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Starboy by The Weeknd

Artist Biography For The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye Popularly Known As The Weeknd born February 16 1990 In Toronto Ontario Canada Is A Canadian R&B/hip-Hop Musician Singer-Songwriter And Record Producer. He Chose His Stage Name In Tribute To When He Was 17 Years Old When Along With His Friend La Mar Taylor He Dropped Out Of High School Took His Mattress And "left One Weekend And Never Came Home". However His Estranged Former Producer Jeremy Rose Claims The Name Was His Idea. The Letter E Was Excluded To Avoid Trademark Problems With The Canadian Band The Weekend. The Weeknd Gained Widespread Critical Acclaim For His Three Mixtapes House Of Balloons Thursday And Echoes Of Silence Which He Later Compiled To Make A Remastered Three-Disc Album Titled Trilogy After Signing His Record Deal With Republic. In 2013 He Released Kiss Land Which Was Considered To Be His Debut Studio Album. In 2014 He Dropped “Often ” A Remix Of Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love ” And “King Of The Fall.” The Weeknd Released Two Songs In Collaboration With The Film Fifty Shades Of Grey With Earned It Becoming His Solo Breakout Hit. His Second Studio Album Became Highly-Anticipated With Riveting Singles Like The Hills And Can’t Feel My Face Leaving Fans Hungry For More. Beauty Behind The Madness Was Released On August 28 2015. His Third Studio Album Starboy Was Released On November 25 2016. The Daft Punk-Assisted Title Track Led The Project As Its First Official Single Released On Wednesday September 21 2016 Before Becoming His Third Number One Track In The United States As Also His Home Country Canada. The Effort Was A Commercial Success Topping The Billboard 200 Albums Chart With Over 348 000 Copies Sold In Its First Week All Eighteen Tracks Debuting On The Billboard Hot 100 Receiving A GRAMMY Award For The Best Urban Contemporary Album Category At The 60th Annual Ceremony Overall For The Second Time In His Music Career And Being Ranked As The Third Most Popular Album Of 2017 In The U.S. Next Came The My Dear Melancholy EP Released On March 30 2018 And Revolving Around His Breakups With Bella Hadid During Summer Of 2016 And Selena Gomez In October 2017. With The Lead Single Call Out My Name The Canadian Singer Earned The Largest First-Day Spotify Stream Count Of Any Song Released In 2018 At That Time And His Eighth Top 10 Entry On Hot 100. Tesfaye’s Fourth Studio Album and His First In Three Years After Hours Was Officially Released On March 20 2020 And Is Named After A 1985 Movie Directed By His Idol Martin Scorsese. It Was Primarily Supported By November 2019-Released Singles Heartless And Blinding Lights With The Pair Becoming His Fourth And Fifth #1 Singles In The US And The Latter His First #1 Single In The UK. The Title Track And In Your Eyes Were Also Released As Singles. Although Widely Expected To Receive Multiple Nominations For After Hours Tesfaye Failed To Receive Any Nominations For The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards 2021 . Tesfaye Took To His Social Media To Criticize The Recording Academy Claiming Corruption. Speculation Arose That The Announcement Of His Then-Upcoming Super Bowl Performance As Well As The Discrepancy Of Being Nominated As Pop Music Versus R&B Contributed To The Snubs. On February 5 2021 The Highlights Was Released As His Second Greatest Hits Album. Tesfaye Performed At The Super Bowl LV Halftime Show On February 7 2021 After Announcing He Would Perform In November 2020. He Reportedly Spent $7 Million On His Performance At The Show. Despite Having A Mixed Response The Show Resulted In A Surge In Streaming And Downloads For Tesfaye's After Hours Album As Well As For The Seven Other Songs He Performed. His Fifth Album Dawn FM Was Released On January 7 2022 Continuing The Writing And Production Work With Swedish Pop Svengalis Max Martin And Oscar Holter. The Album Was Preceded By The Single Take My Breath In August 2021 With Sacrifice Announced As The Second Single. Read More On Last.Fm. User-Contributed Text Is Available Under The Creative Commons By-SA License Additional Terms May Apply.

Frogtoon Music - Song Info: Starboy

“Starboy” Is The Weeknd’s Realization Of His Mega-Stardom. Transforming From Mysterious Canadian Act To Billboard Mainstay. Abel Has Come A Long Way But With Negative Consequences In His Journey To The Top He Has Developed Mixed Feelings Towards Fame. “Starboy” Potentially Marks A New Era For The Weeknd. On The Release Date Of The Song Abel Posted An Instagram Picture With The Caption “r.I.P ‘@abelxo ’” Marking The Turn Of His Character And Sound. The Song Features Production From French Electronic Duo Daft Punk Marking The First Collaboration Between The Weeknd And Daft Punk And The Latter’s First Single Since “Give Life Back To Music” Was Released In Early-2014. A Month Before Release Abel And Daft Punk Had Spent Time Together In The Studio And It Was Obviously So Fruitful He Decided To Make One Of Their Collaborations The Album’s Lead Single. “Starboy” Is The Title Track And Lead Single From The Weeknd’s Third Studio Album Released On November 25th 2016.

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