THE WEEKND - AOTM JANUARY 2017
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye - better known as The Weeknd is yet another Canadian artist to look out for this month. Coming a long way since his humble beginnings on YouTube in late 2010 under the name "The Weeknd", the singer-songwriter/music producer has churned out hit after hit in recent years.
After the 2015 release of The Weeknd's Grammy-Award winning, triple-platinum album Beauty Behind The Madness, his latest album Starboy has taken the music world by storm. The titular track featuring Daft Punk, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for December 2017. In just 4 weeks, the single sold 340,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
The Album's tracklist features:
- Starboy ft. Daft Punk
- Party Monster
- False Alarm
- True Colors
- Stargirl Interlude ft. Lana Del Rey
- Sidewalks ft. Kendrick Lamar
- Six Feet Under ft. Future
- Love to Lay
- A Lonely Night
- Ordinary Life
- Nothing Without You
- All I Know ft. Future
- Die For You
- I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE WEEKND
- Abel Makkonen Tesfayegrew was born in Scarborough, Ontario to Ethiopian parents.
- He was raised in a multicultural neighbourhood in the city and speaks fluent Amharic.
- The name "The Weeknd" was adopted after Abel and a friend of is "left [school] one weekend and never came home", but his producer Jeremy Rose reportedly claims the name was his own devision.
Article Source: Wikipedia, Official Press Release