10 Awesome Things You Never Knew About The Weeknd

Following on from the success of three self-released mixtapes in 2011, Abel Tesfaye, known by his stage name, The Weeknd, is now one of contemporary music’s hottest properties. 

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But the Toronto native’s road to success, much like his louche music, is unique, and his transformation into the artist we know today makes for a spectacular story that only the most ardent of Weeknd fans will know about. With that in mind, we’ve compiled 10 cool facts about the hitmaker you probably weren’t aware of.