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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]
    7 songs

    Top Hip-Hop

    Top Hip-Hop
    4 songs

    Hip-Hop Party

    Hip-Hop Party
    4 songs

    Pop Remixes

    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    2 songs

    Fresh 40

    1 song

    LGBT Pride

    3 songs

    Office Friendly Jams

    5 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

    Reggaeton Urbano

    2 songs

    Lite Hits

    4 songs

    Pop Latino

    1 song


    1 song

    R&B Smooth Jams

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

    Top Dance

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

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

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