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The Weeknd

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 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. Both songs topped the Hot 100. The album was issued that August and debuted at the same position. Through the end of 2015 and into 2016, he was featured on Disclosure's "In the Night," Kanye West's "FML," Future's "Low Life," and Beyoncé's "6 Inch," among other tracks. "Starboy," a collaboration with Daft Punk, was released in September 2016 as the lead single from Tesfaye's album of the same title. It became the singer's fifth Top Ten pop single prior to the November arrival of Starboy, which landed on top of the Billboard 200. The album's success was sustained with the second single, its other Daft Punk production, "I Feel It Coming." ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
The Weeknd

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    10 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    6 songs

    Top Hip-Hop

    Top Hip-Hop
    3 songs

    Hip-Hop Party

    Hip-Hop Party
    3 songs

    Fresh 40

    1 song

    Office Friendly Jams

    5 songs

    Reggaeton Urbano

    2 songs

    Lite Hits

    4 songs

    Pop Remixes

    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    2 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song


    1 song

    R&B Smooth Jams

    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    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.   Starboy
  5.   The Hills
  6.   I Feel It Coming
  7.   Wicked Games
  8.   In the Night
  9.   High for This
  10.   The Morning
  11.   Party Monster
  12.   Often
  13.   What You Need
  14.   D.D.
  15.   Same Old Song
  16.   Tell Your Friends
  17.   The Birds Part 1
  18.   The Zone
  19.   Acquainted
  20.   False Alarm
  21.   Real Life
  22.   Coming Down
  23.   Live For
  24.   Dark Times
  25.   Wanderlust
  26.   Reminder by Young Thug
  27.   Where You Belong
  28.   Pretty
  29.   Prisoner
  30.   The Party and the After Party
  31.   Reminder
  32.   True Colors
  33.   Six Feet Under
  34.   Sidewalks by Kendrick Lamar
  35.   Rockin'
  36.   Shameless
  37.   Devil May Cry
  38.   Kiss Land
  39.   Belong to the World
  40.   Thursday
  41.   Die for You
  42.   Secrets
  43.   Ordinary Life
  44.   Angel
  45.   All I Know
  46.   Attention
  47.   A Lonely Night
  48.   Nothing Without You
  49.   Losers
  50.   Loft Music
  51.   Stargirl (Interlude)
  52.   House of Balloons - Glass Table Girls
  53.   Twenty Eight
  54.   The Fall
  55.   Gone
  56.   Next
  57.   The Town
  58.   Tears in the Rain
  59.   As You Are
  60.   Rolling Stone
  61.   Professional
  62.   Love in the Sky
  63.   The Knowing
  64.   The Birds Part 2
  65.   Love to Lay
  66.   Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)
  67.   XO/The Host
  68.   Outside
  69.   Life Of The Party
  70.   Adaptation
  71.   Echoes of Silence
  72.   Montreal
  73.   Initiation
  74.   Valerie
  75.   Lonely Star
  76.   Heaven Or Las Vegas

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