The Weeknd

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Given the days of the week he'll most likely exist on Saturday and Sunday but not other dates.

Abel McDonalds Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd (born February 16, 1990), is probably one of the better singers in this history of the world. He is born in Canada and is of Ethiopian origin. He is also known as the "Canadian Michael Jackson". However, he's allegedly known to be a toxic lover. Tesfaye is known for his very weird hairstyle back in his early beginnings but he has since then tried too hard to look like Prince. He also apparently cited R. Kelly as an inspiration for some reason.

The Weeknd is also known to exist only on Saturday and Sunday, due to his stage name. After these days he wouldn't exist.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Abel Tesfaye was born to Adam and Eve Tesfaye on February 16, 1990 in Ontario. At age five, he survived a murder attempt by his brother, Cain, who was jealous because their grandfather favored Abel over Cain. Abel grew to be an influential artist and musician, while Cain just sat there and did something useless, made a nation or I don't know.

He was mostly homeless for his entire childhood and never saw his biological parents. The only family member he had saw was his grandmother. Tesfaye often used drugs and illegal substances in order to create his unique voice, which sounded similar to Michael Jackson, his biggest inspiration.

Career[edit | edit source]

2009-2011: Beginnings[edit | edit source]

In August 2009, Tesfaye began releasing music on YouTube under the name "xoxxxoooxo". People didn't know who he really is, but it was not produced by him. The songs gained attention from various media sites and he was gaining popularity. At the time he was working at American Apparel and got away with his coworkers listening to music without knowing it was him. He produced a trilogy of 3 mixtapes: Saturday, House Of Balloons and Echoes of Silence. The trilogy received mostly positive reviews. Critics thought that Michael Jackson had been brought back to life, but that's obviously not true.

2012-2014: Trilogy and Love Island[edit | edit source]

Between the years of 2012 and 2014 he became a popular local act in Ontario, performing in universities. After getting his passport, he managed to perform in Coachella as an underground act, despite being featured in a Drake song. Most of the performances were mostly good. However, not only did he manage to tour in North America but in Europe. On November 13, 2012, he released Trilogy which is literally his first 3 mixtapes but rerecorded. Then, Tesfaye decided to weaponize his hair, similar to Ariana Grande with her ponytail. He also opened for Justin Timberlake, whose music style was radically different from The Weeknd's.

2015-2017: Beauty Behind The Madness and Starboy[edit | edit source]

The Weeknd would break out in 2015 with the song "The Hills" from his second album Beauty Behind The Madness. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first ever number one hit. Other songs included "Rarely" and "Can't Feel Anything", the latter becoming another number 1 hit for him. Beauty Behind The Madness was released in 2015 and it propelled him to the mainstream. He is still popular to this day and will have a long-lasting career, unlike everyone else. Other than that he got featured in a lot of songs.

In 2016, it was announced that Starboy will be released in November. Hits from the album included the title track, "I Feel It Coming" which also featured Daft Punk, "Party Monster" and "Die For You", the latter which actually didn't become a hit until 2022. It even got a remix featuring Ariana Grande the following year in 2023. In this era he decided to become a wannabe Prince tribute act after Prince died that year by changing his hairstyle. That would become his standard, default hairstyle for the other eras to come in the 2020s.

2018-2020: My Dear Melancholy and After Hours[edit | edit source]

After My Dear Melancholy was leaked, it was instantly released on March 30, 2018. However, instead of it being an actual studio album, it was an EP.

The Idol[edit | edit source]

In 2023, The Weeknd, using his real name decided to create a show with the creator of Euphoria, Sam Levinson. He mentioned that it would basically be Euphoria but it's music themed. The show is about a pop idol named Jocelyn, (played by Lily-Rose Depp) being seduced by The Weeknd through his songs. However, unlike Euphoria, it sucked really bad which basically proves that The Weeknd is someone you shouldn't leave your girlfriend alone with. Also, most critics say that The Idol is basically Euphoria but with softcore pornography. It sucked so bad that instead of getting 6 episodes, it only got one season.

Artistry[edit | edit source]

The Weeknd's songs have been considered to be reject Michael Jackson songs. This can be evidenced in his albums After Hours and 103.5 Dawn FM.

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • Love Island (2013)
  • Beauty Behind The Madness (2015)
  • Starboy (2016)
  • After Hours (2020)
  • 103.5 Dawn FM (2022)

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Coldplay wrote a song about him called "Hymn for The Weeknd". Also, the last two days in a week, Saturday and Sunday, are called after him for his legacy and his great work. Although, he sucks at acting.

See also[edit | edit source]