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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. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
The Weeknd

    Top Pop

    Top Pop
    3 songs

    Pop Mix

    Pop Mix
    3 songs

    Party Hits

    Party Hits
    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    Top Jams [Explicit]
    4 songs

    Top Hip-Hop

    4 songs

    Hip-Hop Party

    4 songs

    Teen Pop

    4 songs

    Top R&B

    5 songs

    Pop Remixes

    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    2 songs

    Top Jams [Clean]

    4 songs

    R&B Smooth Jams

    1 song


    1 song

    Lite Hits

    3 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs


    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Top Dance

    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.   Wicked Games
  6.   In the Night
  7.   High for This
  8.   The Morning
  9.   Often
  10.   D.D.
  11.   What You Need
  12.   Same Old Song
  13.   Tell Your Friends
  14.   The Birds Part 1
  15.   The Zone
  16.   Real Life
  17.   Wanderlust
  18.   Acquainted
  19.   Live For
  20.   Where You Belong
  21.   The Party and the After Party
  22.   Devil May Cry
  23.   Prisoner
  24.   Dark Times
  25.   Pretty
  26.   Coming Down
  27.   Thursday
  28.   Kiss Land
  29.   Belong to the World
  30.   The Hills
  31.   The Hills
  32.   Shameless
  33.   Angel
  34.   The Fall
  35.   Dark Times
  36.   The Town
  37.   As You Are
  38.   Losers
  39.   Gone
  40.   Next
  41.   XO/The Host
  42.   Twenty Eight
  43.   Loft Music
  44.   Outside
  45.   Montreal
  46.   House of Balloons - Glass Table Girls
  47.   Tears in the Rain
  48.   Echoes of Silence
  49.   Rolling Stone
  50.   The Knowing
  51.   Professional
  52.   Initiation
  53.   Love in the Sky
  54.   Valerie
  55.   Life Of The Party
  56.   Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)
  57.   The Birds Part 2
  58.   Adaptation
  59.   Heaven Or Las Vegas
  60.   Lonely Star
  61.   The Zone
  62.   The Zone
  63.   Odd Look

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