Slacker Logo
Tuning

Artist

The Weeknd

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement
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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
The Weeknd

    Top R&B

    Top R&B
    9 songs

    Top Hip-Hop

    Top Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    Hip-Hop Party

    Hip-Hop Party
    4 songs

    Top Jams [Clean]

    Top Jams [Clean]
    4 songs

    Pop Remixes

    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    3 songs

    Fresh 40

    1 song

    New Pop First

    1 song

    LGBT Pride

    3 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

    Reggaeton Urbano

    2 songs

    Lite Hits

    4 songs

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Pop Latino

    1 song

    Electronica

    1 song

    R&B Smooth Jams

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Neo-Soul

    1 song

Albums by
The Weeknd

Top Songs by
The Weeknd

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

Artists Related to The Weeknd

Drake