The Canadian ‘rhythm and blues’ singer and songwriter, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is really popular for his explicit songs related to drugs and sex. And one of these is The Weeknd. It is an autobiographical song. The singer was born in Toronto, Ontario in Canada on 16th February 1990. Most of his songs are based on autobiographies.
And even for his soaring falsetto, mainly of its singular tremolo. The singer has got a lot of awards and honors like Grammy Award 2016 and Grammy Award 2028. Some of his notable works are ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ ‘Starboy,’ and ‘Beauty Behind the Madness.’
His mother and grandmother were earlier living in Ethiopia, but in the 1980s, they moved to Canada. The very first language he learned was Amharic. He stopped going to school and left his home while he was in his eleventh grade. And after this, he solely devoted himself to unbridled partying and nothing else.
But finally, Tesfaye realized the necessity of a job and landed on a job at American Apparel. Meanwhile, he even started writing songs about casual sex, the use of drugs, and alienation. Then he met the musician and producer, Jeremy Rose, and ultimately they started working together. They created a lot of popular songs together, such as ‘The Morning’ and ‘What you need.’
The songs credited to The Weeknd were first posted on YouTube in 2010, and then it went popular after they got posted on the blog of Drake, a famous Canadian rapper. After that, he achieved a lot of success. And after two years, in 2012, he collaborated with Republic Records and gave a lot of hits. Recently in 2019, The Weeknd debuted in his feature film Uncut Gems. And he is expected to give more hits in the future.