Tesfaye states he began smoking marijuana at age 11, and later moved on to harder drugs. [53][54] He had also gained a nomination for the Sound of 2013 poll award by the BBC a week later. I'm sure he's a great guy. The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show They made a red carpet appearance as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Awards. He also performed the song at the 88th Academy Awards, where it was nominated for Best Original Song. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone's admiration. Rose let Tesfaye keep the tracks he had produced under the condition that he would ultimately be credited for them. [68] Days later, he released "Earned It", a single from Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). ", "Is The Weeknd Dropping A New Album This Week? [17] AllMusic's Andy Kellman categorizes him as an "alternative R&B act". [49] It also officially credited Rose as a producer and writer on the three songs from House of Balloons for which he did not initially receive credit. The Weeknd said he was "humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.” ... Hal Holbrook, acclaimed actor best known for his portrayal of Mark Twain, dead at 95. [210], Tesfaye's hairstyle has been claimed to be partly inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and has been described as his most recognizable trait. Grammy Award-winning, Diamond-certified artist The Weeknd has released his second new track this week titled "Blinding Lights," following the release of "Heartless" on Wednesday. [235][226] In May 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd, the ongoing protests in reaction, and racial violence in the United States, Tesfaye donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp, and the National Bail Out; he also posted on his official Instagram account to spread awareness. ", "The Weeknd teases new song release | IOL Entertainment", "Has Someone Accidentally Leaked News of the Weeknd's New Album?". "[157], Tesfaye's songs are "built around a fogged, crepuscular production",[158] and feature slow tempos,[159] rumbling bass, and forlorn echoes. The single later went on to top the chart, marking Tesfaye's first number-one single. 1 on the Billboard 200, Hot 100 & Artist 100", "American Dad!' [109] He became the first feature utilized by Lana Del Rey, appearing on "Lust for Life", the title track and second single from her fifth studio album. [239], Tesfaye has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, nine Juno Awards,[240] and has been nominated for one Academy Award. [47] In June, the Balloons Trilogy was revealed to have been downloaded over 8 million times, which allowed Tesfaye to initiate formal commercial release of the projects later that year. His f… Rose produced three songs – "What You Need", "Loft Music", and "The Morning" – and others that Tesfaye had rapped on, which were ultimately scrapped. It was launched in early November, with the final collection made available to coincide with the release of his album Starboy. Tesfaye was inspired to support the center after learning of his friend French Montana's work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of Uganda. [39][40], Following this release, the three mixtapes were collectively known as the Balloons Trilogy,[41] and saw Tesfaye receiving offers from various record labels.[which? [130] The single "Heartless" went on to debut at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and later became his fourth number one single on the chart, the following week. [185] In May 2017, Tesfaye had a limited edition pop up sale for the "Starboy 2017 Limited Capsule Collection". The Super Bowl gets rolling this Sunday and The Weeknd says things won’t go above a PG rating. [181] With this partnership, Tesfaye also released three capsule collections named PUMA X XO including T-shirts, caps, sweatpants, bomber jackets and a pair of shoes called the Parallels.[182][183]. [9] The Weeknd's third album Starboy (2016) was a similar commercial success and included the number-one single of the same name, and also won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. The Weeknd is also adding more stops in Brooklyn and Manhattan to his world tour. However the February 2021 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. The Weeknd released a new version of his song "Blinding Lights" with Rosalía in December. The Weeknd is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax, “The Weeknd dead 2021” : Singer killed by internet death hoax. [14][21], Tesfaye met Jeremy Rose in 2010, a producer who had an idea for a dark R&B musical project. Smith, Clover, and McCulloh sought $150,000 from Tesfaye and Ahmed Balshe in lieu of copyright infringement. He released a 12-minute short film, titled M A N I A, on November 23. On Saturday (January 30) the singer's reps officially confirmed that The Weeknd is not dead. [17] Tesfaye often sings in a falsetto register,[160] exhibiting an enticing tone. [113][114][115] On March 29, 2018, a billboard appeared in London, England promoting a possible album titled My Dear Melancholy,[116] and on the same day the project was officially announced. [173] They featured the visual identity of the new album with Oxcy – the album's mascot – printed on one side. [220] In September 2018, Tesfaye and Daft Punk were sued for allegedly stealing the rhythm from a self-described poet, singer and songwriter named Yasminah. His vocal range reaches its extreme low at the bass F (F2), and its peak high at the tenor G♯ (G♯5), with a natural tessitura within the upper fourth octave. [161] Tesfaye possesses a wide light-lyric tenor vocal range, which spans over three octaves. [176] PAX also acted as an official sponsor for the tour, presenting special backstage VIP activations for fans who bought packages that included the e-cigarette. [105] Tesfaye returned to Saturday Night Live on October 10, performing "Starboy" and "False Alarm". [103] He released the album's title track, which features Daft Punk on September 21. Their boyfriends are 25. Drake] [Clean]: The Weeknd: MP3 Downloads", "Keith Urban Edges The Weeknd for No. In November 2019, Tesfaye attempted to get the song-theft lawsuit dismissed which was denied by Judge Percy Anderson. His debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in 2013. [99][100], On August 24, in preparation for his third studio album, Republic Records executive vice-president Wendy Goldstein confirmed Tesfaye began collaborations with French electronic music duo Daft Punk. 3", "Alone on the podium: The Weeknd becomes first artist to take over Billboard R&B chart", "Apple's new musical faces - Drake and The Weeknd", "Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs, feature The Weeknd & playlists", "The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind the Madness' Debuts at No. [12] He holds several chart records, being the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It", and "The Hills". [16], Tesfaye took to his Twitter to mention that his extended play, Noise, were "a bunch of songs leaked by salty producers and found AFTER HOB dropped." The song, which marked his second contribution to a film, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. [101] On the same day, Tesfaye also announced a collaboration with Norwegian record producer Cashmere Cat, titled "Wild Love". 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[47], In September 2012, Tesfaye signed with Republic Records in a joint venture with his own imprint XO. After a year of hit … Is The Weeknd secretly gay and hiding in the closet? 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week of 2020", "nothing compares, missed you, final lullaby...", "The Weeknd on Being the First Artist to Top These 5 Charts at Once: 'It Feels Like a Huge Blessing' (Exclusive)", "The Weeknd also repeats at No. [233][234][226] In August 2016, Tesfaye donated $250,000 to Black Lives Matter. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Canadian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of The Weeknd's stature would be major news across networks. The song received platinum certification and went to number one in the United States, as well as in various other countries. We hear the “Blinding Lights” crooner plunked down $100,000 to … "[225] In August 2016 he continued donations to the University in the creation of a new Ethiopic Studies program. 9", "The Weeknd Tops Hot 100 With 'Can't Feel My Face,' One Direction Debuts at No. 255 were here. [79] During the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Apple debuted a two-part promotional commercial featuring Tesfaye, which had a guest appearance from John Travolta. [36] Over the summer of 2011, Tesfaye contributed to four songs on Drake's Take Care, both as a writer and a featured artist. The Weeknd's first stop is the AdventHealth Carrollwood medical facility in Tampa -- not far from Raymond James Stadium, where SB 55 will be … [136] The record debuted atop the US Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were in pure sales. [128] News outlets then began reporting that Tesfaye would follow up "Blinding Lights" with another single titled "Heartless". He was later featured on Lil Uzi Vert's debut album and Gucci Mane's eleventh studio album Mr. Davis. [190] In August 2018, XO released a collection of apparel in collaboration with A Bathing Ape. Noted for his falsetto and eccentric music style, Tesfaye is recognized for heavily influencing contemporary R&B and multiple artists. He was announced by Spotify as being among the top five most streamed artists in their first year partnering with Sony to provide the streaming service on the PlayStation 4. The campaign would feature new collaborative pieces developed with the singer's brand, and was released on March 2, 2017. I don't even know where he lived — I'd see him for, like, a night. [98] It marked the second collaboration between the pair, with West providing production and writing on "Tell Your Friends" from Beauty Behind the Madness. Abel is alive and kicking and is currently 30 years old. [177][178] PAX Labs chief marketing officer Richard Mumby stated "Music and fashion have always been a natural fit for Pax...This was the perfect opportunity to bring together the Weeknd's style with our technology. We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the Grammy stage the weekend before. [81][82] It reached the top 10 in over ten countries, as well as reaching number one in Canada, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. [25] House of Balloons was met with critical acclaim. Tesfaye appeared on "6 Inch", the fifth song on Beyoncé's Lemonade. [18] In an interview, he detailed that he began growing it out in 2011, and remarked at the easiness in maintaining it, with "a hard shampoo every once in a while". [46] Covering "Dirty Diana" at his performance in London, he received positive responses from both Katy Perry and Florence Welch, who noted the singer's ability to successfully undertake a complex song. [17], His emotional, plaintive lyrics often express feelings of hurt and deal with subject matter such as sex,[158] drugs, and partying. [149] Tesfaye took to his social media to criticize the Recording Academy, claiming corruption. [117] On March 30, 2018, the extended play My Dear Melancholy, was released. [12] He was awarded the Allan Slaight Award by Canada's Walk of Fame for "making a positive impact in the fields of music, film, literature, visual or performing arts, sports, innovation or philanthropy". [180] The collections were available in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami Beach, Houston, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. [179] He also hosted several pop-up retail stores for the "Starboy: Limited Capsule" collection,[180] which were available across North America, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. 🤩", "Screenshots of Instagram Story on November 26, 2019", "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss The Weeknd's Top 40 Debut For 'Heartless, "The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' Hits No. [158] According to writer Hermione Hoby, it is meant as an emoticon for "a kiss and a hug",[158] while VH1's Zara Golden's stated that it is a reference to his recreational use of ecstasy and oxycodone. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax. [152], In January 2021, Tesfaye responded by saying that his previous Grammy awards are of no value to him anymore. [58][59] Upon release, Kiss Land debuted at number two on the U.S. [147] Tesfaye will headline the Super Bowl LV halftime show in February 2021.[148]. [8], In 2012, the Weeknd signed with Republic Records, and re-released the mixtapes in the compilation album Trilogy (2012). [174] The e-cigarette featured the "xo" branding on the front, as well as having the ability to play "The Hills" when turned on. With the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills", Beauty Behind the Madness won Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards. [19] While living with his grandmother Tesfaye learned Amharic, which he also spoke with his mother,[20] and attended Ethiopian Orthodox church services. [188] A week later, he attended New York Comic-Con and it was revealed that a Starboy comic book would be released on June 13, 2018,[189] with the title character being a superhero modelled after himself. You can hear it as far back as my first mixtape that the '80s -- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins -- play such a huge role in my sound. 5 Things You Should Know", "5 '80s & '90s Artists Who May Have Inspired The Weeknd's New Haircut", "The Weeknd Reveals How He Got His Name... 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Tesfaye has credited his stage name as being inspired by his high school drop-out status, claiming "after [he] left one weekend and never came home", though producer Jeremy Rose claims the name was his idea. "[18], Tesfaye describes his teenage years as the film "Kids without the AIDS". The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show. The Weeknd discussed being shut out from the 2021 Grammy Awards in a new cover story interview with Billboard. [159] In concert, Tesfaye reappropriates his digitized productions with a suite-like arena rock aesthetic. On January 31, 2018, Top Dawg Entertainment revealed the full tracklist of the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack album[112] with Tesfaye featured on one of the tracks, "Pray for Me". On June 8, "Can't Feel My Face", a previously leaked track, was released as the album's third single, following its performance at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. [118] On June 6, 2018, the Weeknd announced his new Beats 1 radio show Memento Mori, which's first episode was released two days later. [61], Tesfaye appeared on the 20/20 Experience World Tour, joining headline act Justin Timberlake for six shows. [219] One of the producers of the song has alleged to have sent a DM to Tom Raybould, the composer of the film's score to tell him about the sample. During his youth, his mother would work several jobs to support the family, often as a nurse and caterer, while also attending night school. [162] Tesfaye often makes use of his head voice in order to build resonance to belt out strong high notes within the fifth octave. Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists. 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[27][28] The songs drew some attention online, and were later included in a blog post from Drake. [106] Directed by Grant Singer, it featured excerpts from the album, including snippets from "All I Know" featuring Future, "Sidewalks" featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Secrets" and "Die for You". [223][224], After being presented with a Bikila Award for Professional Excellence in 2014, Tesfaye donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to help them start a course on Ge'ez, the classic language of Ethiopia. He gained a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Starboy and ended up winning the award.[111]. [137] Shortly after the album release, on March 29, 2020, Tesfaye announced the release of three more previously unreleased songs: "Nothing Compares", "Missed You" and "Final Lullaby". [195] On September 9, 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $221 million joint venture with Hxouse for Black Canadian entrepreneurs. 3 High", "The Weeknd Sets 'After Hours' Release Date, Shares Dark Title Track: Listen", "The Weeknd Debuts New Song, Appears in Sketch on SNL", "Listen to the Weeknd's New Album After Hours", "The Weeknd's 'After Hours' Debuts at No. ", "The Weeknd & Demi Lovato Announced as 'SNL' Musical Guests", "Spotify and PlayStation Celebrate One Year Together and Hit More Than Five Billion Streams on PlayStation Music", "Spotify and PlayStation® Celebrate One Year Together and Hit More Than Five Billion Streams on PlayStation™Music | Music News", "The Weeknd Is Reportedly Working with Daft Punk", "It Sounds Like a Weeknd and Cashmere Cat Collab Is on the Way", "Hear the Weeknd's new track with Daft Punk, Starboy", "Listen to Daft Punk's new collaboration with The Weeknd, 'Starboy, "Watch The Weeknd's New Short Film Mania", "Future Releases New Album 'HNDRXX' Featuring The Weeknd and Rihanna: Listen", "Hear the Weeknd's Sultry 'Some Way' Collaboration With Nav", "Lana Del Rey Releases 'Lust For Life' Single with the Weeknd", "NewsAlert: Starboy winds best urban contemporary album for the Weeknd", "TDE Reveals Loaded Tracklist for 'Black Panther' Soundtrack", "Is The Weeknd Dropping a New Album on Friday? [228][229] In June 2017, Tesfaye donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical facility in Budondo, Uganda. Tesfaye accompanied Drake at his various shows, often performing as the opening act for shows scheduled at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, as well as appearing at the second annual OVO Fest in July. [62] This was three weeks prior to his contributions to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), contributing "Devil May Cry", as well as featuring on Sia's "Elastic Heart". [17] Tesfaye has viewed that, by singing vulgar, ignorant lyrics in an elegant, sexy way, he is paying homage to R. Kelly and Prince. This led to the two collaborating on an album. [124] On May 5, Tesfaye, SZA and Travis Scott released the music video for their Game of Thrones-inspired track. [60] It was later confirmed to have sold over 273,000 copies in the United States, as well as receiving generally positive reviews from music critics. [135] Subsequently, the album was released on March 20, 2020, containing the singles "Heartless", "Blinding Lights" and "In Your Eyes". This marks the second collaboration between Tesfaye and Lamar, after the song "Sidewalks" on the Starboy album. ][42], In April 2012, Tesfaye began his first tour of the United States, with a performance at the Coachella Festival. THE WEEKND DEAD!! UPDATE 05/02/2021 : This story seems to be false. The one of the renowned Canadian rising star, sing a song “Blinding Lights,” that was live telecast on 29 November 2019. 1 Debut on Billboard 200", "The Weeknd To Open For Justin Timberlake On '20/20 Experience' Tour", "Album Review: Various Artists – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack", "Elastic Heart (From "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Soundtrack) [feat. [107], In 2017, Tesfaye appeared on Future's sixth studio album,[108] as well as on the debut single from Nav, who was signed by XO in January. [48] The compilation album for the mixtapes entitled Trilogy, was released two months later, and consisted of several remastered versions of songs, as well as three additional ones. [203] By May 2018, Tesfaye and Hadid began dating again,[204] before splitting in August 2019. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Doja Cat's 'Say So' Enters Top 10", "The Weeknd's 'Heartless' Hits No. [166], Tesfaye has helped broaden R&B's musical palette to incorporate indie and electronic styles; his work has been categorized with the alternative R&B tag. J. D. Considine finds his singing's "tremulous quality" similar to Michael Jackson, but writes that he eschews Jackson's "strong basis in the blues" for a more Arabic-influenced melisma. [216], In January 2015, Tesfaye was arrested for punching a Las Vegas police officer. [181] Tesfaye has collaborated with artists and designers such as Kidult, Alexander Wang[186] and Futura[187] for small-lived and sometimes exclusive capsule collections. [167] Mistry writes that he "will be obsequiously praised as the future of R&B music—because [he] is a black singer, not because he's making quantifiable, canonical R&B". 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A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) But, as it turns out, the Weekend seems to be playing a character based on his latest studio album, After Hours. [206], Tesfaye often used drugs to help get over writer's block on earlier albums and also abused illegal substances such as "... Ketamine, cocaine, MDMA, mushrooms and cough syrup". [88] It was reported to be the most-streamed album throughout 2015, with over 60 million,[89] as well as being ranked on multiple lists concerned with detailing albums of the year. The tour was held across the United States in September and October, and saw Schoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko as supporting acts. But as the only peer-voted music award, we will continue to recognize and celebrate excellence in music while shining a light on the many amazing artists that make up our global community. 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