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The Weeknd: House of Balloons

Review by Mike Diver,, March 2011

A startling debut from a young Canadian RnB artist with huge potential. ...

The Weeknd: Thursday

Review by Mike Diver,, August 2011

EARLIER THIS YEAR, Canadian singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfay) became a net sensation when his House of Balloons mixtape attracted the support of rapper ...

The Weeknd: Trilogy

Review by Mike Diver,, November 2012

"YOU DON'T KNOW, what's in store." The opening line on this major-label compilation from Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, isn't entirely accurate. Trilogy does feature ...

Drake/The Weeknd: Manchester Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 12 March 2014

ABEL TESFAYE, aka the Weeknd, is receiving the kind of cheers you rarely hear for what is technically a support act. The fast-rising 22-year-old Toronto ...

With dark tales of sex and drugs, is the Weeknd the next face of R&B?

Report by Edward Helmore, The Observer, 2 August 2015

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, an introverted Canadian singer of Ethiopian descent, known to R&B lovers for his plaintive voice and atmospheric, after-party, comedown groove, has been ...

Overview Of A Vampire: A Closer Look At The Weeknd's Lyrics

Essay by John Calvert, The Quietus, 12 October 2015

John Calvert is a "guilt-ridden ultra-fan" of "misogynist" Canadian R&B star The Weeknd and here, instead of brushing the themes of his music under the ...

Trend of the Year: Weird R&B Goes Overground

Comment by Paul Lester, MOJO, January 2016

The success of The Weeknd saw a new weird kind of underground R&B enter the charts. Paul Lester charts its strange, slow, four-year rise. ...


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