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The Weeknd

Allegedly "shrouded in mystery" despite a social media presence (with accompanying photos) on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, SoundCloud, and YouTube, as well as major support from fellow Torontonian Drake, alternative R&B act the Weeknd -- a solo outlet for vocalist Abel Tesfaye -- surfaced in March 2011 with House of Balloons. A nine-track, 50-minute mixtape made available for free download on the Weeknd website, House of Balloons was based in morose ballads filled with drug references and sexual longing. Sonically, there were clear traces of radio-friendly contemporary R&B à la Trey Songz, Jeremih, the-Dream, and Drake, while also appealing to listeners who favored left-of-center, production-over-songcraft exponents like Spacek and Sa-Ra. The mixtape, made by Tesfaye in collaboration with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo, among others, garnered widespread coverage -- most of which was gushingly positive -- within days of its March 21 release. A second mixtape, Thursday (August 19), preceded several appearances on Drake's album Take Care. Echoes of Silence (December 21), the third Weeknd mixtape, followed just before the end of the year. The following June, "Crew Love," off Take Care, reached the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. A few months later, he was featured on another charting single, Wiz Khalifa's "Remember You." After Tesfaye signed with Universal Republic, the three Weeknd mixtapes were remastered and bundled with three new songs for Trilogy, issued in November 2012. The set debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. The following April, Tesfaye won Juno Awards in the categories of Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Trilogy was certified platinum by the RIAA the next month. Kiss Land, much darker in tone than its title implied, followed in September 2013 and debuted at number two. Out of its several singles, only "Live For," featuring Drake, touched the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Tesfaye had much more success with a series of non-album singles that followed. "Often," released in 2014, was a Top Ten R&B/Hip-Hop hit. He was featured on Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder," which reached the Top Ten of the Hot 100 and went platinum in the U.S. "Earned It," featured in Fifty Shades of Grey, repeated the same feats. In 2015, Tesfaye issued "The Hills," a booming ballad, and "Can't Feel My Face," a disco-funk throwback, as the first two singles from Beauty Behind the Madness. The former cracked the Hot 100 Top 20, while the latter reached the chart's Top Ten. The album was issued that August and debuted at number one. As his singles continued to climb the charts, he made guest appearances on Kanye West's Life of Pablo and Beyoncé's Lemonade. Just a year after releasing Beauty, Tesfaye returned with a new album and a new look (having shorn his trademark hairdo). Starboy included the title track, which featured production by Daft Punk. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
The Weeknd

    Top Hip-Hop

    Top Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    Hip-Hop Party

    Hip-Hop Party
    4 songs

    New R&B First

    New R&B First
    3 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    3 songs

    Top Pop

    3 songs

    Pop Mix

    3 songs

    New Pop First

    2 songs

    Top R&B

    6 songs

    Teen Pop

    2 songs

    LGBT Pride

    3 songs

    Lite Hits

    5 songs

    Top Jams [Clean]

    4 songs

    Pop Remixes

    3 songs

    Dance Pop

    3 songs

    R&B Smooth Jams

    1 song

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Love Songs

    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song


    1 song

Albums by
The Weeknd

Top Songs by
The Weeknd

  1.   Song
  2.   Can't Feel My Face
  3.   Earned It
  4.   The Hills
  5.   Starboy by Daft Punk
  6.   Wicked Games
  7.   In the Night
  8.   High for This
  9.   The Morning
  10.   Often
  11.   I Feel It Coming by Daft Punk
  12.   D.D.
  13.   What You Need
  14.   Tell Your Friends
  15.   Same Old Song
  16.   The Birds Part 1
  17.   The Zone
  18.   Real Life
  19.   Party Monster
  20.   Coming Down
  21.   Acquainted
  22.   Live For
  23.   Wanderlust
  24.   Where You Belong
  25.   False Alarm
  26.   Pretty
  27.   Prisoner
  28.   The Party and the After Party
  29.   Dark Times
  30.   Shameless
  31.   Secrets
  32.   Devil May Cry
  33.   Kiss Land
  34.   Thursday
  35.   Belong to the World
  36.   Sidewalks by Kendrick Lamar
  37.   Reminder
  38.   Six Feet Under
  39.   True Colors
  40.   Die For You
  41.   Attention
  42.   Ordinary Life
  43.   Rockin'
  44.   A Lonely Night
  45.   All I Know by Future
  46.   Love To Lay
  47.   Nothing Without You
  48.   Stargirl Interlude by Lana Del Rey
  49.   The Hills by Nicki Minaj
  50.   Gone
  51.   Angel
  52.   Next
  53.   Losers
  54.   The Town
  55.   Loft Music
  56.   The Fall
  57.   Twenty Eight
  58.   As You Are
  59.   The Knowing
  60.   Valerie
  61.   Tears in the Rain
  62.   The Birds Part 2
  63.   Outside
  64.   Echoes of Silence
  65.   Montreal
  66.   Life Of The Party
  67.   XO/The Host
  68.   Rolling Stone
  69.   Lonely Star
  70.   Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)
  71.   House of Balloons - Glass Table Girls
  72.   Initiation
  73.   Love in the Sky
  74.   Adaptation
  75.   Professional
  76.   Heaven Or Las Vegas
  77.   The Zone
  78.   The Zone by Drake
  79.   Odd Look