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The Weeknd

About The Weeknd

The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House Of Balloons. In August of 2011, he dropped his second mixtape, Thursday. His third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, was released on December 21 2011. The Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretches it out, building a whole worldview from it. He has sampled artists such as Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

LMFM Says: 
Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) has been releasing music for free on the internet for a while now. With three accomplished mixtapes all released in 2011, it was only a matter of time before he made the major label bow and began to make his way up the musical rungs to find a comfy spot next to the Kanye's and Frank Ocean's of this world. The time has come, and with the aforementioned mixtapes now out 'officially', an even wider audience is beginning to fall in love with his music. Expect another sparkling release from this chap in 2013, also expect tours a plenty and musical dominance on pretty much every level.

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