Few people know that The Weeknd (real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) once lived a carefree, homeless life…
The Weeknd won 8 Billboard awards 2016 – Photo: cbc
This year’s Billboard Awards witnessed a repeat record when Canadian singer-songwriter and producer The Weeknd captured most of the awards like Taylor Swift last year, including best R&B song for The Hills. , Top 100 artist (Top hot 100 artist), Artist with the highest song sales (Top song sales artist)…
The Weeknd has reaped the most prestigious awards such as Grammy – Photo: Reuters
As an immigrant, Abel’s childhood lacked the affection of his parents because they both worked far away, and he had to live with his grandmother in the African Orthodox church. At the age of 17, Abel moved back in with his mother in downtown Toronto but did not get better.
He was robbed, bullied, went through extremes of starvation… only the music of R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Prince lit up the darkest days of Abel’s life.
Abel’s success came through personal efforts, because he did not want to rely on anyone. There was failure, but it was from this falling point that Abel’s will was even stronger.
The Weeknd on the cover of Rolling Stone Music Magazine
He gradually convinced listeners and the opportunity came when Abel met the gentleman – music wizard Max Martin and the peak single Can’t feel my face was born, topping three Billboard charts.
As it moves forward, with each work released, Abel’s sweet voice filled with many emotions conquers more and more audiences. The second album – Beauty behind the madness was released last year and sold 2 million copies, the song Earned it in the album received an Oscar nomination for the soundtrack (50 shades of gray) 2015.