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The Canadian singer, songwriter and music producer started his career on the internet by publishing some records on YouTube. His birth name is Abél Makkonen Tesfaye but he released them under the pseudonym “The Weeknd”.

This stage name is a reference to the day he decided to leave school to pursue a musical career. These tracks received critical acclaimed and he got almost immediately the attention of the media. This success is mainly due to the support of the famous rapper Drake. He published 3 records of the young singer on his blog and since then the 2 Canadian artists have collaborated together plenty of times.

The Weeknd who used to be rather marginal, even signed with a major label, Republic Records, the same label as his friend Drake. Before releasing his first album, the singer recorded 3 mix-tapes, better known as the ‘Balloons Trilogy’. Each of them was a big success and in 2012 he released a compilation album with Republic Records. It consists of remastered versions of his previous successful mix-tapes, with 3 added original tracks. Once more The Weeknd received generally positive reviews from music critics.