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The Weeknd


Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, professionally known as 'The Weeknd' is a Canadian singer born in Toronto. Best known for his performances in his latest album 'Starboy' (2016), and numerous other productions including 'Kissland' (2013), Beauty Behind the Madness (2015) which included the mega-hit; 'The Hills', and House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of ... See full bio »

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 2021 Super Bowl LV (TV Special) (performer: "Blinded by the Light")
 2021 The NFL on CBS (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2021 AFC Championship: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (2021) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
- New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 MLB on FOX (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 2020 NLCS Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
- 2020 NLCS Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 NBA 2K21 (Video Game) (performer: "Blinding Lights") / (writer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 Fort Boyard: toujours plus fort! (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
- Episode #3.1 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 The Masked Singer Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2020) ... (writer: "Blinding Lights" - uncredited)
  American Dad! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)
- A Starboy is Born (2020) ... (performer: "I'm a Virgin") / (writer: "I'm a Virgin")
 2020 Making the Cut (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Winner: The Next Global Brand (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 NFL Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 April 2020 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 2020 NFL Draft (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round 1 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 The Weeknd: Until I Bleed Out (Video short) (performer: "Until I Bleed Out") / (producer: "Until I Bleed Out") / (writer: "Until I Bleed Out")
 2020 Westworld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Mother of Exiles (2020) ... (writer: "Wicked Games")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 2014 - 2020) (performer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2020)
- Daniel Craig/The Weeknd (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights", "Scared to Live") / (writer: "Blinding Lights", "Scared to Live" - as Abel Tesfaye)
- Awkwafina/Travis Scott (2018) ... (writer: "Skeletons")
- Margot Robbie/The Weeknd (2016) ... (performer: "Starboy", "False Alarm") / (writer: "Starboy", "False Alarm")
- Jonah Hill/Future (2016) ... (writer: "Low Life")
- Amy Schumer/The Weeknd (2015) ... (performer: "The Hills", "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hills", "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
 2020 Les enfants de la télé (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 1 March 2020 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
- Episode dated 16 February 2020 (2020) ... (performer: "Blinding Lights")
 2020 Pete Davidson: Alive from New York (TV Special) (performer: "Heartless") / (writer: "Heartless")
 2019 Titans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bruce Wayne (2019) ... (performer: "Party Monster")
 2019 Uncut Gems (performer: "The Morning") / (writer: "The Morning" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2015-2019 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- The Finals, Round 1: Team Kelly and Team George (2019) ... (writer: "Pray For Me")
- Knockouts 1 (2019) ... (writer: "Pray For Me", "Can't Feel My Face", "Call Out My Name")
- Semi-Final: Live (2018) ... (writer: "Pray For Me")
- Live Finals 3: Top 11 (2018) ... (writer: "Call Out My Name")
- Live Finals 1: Top 13 (2018) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
 2018/I The After Party (writer: "Unforgettable" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2018 Bosch (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dark Sky (2018) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
 2018 Twoja twarz brzmi znajomo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.3 (2018) ... (writer: "I Feel It Coming")
 2018 BaseBoys (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fester med VIP-stjerne (2018) ... (performer: "High for This" - uncredited)
  Hoy nos toca (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Episode dated 20 February 2018 (2018) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming") / (writer: "I Feel It Coming")
 2018 Black Panther (performer: "Pray for Me") / (writer: "Pray for Me" - as Abel Tesfaye)
  Travel Guides (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- Italy (2018) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Feel It Coming" - uncredited)
 2016-2018 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #6.14 (2018) ... (writer: "Earned It")
- Semifinal 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
 2017 Pitch Perfect 3 (writer: "Love Me Harder" - as Abel Tesfaye) / (writer: "Riff Off (Medley)" - uncredited)
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017)
- Episode #1.12 (2017) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face") / (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (performer: "Starboy") / (writer: "Starboy")
 2017 Starboy: A Conor McGregor Film (Documentary short) ("Reminder", "Party Monster") / (performer: "Starboy")
  Insecure (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Hella LA (2017) ... (performer: "Die for You") / (writer: "Die for You")
 2017 Fortnite (Video Game) (performer: "Blinding Lights") / (writer: "Blinding Lights")
 2015-2017 Skam (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
- Livet smiler (2017) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming")
- Jeg er gutt, jeg får ikke hat (2017) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming")
- Mannen i mitt liv (2016) ... (performer: "High for This")
- Du lyver til en venninne og skylder på meg (2016) ... (performer: "The Hills")
- Hva er det som gjør deg kåt? (2015) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face")
  Formula 1: Ten Sport (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- 2017 Monaco Grand Prix - Live (2017) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Feel It Coming" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (music - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (performer - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Jamie Foxx/Niall Horan (2017) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
- Bob Odenkirk/Lucy Hale/Robert Irwin/Brad Paisley (2017) ... (music: "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
- Anne Hathaway/Tony Hale/Ed Sheeran (2017) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
- Kevin James/Tim Gunn/The Weeknd (2016) ... (performer: "I Feel It Coming", "Starboy") / (writer: "I Feel It Coming", "Starboy")
- Bryan Cranston/Demi Lovato/The Weeknd (2016) ... (performer: "In the Night") / (writer: "In the Night")
 2017 Show Jana Krause (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 April 2017 (2017) ... (lyrics: "I feel it coming")
 2016-2017 Nunca es tarde (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 2 March 2017 (2017) ... (writer: "I Feel It Coming")
- Episode dated 13 July 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
 2017 The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Starboy", "I Feel It Coming") / (producer: "Starboy", "I Feel It Coming") / (writer: "Starboy", "I Feel It Coming" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Special) (performer: "Starboy") / (writer: "Starboy")
 2016 Survivor Series (TV Special) (performer: "False Alarm")
  Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Lupita Nyong'o vs. Regina Hall (2016) ... (performer: "Earned It") / (writer: "Earned It")
 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Rise by Sin (2016) ... (performer: "Might Not" - uncredited)
- Be True (2015) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
  The Five (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... (performer: "Earned It") / (writer: "Earned It")
 2016 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Low Life - Future Ft. The Weeknd (2016) ... (performer: "Low Life")
 2016 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "Earned It") / (writer: "Earned It")
 2016 Pattaya (performer: "The Hills") / (writer: "The Hills" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final: Show One (2015) ... (writer: "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Special) (performer: "Can't Feel My Face")
 2015 Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seth Rogen/Leslie Odom Jr./Travis Scott/Emily Armstrong (2015) ... (writer: "Pray 4 Love")
 2015 Reasons Why I'm Still Single! (TV Series short) (performer - 1 episode)
- Reason #1: My Lip Syncing (2015) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
  Mike & Mike (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Episode dated 14 August 2015 (2015) ... (performer: "Can't Feel My Face") / (writer: "Can't Feel My Face")
 2015 Southpaw (performer: "Wicked Games") / (writer: "Wicked Games" - as Abel Tesfaye)
  Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Bill Murray/Cast of "The Walking Dead"/The Weeknd (2015) ... (performer: "Earned It") / (writer: "Earned It" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey (performer: "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)", "Where You Belong") / (writer: "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)", "Where You Belong")
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014: Part 1 (2015) ... (performer: "Love Me Harder") / (writer: "Love Me Harder")
- "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj (2014) ... (performer: "Love Me Harder") / (writer: "Love Me Harder")
 2014 Waterloo Road (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Final Straw (2014) ... (performer: "Professional" - uncredited)
 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Special) (writer: "Love Me Harder" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2014 American Music Awards 2014 (TV Special) (performer: "Love Me Harder") / (writer: "Love Me Harder" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2014 Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Beach House (2014) ... (performer: "House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls" - uncredited)
 2013 Steel River (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Shock Attack (2013) ... (performer: "Dirty Diana")
 2012 Spring Breakers (performer: "The Zone") / (writer: "The Zone" - as Abel Tesfaye)
 2012 Made in Chelsea (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- "What's the Point of a Point to Point" (2012) ... (performer: "Hazel")
 2011 Game of Thrones (TV Series) (performer: "Power is Power")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video for Future: "Low Life" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Abel 'The Weeknd' Tesfaye | Abel Tesfaye

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Why can't I paint a vivid picture in my lyrics? Art is art. If you can create something that can make people feel, then you are an artist.

Trivia:

Dated Selena Gomez from January 2017 to October 2017. See more »

Trademark:

High pitched soulful voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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