The Weeknd Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd February 2017

Fact: Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd are set to headline London's Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park between 7 and 9 July (17). Other performers on the bill include Nas, Rae Sremmurd, Sean Paul, Tyga, and Ty Dolla $ign.

11th January 2017

Fact: U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper and The Weeknd are set to headline the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Lorde, the xx, Travis Scott and Major Lazer are also due to perform. The event runs from 8 to 11 June (17).

28th December 2016

Quote: "To be recognised for the hard work my team and I put into Starboy is an honour. To be a part of this with Daft Punk is incredible and will be remembered forever." The Weeknd responds to landing his third Billboard Hot 100 number one in America. His track Starboy will become the first number one of 2017.

27th December 2016

Fact: The Weeknd will ring in 2017 with America's number one single after taking Starboy to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track also gives Grammy-winning French duo Daft Punk their first American number one. They collaborated on the hit with the Canadian star, who previously peaked with Can't Feel My Face and The Hills.

31st October 2016

Fact: The Weeknd will kick start his 2017 Starboy tour in Sweden the day after his 27th birthday. The first date on his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour will take place at The Globe in Stockholm on 17 February (17).

6th September 2016

Quote: "Unfortunately, a lot of great things have happened when I was f**ked up, and sometimes I ask myself whether any of it would have been possible if I was sober. People might look at it as a sad reality, but when I perform it, the people sing it with so much joy. That’s what really matters to me." The Weeknd admits he has been drunk and high when writing his biggest hits.

31st August 2016

Fact: The Weeknd has added his name to the Guinness World Records reference book after setting two chart-based feats over the past 21 months. His 2015 album, Beauty Behind The Madness, is officially the world's most streamed album on Spotify in one year, while he has also set the world record for the most consecutive weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 by a solo male artist thanks to hits like Can't Feel My Face and The Hills.

22nd January 2016

Fact: Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Little Big Town are set to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards on 15 February (16). Lamar leads the nominations with 11, closely followed by The Weeknd and Taylor Swift with seven. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

23rd November 2015

Fact: R&B star The Weeknd is the proud new owner of a one-of-a-kind 1984 tour jacket worn and decorated by Michael Jackson. The Can't Feel My Face singer was presented with the gift, which was signed by the King of Pop's brothers, The Jacksons, backstage during his two-night tour stop in Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center last week (ends20Nov15) by venue officials.

7th November 2015

Quote: "I actually asked her to be on the artwork for Beauty Behind the Madness. My motive was literally to work with her. It just kind of fell into my lap." The Weeknd on how he first started wooing his model girlfriend Bella Hadid.

22nd October 2015

Quote: "She was so drunk. I was drunk too. It was the worst experience of my life. Losing your virginity to an older woman sounds good, but it was kinda like, 'Oh s**t, it's done?'" Soulful star The Weeknd recalls his first sexual experience with an older woman.

21st October 2015

Quote: "I was everything an R&B singer wasn't - I wasn't in shape. I wasn't a pretty boy. I was awkward as f**k. I didn't like the way I looked in pictures. When I saw myself on a digital camera, I was like, 'Eesh'." The Weeknd accepts he's not a conventional R&B

19th October 2015

Fact: The Weeknd has landed a fifth week at the top of the U.S. singles chart with his hit The Hills. The track holds off Drake's Hotline Bling for a second week and Justin Bieber's former number one What Do You Mean? holds firm at three, while Fetty Wap's 679 and Stitches by Shawn Mendes round out the new Billboard Hot 100 top five.

13th October 2015

Fact: Rihanna, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are to perform during the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. The event is to be broadcast on U.S. TV on 8 December (15).

11th October 2015

Fact: Rapper Nicki Minaj surprised TV viewers over the weekend (10Oct15) by joining The Weeknd for a performance of their new collaboration on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live. The R&B star served as the night's musical guest and he introduced Minaj to the stage to debut the official remix to his new track The Hills. They also returned later on in the episode for a rendition of Can't Feel My Face.

5th October 2015

Fact: The Weeknd has scored a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. as his The Hills keeps Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean? from reclaiming the number one spot. The new chart is heavy with Canadians - five of the top 10 hits are from Bieber and The Weeknd's fellow countrymen. Drake jumps up a spot to make it an all-Canadian top three with Hotline Bling, while The Weeknd's former number one, Can't Feel My Face, falls to four and Shawn Mendes earns his first Hot 100 top 10 with Stitches at nine. Coincidentally, Bieber, The Weeknd, Drake and Mendes all hail from Ontario.

26th August 2015

Fact: Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS and The Weeknd are set to perform at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). The ceremony, hosted by Miley Cyrus, takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday night (30Aug15).

15th July 2015

Fact: The Weeknd has become the first artist to land the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart in the U.S. The singer's Can't Feel My Face, The Hills and Earned It are the countdown's new top three in descending order. Only Robin Thicke has come close the The Weeknd's feat when he landed two tracks - Blurred Lines and Give It 2 You - in the top three in 2013.

5th November 2013

Fact: R&B singer The Weeknd has been recruited as the opening act for six dates on Justin Timberlake's upcoming U.S. tour. The Canadian singer, who has just wrapped his own headlining tour, will kick off The 20/20 Experience tour on Wednesday (06Nov13) in Brooklyn, New York.

18th July 2013

Quote: "The thing about Drake is I told him what my decisions were going to be. And he was down with it from the beginning... I told him from day one what my decision was going to be. I wasn't going that route. I was going to go my own route. And he supported me." R&B star The Weeknd insists there is no rift with his frequent collaborator Drake after turning down an offer to sign to the rapper's OVO Sound label in favour of establishing his own imprint, Xo, with Universal Republic Records.

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