will top the bill on Saturday night at Finsbury Park's Wireless Festival in July, with The Weeknd and Chance The Rapper also headlining.
He may have gone home empty-handed from the BRIT Awards last night, but Skepta’s profile is set to grow even further with the announcement that he is to headline the 2017 Wireless Festival in London this summer, alongside American heavyweights The Weekend and Chance the Rapper.
This year’s event is set to take place from July 7th-9th in North London’s Finsbury Park. Tickets are currently on sale for the 2017 edition of the festival, with further acts still to be announced.
Skepta will headline the 2017 Wireless Festival
It'll be the first time the Robots have performed live since the 2014 Grammys, and will surely fuel more speculation that Daft Punk are planning a 2017 world tour.
The robotic duo teamed up with the Canadian singer for his recently released album Starboy, performing with him on the title track as well as ‘I Feel It Coming’. On Tuesday (January 31st), the Recording Academy announced that they’ll be joining forces again to render those songs live at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12th, alongside other confirmed performers Adele, Bruno Mars and Metallica.
Daft Punk arriving at the 2014 Grammy Awards, the last time they performed live
Continue reading: Daft Punk To Perform Live At 2017 Grammy Awards With The Weeknd
Hadid and The Weeknd split late last year, after 18 months together.
Earlier this week, Gomez and The Weeknd were pictured kissing on a night out. Days later Hadid unfollowed Gomez on Instagram, a sign that the model isn't too happy about her ex’s blossoming romance.
Bella Hadid is not happy about Selena Gomez’s relationship with The Weeknd
Continue reading: Bella Hadid 'Bitter' About Selena Gomez's Relationship With The Weeknd
The singer says he used drugs heavily in the past while making music.
The Weeknd has opened up about his use of drugs to fuel his creativity in a new interview.
Speaking to The Guardian, the singer admitted that his drug use in the past had been “heavy” and that he had used them as a crutch while making music.
The Weeknd has admitted he used drugs as a "crutch"
Continue reading: The Weeknd: "Drugs Were A Crutch"
The Canadian R&B singer dropped his third album 'Starboy' on Friday, and reportedly broke Spotify's single-day streaming record.
Following the release of his hotly-anticipated new album Starboy this week, Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams by a single artist in one day, the streaming company has announced.
Spotify has not specified exactly what number of streams the R&B singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, achieved, but by Saturday he had definitely unseated his fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, whose music was streamed more than 36 million times on November 13th, 2015 – just after he had released his latest album Purpose.
The Weeknd has broken the record for most Spotify streams in a single day following the release of 'Starboy'
The 25 year old R&B superstar and his 20 year old model girlfriend have split up after just over 18 months together.
People magazine confirmed on Thursday (November 10th) that the 25 year old Grammy-winning singer and 20 year old Bella have gone their separate ways, with sources claiming that they were simply too busy to realistically maintain a relationship.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid earlier in 2016
Continue reading: The Weeknd Splits From Bella Hadid
The two were due to perform 'Might Not' on Kimmel's show on Wednesday evening, but cancelled because Trump was also a guest.
The musicians had been due to perform ‘Might Not’ on Wednesday night’s show (May 25th), but they pulled out soon before it was due to tape, with Belly saying that he didn’t want to be seen to endorse Trump’s controversial rhetoric in any way.
The Weeknd with Bella Hadid in May
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
Chloe Dobinson recaps her favourite albums of 2015
10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late
Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers. Highlights of the album include opening track Legend -which features a long instrumental introduction with background vocals giving a harmonic feel to the track. Track Energy sees keys help make the track come alive with the Canadian rapper pushing himself as an artist and pushing the boundaries in the rap industry.
9. The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth
Released in September The Libertines marked a return to the music scene following their 2004 self-titled album. A decade on the band proves their songwriting skills never went away with tracks such Gunga Din a racous, fun indie track making fans of The Libertines feels as if they never went away. Athems for Doomed Youth is a softer album from a band who is constanlty in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Heart of the Matter is a highlight of the album catchy, light and will become a firm favorite when the band play summer festival next year.
Continue reading: Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015
Date of birth
16th February, 1990
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