The Weeknd, the stage name for Abel Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and producer.
The Scarborough, Toronto-born singer, songwriter, and producer doesn\’t say much outside of his lyrics or personal messages through his social networking sites. Ever since appearing on the scene in late 2010, he\’s been shrouded in mystery, cultivating a mystique that baffles our gossip-obsessed pop culture. With that said, the 27-year-old alternative R&B phenomenon is an enigma in more ways than one.
For him, it\’s not about becoming famous. It\’s not about becoming rich. It\’s not about pleasing anyone. It\’s about being honest, staying true to his art, and diving headfirst into the deep end. History\’s most impactful artists from Van Gogh and Charles Bukowski to Miles Davis and John Lennon faced both the abyss and the heavens. They knew about sex, drugs, pain, joy, and love, and they weren\’t afraid to talk about them openly.