Above: The Weeknd – In The Night (Live From The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show).
Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye (born on February 16, 1990) is known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced “the weekend”). Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. In late 2010, Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd”. He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed.
In 2013, Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye (The Weeknd) released his debut studio album Kiss Land, which was supported by the singles “Kiss Land” and “Live For”. His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200, included the top-five single “Earned It” and produced the number-one singles “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this. The Weeknd has won two Grammy Awards.