The best Weeknd songs reveal how that happened. Tesfaye threw his hat in the ring in , and his voice fit the track like a glove. The black-and-white music video lends narrative to the loneliness as well, with The Weeknd singing to the camera with a mostly barren background. The moments between night and morning seem to be a blur, marked by ambiguous lyrics and braggadocious references. The lifestyle may be out of our element but, for him, this is just another day. The song hit No. This Grammy-winning single took the radio by storm in The accompanying NSFW visual both matched the provocative film and intensely carnal nature of the song. The downtempo single lays bare a narrative in which Tesfaye intends to sleep with a girl, but is thinking of someone else. No one knows how to sing about reckless moments of youth like The Weeknd, and this bold track put everyone on high alert for more to come from the talented singer.
Running away from his family home in Canada one weekend, at 16 years of age, a young Abel Tesfaye would now forever consider the end of the week a reminder of his intricate past. His Starboy album topped the charts and in , broke the record for the most Spotify streams in a single day. Never before has our generation seen an artist whose sound seems to vibe with every occasion. The most sonically pleasing intro and something a little different from Abel on his My Dear Melancholy album. Ah, the release about the female pleasure state featuring Daft Punk, on the famous Starboy album. Name a better combo. Rumoured to be a soul tune about Miss Gomez but this is up for debate. It can most definitely be about you.
The Canadian began his career by uploading his music anonymously to YouTube, quickly gaining him both a loyal following and a air of mystique around his identity. Now one of the most-streamed artists in the world currently at 1. The Weeknd's biggest song in the UK is Starboy with 1.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye born February 16, , known professionally as The Weeknd , is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. In , The Weeknd signed with Republic Records , and re-released the mixtapes as part of the compilation album Trilogy His debut studio album, Kiss Land , was released in He followed the album with Beauty Behind the Madness , which was among the best-selling albums of