Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a renowned Canadian singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He’s known for his distinct blend of R&B, hip-hop, and pop.
Born on February 16, 1990, the 31-year-old musician has already had high-profile collaborations with the likes of Daft Punk, Drake, Lana Del Ray, Ariana Grande, and many other notable artists. In addition, he’s recently made a foray into film, making his acting debut in The Safdie Brothers’ corruption-soaked thriller Uncut Gems.
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