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Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer from Toronto

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The Weeknd: Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer from Toronto
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer. Noted for his distinctive singing voice with a soaring falsetto and its singular tremolo, Tesfaye is considered an influential figure in contemporary popular music.

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The Weeknd Buys $70 Million Bel Air Estate

The Weeknd is the proud new owner of a massive Bel Air estate, forking over an incredible $70 MILLION to convince the home's prior owners to give it up ... TMZ has confirmed. Abel was in the market for..
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The Weeknd's New Music Vid Pulled from IMAX Screenings Over Epilepsy Concerns

The Weeknd hoped to surprise fans with a really BIG screen showing of his new music video ... but safety concerns for viewers with epilepsy got the project pulled. Sources familiar with the situation..
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'Intervention' Host Ken Seeley Slams The Weeknd's 'Sober Lite' Comment

The Weeknd might think he's living the "sober lite" life -- but a renowned addiction interventionist says the language isn't just contradictory, but downright harmful. Ken Seeley said as much Monday on..
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The Weeknd Takes Home 3 iHeart Awards, Proves Grammys Wrong

It might be time for The Weeknd to invest in a new mantel -- he continues to rack up awards, despite the Grammys snub ... this time taking home the most trophies at the iHeartRadio Awards. Abel was the..
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The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa continue award dominance at iHeartRadio ceremony

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The Weeknd has continued vindicating his Grammys criticism after picking up the night's biggest gong at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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The Weeknd Gets Grammys Revenge at Billboard Music Awards

If revenge is a dish best served cold, then The Weekend has himself some well-chilled hardware from the Billboard Music Awards, which gave him what the Grammy heads didn't. Abel walked away with the..
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Village People's Victor Willis Calls The Weeknd a Hypocrite for Grammys Beef

Now here's a surprise ... Village People founder, Victor Willis, is ripping The Weeknd -- even though they both have beef with the Grammys, Victor thinks Abel's being a total hypocrite. The legendary..
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Madonna Buys Weeknd's Hidden Hills House for $19.3 Million

Madonna just plunked down a small fortune, and now she's proud of The Weeknd's Hidden Hills Estate. Madonna paid $19.3 million for the home, which is in Kardashian Country. It's been on the market for..
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The Weeknd Donates $1 Million for Ethiopia Relief Efforts

The Weeknd is getting involved with the military conflict in Ethiopia -- donating a million dollars, which will provide food for people who need it there. The singer, who is of Ethiopian descent..
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Megan Thee Stallion Says Grammys Aren't Rigged, Still Backs Weeknd

Megan Thee Stallion is squarely contradicting The Weekend's claim that the Grammys are corrupt ... but still lending him her support. We caught Meg Sunday leaving the Highlight Room in Hollywood after..
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Cardi B Praises Lesser-Known Black Artists Amid Grammys Drama

Cardi B appears to be downplaying The Weeknd's fury about being snubbed at the Grammys with a spotlight on other Black artists who are getting recognized ... which is interesting. The rapper posted a..
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The Weeknd Will Boycott Grammys from Now On, Blames 'Secret Committees'

The Weeknd's only getting more heated with the Grammys -- he's boycotting the awards show, and not just this year, but for good! The singer drew a line in the sand Thursday saying he'll boycott the..
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The Weeknd Gets Custom Diamond Super Bowl Ring After Awesome Halftime Show

Guess you can say he "earned it!?" The Weeknd got a pretty awesome piece of jewelry this week -- a sick diamond Super Bowl ring commemorating that epic halftime show in Tampa! No, it's not an..
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The Weeknd and Miley Cyrus lead the Super Bowl stars

the weeknd and miley cyrus lead the super bowl stars
There might have been a limited attendance due to coronavirus restrictions, but The Weeknd adapted to give a glittering Super Bowl half-time show - while Miley Cyrus was joined by veteran stars for her..
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The Weeknd Rocks Tampa with Super Bowl LV Halftime Show

The Weeknd came, he saw, and he conquered his Super Bowl halftime performance ... and, boy, was this one different in the midst of a pandemic. Abel rocked Raymond James Stadium Sunday in between..
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The Weeknd -- Good Genes or Good Docs?!

The Weeknd's super-natural looks are just as amazing as his voice! Here is a 22-year-old version of the singer showing off his stylish good looks at an award show in New York City back in 2013 (left)...
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The Weeknd Won't Have Guests for Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance

The Weeknd's guaranteeing he'll be the MVP of his halftime show at the Super Bowl ... because he's not bringing any special guests to join him. The singer went on NFL Network Thursday and explained..
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The Weeknd Kicks Off Super Bowl Week by Feeding Healthcare Workers

The Weeknd's gearing up for his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, but for now he's shining the spotlight on other stars -- frontline healthcare workers. The singer's kicking off Super Bowl week and..
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Dionne Warwick, Chance, Weeknd Helping Feed Hungry with Song Collab

Dionne Warwick's musings on Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd are turning into tangible benefits -- they're getting together to help feed the hungry. Here's the deal ... Dionne and Chance are working..
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Drake Says Weeknd Snub Proves Grammys Irrelevant

Drake almost finds humor in the Grammys which inexplicably snubbed The Weeknd, essentially saying those little trophies really don't mean crap. Drake said Wednesday night, "I think we should stop..
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Grammys Chief Denies Super Bowl Tied to Weeknd's Snub, Any 'Corrupt' Behavior

The Weeknd's Grammys snub had nothing to do with him playing the Super Bowl ... at least according to the Recording Academy Chief. Harvey Mason Jr. -- interim President and CEO of the Academy -- says,..
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The Weeknd Allegedly Given Ultimatum Over Grammys, Super Bowl Before Nomination Snub

The Weeknd was faced with a tough choice -- perform the Grammys or the Super Bowl -- but hammering out a deal to do both could've cost him Grammy nominations. Sources familiar with the situation tell..
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Taylor Swift Raises Scooter Braun Feud at AMAs, Weeknd's Mummified and Other Highlights

Taylor Swift's ongoing beef with Scooter Braun over the sale of her masters was front-and-center at the AMAs -- and so were a whole lot of other memorable moments. The pop star won the award for Artist..
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What's The Big Frigin' Difference?

Don't let these two almost identical images of The Weeknd have you feeling confused ... get it together and do your best to find the sneaky switches that have been made to this tricky pic! The Grammy..
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The Weeknd Demands Justice for Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake at MTV VMAs

The Weeknd hit the stage multiple times at the MTV VMAs, but his message remained the same ... demanding justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. The singer took home awards for Video of The Year..
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The Weeknd Donates $300k to Beirut Explosion Victims

The Weeknd's philanthropy isn't confined to North America ... he's opening his wallet to help people who were injured, people whose loved ones died, and people who were left homeless by the tragic..
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