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This mans name is The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), his music will take you on a wild journey through his life and maybe he will change you as a person for the better. (Just like he did with me). He is now my life, if he died i would be just as depressed as if one of my close family members died...

This thread might be long, but thank you if you do follow this journey. Remember, don't just admire his beautiful vocals, listening to the lyrics is key.

I will start off with some of his earliest mixtapes (not his earliest songs, but i think his earlier ones sounded too synthetic etc)

In 2010 he released 3 mixtapes that had 9 songs on each. These 3 mixtapes were called "House of Balloons", "Thursday" and "Echoes of Silence". He released these mixtapes for free to grow his popularity and was a smart marketing strategy that payed off VERY well.

Here is house of balloons (You might recognise high for this from the hugo boss advert ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9D...6F466B&index=1

Here is Thursday(my favourite ever mixtape):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH1...dgjA4qk5NmwS17

Here is Echoes of Silence (You might recognise Dirty Dianna from Michael Jackson ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXT1...6201BA77AD3BBE

In 2012 he remastered these 3 mixtapes into a compilation album called "Trilogy". The story of trilogy can be found here.
http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/inde...topic=318487.0

Songs from trilogy that have music videos on YouTube:
Rolling Stone
Wicked Games
The Zone
Twenty Eight
The Knowing

In 2013 he released an album called "Kissland". This is based on a world he created in his head, just like how house of balloons was created based on his experiences in his hometown Toronto. Kissland is under-looked by a lot of fans which is something i don't understand as its still on another level just like trilogy. Kissland is based in Japan as it's the furthest Abel has ever travelled from home.

Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJPL...99Ef45UxVf8bcr

Songs that have music videos (these music videos are amazing):

Belong To The World
Kiss Land
Love in the Sky
Live For
Pretty

The next album is called "Beauty Behind The Madness". This information may not be correct, but this is how i like to believe it was. BBTM is about Abel selling his soul to the devil to 'light' up his career as a singer.

Here it is:
http://onlyhitss.com/englishsongs/14...songs-Download

His latest album known as 'Starboy' has a electro pop vibe to it as it features daft punk. It's about his fast growth of fame, however some believe the song party monster is also a cry for help.

I can't find a way to stream starboy (or link it), i guess you can stream it off spotify or just buy the album.

I would go into more detail about Abel in this thread but i don't really have enough time. If you want to find out more the website which tells you the story of trilogy is a good place to look, there are also many other websites if you look hard enough. Hopefully i have turned a few of you to XO. But remember to check out artists who the weeknd collabs with aswell, lil uzi vert and lana del rey are 2 personal favourites
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You do realise The Weeknd is a huge R&B singer not many young people haven't heard of him....JS
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This mans name is The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), his music will take you on a wild journey through his life and maybe he will change you as a person for the better. (Just like he did with me). He is now my life, if he died i would be just as depressed as if one of my close family members died...

This thread might be long, but thank you if you do follow this journey. Remember, don't just admire his beautiful vocals, listening to the lyrics is key.

I will start off with some of his earliest mixtapes (not his earliest songs, but i think his earlier ones sounded too synthetic etc)

In 2010 he released 3 mixtapes that had 9 songs on each. These 3 mixtapes were called "House of Balloons", "Thursday" and "Echoes of Silence". He released these mixtapes for free to grow his popularity and was a smart marketing strategy that payed off VERY well.

Here is house of balloons (You might recognise high for this from the hugo boss advert ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9D...6F466B&index=1

Here is Thursday(my favourite ever mixtape):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH1...dgjA4qk5NmwS17

Here is Echoes of Silence (You might recognise Dirty Dianna from Michael Jackson ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXT1...6201BA77AD3BBE

In 2012 he remastered these 3 mixtapes into a compilation album called "Trilogy". The story of trilogy can be found here.
http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/inde...topic=318487.0

Songs from trilogy that have music videos on YouTube:
Rolling Stone
Wicked Games
The Zone
Twenty Eight
The Knowing

In 2013 he released an album called "Kissland". This is based on a world he created in his head, just like how house of balloons was created based on his experiences in his hometown Toronto. Kissland is under-looked by a lot of fans which is something i don't understand as its still on another level just like trilogy. Kissland is based in Japan as it's the furthest Abel has ever travelled from home.

Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJPL...99Ef45UxVf8bcr

Songs that have music videos (these music videos are amazing):

Belong To The World
Kiss Land
Love in the Sky
Live For
Pretty

The next album is called "Beauty Behind The Madness". This information may not be correct, but this is how i like to believe it was. BBTM is about Abel selling his soul to the devil to 'light' up his career as a singer.

Here it is:
http://onlyhitss.com/englishsongs/14...songs-Download

His latest album known as 'Starboy' has a electro pop vibe to it as it features daft punk. It's about his fast growth of fame, however some believe the song party monster is also a cry for help.

I can't find a way to stream starboy (or link it), i guess you can stream it off spotify or just buy the album.

I would go into more detail about Abel in this thread but i don't really have enough time. If you want to find out more the website which tells you the story of trilogy is a good place to look, there are also many other websites if you look hard enough. Hopefully i have turned a few of you to XO. But remember to check out artists who the weeknd collabs with aswell, lil uzi vert and lana del rey are 2 personal favourites
You make him sound like an unpopular undergroung artist lol he's mainstream asf now even his old mixtapes have blown up (Trilogy is double platinum now)
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You do realise The Weeknd is a huge R&B singer not many young people haven't heard of him....JS
Yes, of course i know that lmao, he's popular now tho
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You make him sound like an unpopular undergroung artist lol he's mainstream asf now even his old mixtapes have blown up (Trilogy is double platinum now)
meh just saying it how it is tbh. I live in a community where he isn't popular
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Ngl there's a guy who's always sitting in the café at work when I go in who looks exactly like him and I can't help but hum one of his songs around him :teehee:
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The Weeknd is a professional brass player who previously played in a band called The weekday
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meh just saying it how it is tbh. I live in a community where he isn't popular
Fair enough but he is pretty popular in London
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Fair enough but he is pretty popular in London
Really? I have never met and spoke to a proper XO fan and i live in Wembley
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Ngl there's a guy who's always sitting in the café at work when I go in who looks exactly like him and I can't help but hum one of his songs around him :teehee:
But no one can look as handsome as the weeknd :O
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This mans name is The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), his music will take you on a wild journey through his life and maybe he will change you as a person for the better. (Just like he did with me). He is now my life, if he died i would be just as depressed as if one of my close family members died...

This thread might be long, but thank you if you do follow this journey. Remember, don't just admire his beautiful vocals, listening to the lyrics is key.

I will start off with some of his earliest mixtapes (not his earliest songs, but i think his earlier ones sounded too synthetic etc)

In 2010 he released 3 mixtapes that had 9 songs on each. These 3 mixtapes were called "House of Balloons", "Thursday" and "Echoes of Silence". He released these mixtapes for free to grow his popularity and was a smart marketing strategy that payed off VERY well.

Here is house of balloons (You might recognise high for this from the hugo boss advert ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9D...6F466B&index=1

Here is Thursday(my favourite ever mixtape):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH1...dgjA4qk5NmwS17

Here is Echoes of Silence (You might recognise Dirty Dianna from Michael Jackson ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXT1...6201BA77AD3BBE

In 2012 he remastered these 3 mixtapes into a compilation album called "Trilogy". The story of trilogy can be found here.
http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/inde...topic=318487.0

Songs from trilogy that have music videos on YouTube:
Rolling Stone
Wicked Games
The Zone
Twenty Eight
The Knowing

In 2013 he released an album called "Kissland". This is based on a world he created in his head, just like how house of balloons was created based on his experiences in his hometown Toronto. Kissland is under-looked by a lot of fans which is something i don't understand as its still on another level just like trilogy. Kissland is based in Japan as it's the furthest Abel has ever travelled from home.

Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJPL...99Ef45UxVf8bcr

Songs that have music videos (these music videos are amazing):

Belong To The World
Kiss Land
Love in the Sky
Live For
Pretty

The next album is called "Beauty Behind The Madness". This information may not be correct, but this is how i like to believe it was. BBTM is about Abel selling his soul to the devil to 'light' up his career as a singer.

Here it is:
http://onlyhitss.com/englishsongs/14...songs-Download

His latest album known as 'Starboy' has a electro pop vibe to it as it features daft punk. It's about his fast growth of fame, however some believe the song party monster is also a cry for help.

I can't find a way to stream starboy (or link it), i guess you can stream it off spotify or just buy the album.

I would go into more detail about Abel in this thread but i don't really have enough time. If you want to find out more the website which tells you the story of trilogy is a good place to look, there are also many other websites if you look hard enough. Hopefully i have turned a few of you to XO. But remember to check out artists who the weeknd collabs with aswell, lil uzi vert and lana del rey are 2 personal favourites
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I tried anime, you can try the main thing in my life now animeamanda1412






This mans name is The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), his music will take you on a wild journey through his life and maybe he will change you as a person for the better. (Just like he did with me). He is now my life, if he died i would be just as depressed as if one of my close family members died...

This thread might be long, but thank you if you do follow this journey. Remember, don't just admire his beautiful vocals, listening to the lyrics is key.

I will start off with some of his earliest mixtapes (not his earliest songs, but i think his earlier ones sounded too synthetic etc)

In 2010 he released 3 mixtapes that had 9 songs on each. These 3 mixtapes were called "House of Balloons", "Thursday" and "Echoes of Silence". He released these mixtapes for free to grow his popularity and was a smart marketing strategy that payed off VERY well.

Here is house of balloons (You might recognise high for this from the hugo boss advert ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX9D...6F466B&index=1

Here is Thursday(my favourite ever mixtape):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH1...dgjA4qk5NmwS17

Here is Echoes of Silence (You might recognise Dirty Dianna from Michael Jackson ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXT1...6201BA77AD3BBE

In 2012 he remastered these 3 mixtapes into a compilation album called "Trilogy". The story of trilogy can be found here.
http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/inde...topic=318487.0

Songs from trilogy that have music videos on YouTube:
Rolling Stone
Wicked Games
The Zone
Twenty Eight
The Knowing

In 2013 he released an album called "Kissland". This is based on a world he created in his head, just like how house of balloons was created based on his experiences in his hometown Toronto. Kissland is under-looked by a lot of fans which is something i don't understand as its still on another level just like trilogy. Kissland is based in Japan as it's the furthest Abel has ever travelled from home.

Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJPL...99Ef45UxVf8bcr

Songs that have music videos (these music videos are amazing):

Belong To The World
Kiss Land
Love in the Sky
Live For
Pretty

The next album is called "Beauty Behind The Madness". This information may not be correct, but this is how i like to believe it was. BBTM is about Abel selling his soul to the devil to 'light' up his career as a singer.

Here it is:
http://onlyhitss.com/englishsongs/14...songs-Download

His latest album known as 'Starboy' has a electro pop vibe to it as it features daft punk. It's about his fast growth of fame, however some believe the song party monster is also a cry for help.

I can't find a way to stream starboy (or link it), i guess you can stream it off spotify or just buy the album.

I would go into more detail about Abel in this thread but i don't really have enough time. If you want to find out more the website which tells you the story of trilogy is a good place to look, there are also many other websites if you look hard enough. Hopefully i have turned a few of you to XO. But remember to check out artists who the weeknd collabs with aswell, lil uzi vert and lana del rey are 2 personal favourites
ok I'll make sure to give all of these a listen, especially because I like lyrics with deep meaning.
Thanks for all the information tooo! x
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ok I'll make sure to give all of these a listen, especially because I like lyrics with deep meaning.
Thanks for all the information tooo! x


you feel my pain now ;-;
It's happened before. Pretty sure there's not one ****ing typo in the whole thread. APART from the title
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Really? I have never met and spoke to a proper XO fan and i live in Wembley
Im sure most music fans will have heard of some of his music, for example the hills has more than a billion views

I know a lot of ppl who listen to trilogy, maybe kiss land isnt very popular but there was a lot of hype when starboy was released too

I agree though there arent many hardcore weeknd fans (wouldnt say im one) but then again he did come on tour in london in march
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But no one can look as handsome as the weeknd :O
Keep an eye out if you're ever in Manchester's Selfridges hehe
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Keep an eye out if you're ever in Manchester's Selfridges hehe
haha i will xD
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