The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Despite his secretive persona at the start of his career, The Weeknd has since grown into a platinum-selling superstar.


  • Best Canadian Act

  • Best Male

  • Best Video 'Starboy'

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Video: The Weeknd In The Night

Fun Facts

From: Toronto, Canada

Debut: House of Balloons (2011)

Big Break: Trilogy (2012)

Biggest Hit: 'Can't Feel My Face' (2015)

Cool Collab: 'Nocturnal' with Disclosure (2015)

Awesome Accolade: In 2013 Trilogy became a certified platinum-selling record.

EMA Nominations: Best Canadian Act 2013, Best Canadian Act 2015

Fun Fact: Abel Tesfaye found inspiration for the name The Weeknd after rebelliously leaving home one weekend as a teenager!

Why MTV Loves Him: His music is hard to categorise and you can expect a surprise with every release!