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