Abel Tesfaye also known as The Weeknd was born in Scarborough, Ontario on February 16, 1990.  He dropped out of high school at the age 17 and left home with some of his friends.  The newly famous singer worked on his music at a young age on the street corners, online, and in nightclubs.  This was until he started gaining attention from the Rolling Stone, New York Times, and other big publications.  He dropped his first mix tape in 2011 titled “The House of Balloons.”   During the same year he dropped two more free mix tapes titled “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence.”  His first official debut to the world wasn’t until 2013 when he released “Kiss Land,” featuring sole guest Drake.  The album landed at number two on the Billboard 200. The Weeknd continued crashing the charts and rising to the tops with his music and later had two hits that landed on the soundtrack of the anticipated movie titled “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

In May 2015 The Weeknd began teasing the world by releasing new music that would be on his new album.  The three hit songs titled “Earned It,” “The Hills,” and “Can’t Feel My Face” became the signer’s biggest hits, holding the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.  This made him the first artist in history to hold the top three spots.  The singer’s new album titled “Beauty Behind the Madness” was released in August and became his fist number one album on the Billboard 200.