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The Weeknd Lyrics

The Weeknd Biography

 

Mixtape: "House Of Balloons" (2011)

High For This
What You Need
House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
The Morning
Wicked Games
The Party & The After Party
Coming Down
Loft Music
The Knowing
 

Mixtape: "Thursday" (2011)

Lonely Star
Life Of The Party
Thursday
The Zone
The Birds (Part 1)
The Birds (Part 2)
Gone
Rolling Stone
Heaven Or Las Vegas
 

Mixtape: "Echoes Of Silence" (2011)

D.D.
Montreal
Outside
XO / The Host
Initiation
Same Old Song
The Fall
Next
Echoes Of Silence
 

Album: "Kiss Land" (2013)

Professional
The Town
Adaptation
Love In The Sky
Belong To The World
Live For
Wanderlust
Kiss Land
Pretty
Tears In The Rain
Odd Look [iTunes Bonus Track]
 

Album: "Beauty Behind The Madness" (2015)

Real Life
Losers
Tell Your Friends
Often
The Hills
Acquainted
Can't Feel My Face
Shameless
Earned It
In The Night
As You Are
Dark Times
Prisoner
Angel
 

Album: "Starboy" (2016)

Starboy
Party Monster
False Alarm
Reminder
Rockin'
Secrets
True Colors
Stargirl Interlude
Sidewalks
Six Feet Under
Love To Lay
A Lonely Night
Attention
Ordinary Life
Nothing Without You
All I Know
Die For You
I Feel It Coming
 

Other songs:

All That Money (6-Inch Demo)
Appointment
Birthday Suit
Cure
Devil May Cry [from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack]
Do It
Drunk In Love (Remix)
Enemy
Get In There
Girls Born In The 90s
King Of The Fall
King Of The Fall (Remix)
Love Through Her
Low Life
Marijuana Girl
Material Girl
Might Not
Nomads
Often (Remix)
Or Nah (Remix)
Pass Dat (Remix)
Rambo (Remix)
Rescue You
Superhero
Tell Your Friends (Remix)
The Birds (Interlude)
The Hills (Eminem Remix)
The Hills (Nicki Minaj Remix)
Till Dawn (Here Comes The Sun) [from "Trilogy" compilation]
Trust Issues (Remix) [remix of Drake's song]
Twenty Eight [from "Trilogy" compilation]
Valerie [from "Trilogy" compilation]
Where You Belong [from "Fifty Shades Of Grey" soundtrack]
X-Ray

 

Allegedly "shrouded in mystery" despite a social media presence (with accompanying photos) on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, SoundCloud, and YouTube, as well as major support from fellow Torontonian Drake, alternative R&B act the Weeknd -- a solo outlet for vocalist Abel Tesfaye -- surfaced in March 2011 with House of Balloons. A nine-track, 50-minute mixtape made available for free download on the Weeknd website, House of Balloons was based in morose ballads filled with drug references and sexual longing. Sonically, there were clear traces of radio-friendly contemporary R&B à la Trey Songz, Jeremih, the-Dream, and Drake, while also appealing to listeners who favored left-of-center, production-over-songcraft exponents like Spacek and Sa-Ra. The mixtape, made by Tesfaye in collaboration with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo, among others, garnered widespread coverage -- most of which was gushingly positive -- within days of its March 21 release. A second mixtape, Thursday (August 19), preceded several appearances on Drake's album Take Care. Echoes of Silence (December 21), the third Weeknd mixtape, followed just before the end of the year. The following June, "Crew Love," off Take Care, reached the Top Ten of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. A few months later, he was featured on another charting single, Wiz Khalifa's "Remember You."
After Tesfaye signed with Universal Republic, the three Weeknd mixtapes were remastered and bundled with three new songs for Trilogy, issued in November 2012. The set debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. The following April, Tesfaye won Juno Awards in the categories of Breakthrough Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Trilogy was certified platinum by the RIAA the next month. Kiss Land, much darker in tone than its title implied, followed in September 2013 and debuted at number two. Out of its several singles, only "Live For," featuring Drake, touched the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Tesfaye had much more success with a series of non-album singles that followed. "Often," released in 2014, was a Top Ten R&B/Hip-Hop hit. He was featured on Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder," which reached the Top Ten of the Hot 100 and went platinum in the U.S. "Earned It," featured in Fifty Shades of Grey, repeated the same feats.
In 2015, Tesfaye issued "The Hills," a booming ballad, and "Can't Feel My Face," a disco-funk throwback, as the first two singles from Beauty Behind the Madness. Both songs topped the Hot 100. The album was issued that August and debuted at the same position. Through the end of 2015 and into 2016, he was featured on Disclosure's "In the Night," Kanye West's "FML," Future's "Low Life," and Beyoncé's "6 Inch," among other tracks. "Starboy," a collaboration with Daft Punk, was released in September 2016 as the lead single from Tesfaye's album of the same title. It became the singer's fifth Top Ten pop single prior to the November arrival of Starboy.