Abel Tesfaye ( The Weeknd )

The Weekend

Abel Tesfaye born February 16, 1990, He is of Ethiopian descent; his parents migrated from Ethiopia in the 1980s. Tesfaye attended Samuel Hearne Middle School, and later Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute. He grew up listening to a variety of music genres, including soul, quiet storm, hip hop, funk, indie rock, and post-punk. Since Tesfaye’s father was never around when he was growing up, and his mother was constantly working, his grandmother took care of him most of his young life. Because of this, Tesfaye speaks fluent Amharic; it was the first language he learned.
Tesfaye says he adopted the stage name The Weeknd after dropping out of high school at the age of 17 and, along with a fellow crew-member, “left one weekend and never came home”. The spelling was modified to avoid trademark issues with a Canadian band already named The Weekend.
known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced “weekend”), is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. In late 2010, 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.The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO. In 2013, he 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 theBillboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.