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Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Weeknd Facts You Didn't Know For Sure || The Weeknd || Dream Machine

:: Basic Info

Abel Tesfaye known by his stage name The Weeknd born on 16th February 1990 is a Canadian singer. He dropped out of school at 17 and moved to Toronto with his friends and later he worked at American Apparel. Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under his name “The Weeknd” in 2010. He was so anonymous at that time that, his colleagues used to play his songs in workplace and they didn’t even know who Weeknd is. Here are some facts about The Weeknd by Dream Machine.

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: : Early Life

He started smoking weed first time at the age of 11. The Weeknd was introduced to marijuana when he was 11 and then started doing harder drugs from that like MDMA, cocaine, ketamine. He lost his virginity at 16 with an older women in a college toga party.

He is sober now, but to deal with anxiety he used to drink heavily before performances to get over his nerves. He thanks his good team to helping him staying away from drugs.


: : He Used To Be Homeless

After dropping out for a long period of time he was homeless and mentioned it many times in his songs. In a verse of his song “Tell Your Friends” Weeknd tells about his crazy life story that Weeknd and his friend Lamar robbed a guy for Jordans, but they flipped and bought some drugs and girls.

Weeknd calls 2008-2010 his “Hazy Years”, he was evicted and homeless, he didn’t talk to his mother for about a year.

: : Story Behind His Stage Name “The Weeknd”

Tesfaye explained the origin of his stage name in a Reddit Q&A with fans: "I left home when I was about 17 dropped out of high school and convinced Lamar (XO crew member) to do the same lol. We grabbed our mattresses from our parents threw it in our friends van and left one weekend and never came back home... I hated my name at the time though so I tried it as a stage name. It sounded cool. I took out the "e" because there was already a Canadian band named the weekend."



: : Weeknd’s Trademark Hairstyle

Weeknd’s hair was grown so long because he couldn’t bother with it. He wanted his hair to grow as they want until they interface with his site, and said that there is no art maintaining this hairstyle just a shampoo once in a while. He cut it for his album Starboy to give a new look to himself and he kept his hair after cutting it off.


: : The Meaning of XO Crew

Everyone knows that XO is commonly stands for Kiss and Hug but according to sources like GQ and The TOURCH tells that the name of his record label/crew is a reference to Ecstasy and Oxycodone they’ve slogan “XO till we overdose”. Both used in recreational drug use, he also signs off his social media names with XO symbols. Even his Tee’s, Vaporizers, Caps, Lighters etc. has XO logo. You can see many of his products on his official shop site “The Weeknd Shop”.


: : Weeknd Punched a Police Officer

The Weeknd arrested on 10th January 2015 in Las Vegas, he was involved in a fight and police officers came to his hotel to find him at 4:20am, they started pulling Weeknd into an elevator, where he punched an officer. He was taken to jail, and later bailed. He was ordered to pay $1000 to a fund for injured police officers.



: : Weeknd Gave His Album To Drake

Drake is been a major support of The Weeknd, He gave his half of his album to Drake, he said in an interview that “The light or Drake shined on me, he was the reason to my successful career”.

Weeknd gave half of the last album “House of Balloons” (Crew Love, The Ride and Shot for Me) he had written to Drake and he returned the favor by giving him some fame.



: : The Success Timeline

In 2013 The Weeknd released his debut album “Kiss Land”, which his fans were eagerly waiting for, and later Kiss Land debuted to number 2 and reached the top of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop albums.

In February 2015, Weeknd released a song “Earned It” for Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, which reached number 3 on charts.

In August 2015, Weeknd released his second studio album “Beauty Behind The Madness” which reached at the top, and had two singles “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” reached number 1 as well. He got 7 nominations for Grammy in 2016 for his album and he won for Best R&B Performance for “Earned It” and won Best Urban Contemporary Album.


“Earned It” also earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song of the Year. Where Spotify named “Can’t Feel My Face” the official song of the summer in 2015. Beauty Behind The Madness was the top streamed album worldwide in 2015.

The Weeknd became the first artist to claim the Top 3 spots on the Hot R&B Songs chart, with “Earned It”, “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”.

Weeknd’s success story is not over yet, on November 2016 Weeknd released Starboy album. It was the 3rd biggest album of 2016 at number 1 on the charts. Where Weeknd broke the records for the most Spotify streams in 24 hours by a single artist.

The Weeknd got 8 Billboard Music Awards in 2016, including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top R&B Artist.



: : Tech News

1. The day before yesterday Google announced YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, where users can stream music without ads for $9.99 per month or can watch it for free but with ads. YouTube premium for original content is costing around $11.99 per month.


2. Instagram will soon show the users how much time they spent in the app.

3. Facebook adds voice posts, stories archive and cloud storage features. This update will let you save photos and videos directly to your account in the Facebook Cloud.


                                                                    
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