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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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Known For

Fifty Shades of Grey
(2015)
Black Panther
Black Panther Soundtrack
(2018)
Southpaw
Southpaw Soundtrack
(2015)
Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers Soundtrack
(2012)

Filmography

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 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")
  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)
 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)
  Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.12 (2017) ... (performer: "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")
 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" - as The Weekend)
- 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 Movie) (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")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2016) (performer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2016)
- 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 (Ft. Nicki Minaj)", "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Hills (Ft. Nicki Minaj)", "Can't Feel My Face" - uncredited)
- Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande (2014) ... (performer: "Love Me Harder" - uncredited) / (writer: "Love Me Harder" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Superbattles (2016) ... (writer: "Earned It")
- The Battles, Part 2 (2015) ... (writer: "Love Me Harder")
- The Battles, Part 1 (2015) ... (writer: "Elastic Heart")
 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 Movie) (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 Movie) (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)
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Alternate Names:

Abel Tesfaye

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 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:

Is inspired by Japanese culture. See more »

Trademark:

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