The Weeknd - Sondz

Overview

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. Known for his sonic versatility and dark lyricism, his music explores escapism, romance, and melancholia, and is often inspired by personal experiences. He has received numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 17 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and nominations for an Academy Award, a Latin Grammy Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Born and raised in Toronto, Tesfaye began his music career in 2009 by anonymously releasing music on YouTube. Two years later, he co-founded the XO record label and released the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, which quickly gained recognition for his style of contemporary and alternative R&B and the mystique surrounding his identity....

Facts

Also known asAbel Makkonen Tesfaye, Abel Tesfaye
Born16 Feb. 1990 (Age: 32), in Scarborough
AreaCanada
Years active11
StatusActive
GenderMale
Role(s)ProducerProducer (executive)Lead VocalsLyricistComposerProgrammingCopyright
Label(s)Republic Records[no label]XOUniversal Republic RecordsCP RecordsColumbiaAtlanticPolydorIslandUniversal Music Group

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Discography

YearTitle
Dawn FM2022Dawn FM
After Hours2020After Hours
Starboy2016Starboy
Beauty Behind the Madness2015Beauty Behind the Madness
Kiss Land2013Kiss Land

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Illangelo
IllangeloInstrumentMixProducerRecordingKeyboardEngineerProgrammingAdditional
Martin “Doc” McKinney
Martin “Doc” McKinneyProducerRecording (additional)Producer (co)EngineerInstrumentRecordingAdditional
Max Martin
Max MartinProducer (additional)BassProducer (lead vocals)Producer (co)KeyboardProgrammingProducerGuitarBackground vocalsDrums (drum set)
Oscar Holter
Oscar HolterProducer (lead vocals)Producer (co)KeyboardProgrammingProducerGuitarBassProducer (additional)Drums (drum set)
DaHeala
DaHealaProducerKeyboardProgrammingMixInstrumentEngineer (additional)RecordingProducer (co)EngineerRecording (additional)
Shin Kamiyama
Shin KamiyamaRecordingEngineerRecording (additional)Engineer (assistant)
Serban Ghenea
Serban GheneaMix
John Hanes
John HanesMix (additional)Engineer (assistant)MixMix (assistant)
OPN
OPNProducerKeyboardProgrammingProducer (additional)
Ali Payami
Ali PayamiDrums (drum set)ProgrammingProducerSynthesizerKeyboardBassPercussionMembranophone