The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Canadian, Singer
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The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Noted for his falsetto and eccentric music style, Tesfaye is recognized for heavily influencing contemporary R&B and multiple artists. He began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. A year later, the Weeknd released the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, and quickly earned a following and critical recognition from several mainstream publications due to his dark style of R&B and the mystique surrounding his identity.

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Full name at birth
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
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Claim to fame
Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)
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Date of birth
16 February 1990
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer
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5' 6¼" (168 cm)
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192 lbs (87.1 kg)
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Residence
Hidden Hills, California, USA
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High school
West Hill Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Canada (dropped out)
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  • Total Management (London)
  • XO Management
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