The Weeknd - R&B's Arena-Filling Man of Mystery
As living proof of the old adage "less is more", this enigmatic
R&B singer has climbed to arena-filling status while resolutely refusing to play the fame game. Building a fanatical following
through the release of a trilogy of ecstatically-received 2011 mixtapes - House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes
of Silence - his online fame is now translating into real-life mega-stardom with shows at venues the size of London's
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The Weeknd Biography - His Music Does the Talking
and raised in Ontario, Canada, Abel Tesfaye has deliberately shrouded his backstory under a cloak of secrecy and misinformation.
A product of the Web 2.0 generation, since his 2011 emergence he's largely shunned the mainstream media merry-go-round, playing
his cards close to his chest and letting his stunning music do the talking. This has come in the form of three mixtapes, kicking
off with the moody House of Balloons in March 2011. Following up with the comparatively more upbeat Thursday
and complex Echoes of Silence, he was soon earning rave reviews for his live shows, appearing at a string of festivals
in the US, mainland Europe and the UK, where he turned heads at Wireless.
Surfing a wave of hype, he eventually signed
a record deal and put out his mixtapes on a 2012 compilation album, aptly titled Trilogy, before starting work on his
official debut album. With the release of the LP, Kiss Land, coming weeks before a date at London's 20,000-capacity
O2 Arena, this beguiling performer has achieved the unthinkable in the modern musical age: becoming an international icon
without giving anything away to a salivating media. Witness the latest evolution of this true musical phenomenon for yourself
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