On an episode of Apple Music Radio Show Momento Mori, The Weeknd revisted his 2013 album, Kiss Land. He premiered a few songs from the album which didn’t make the final cut.
The broadcast featured song from Kiss Land and tracks that inspired Tesfaye during the recording of LP. The Weeknd released some fully formed demos from his album titled, For Your Eyes, One of Those Nights, Angel Face, Another One of Me and Heavenly Creatures.
He also revealed his unheard remix for Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence track, Money Power Glory. The due are reportedly to collaborate on the Weeknd’s track, Stargirl Interlude from his 2016 album, Starboy and on Rey’s 2017 single, Lust for Life.
The Weeknd also teased a new song last week and got nostalgic about the Kiss Land era.
About The Weeknd
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, who is known by his stage name The Weeknd began his career in 2010. He started his career by anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. He released mixtapes, House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence a year later. Tesfaye quickly gained a following and also got critical recognition from several mainstream publications. Everyone was intrigued by his dark style R&B and the mystery surrounding his identity.
He signed with Republic Records, in the year 2012 and re-released his mixtapes as part of his compilation album, Trilogy. Kiss Land was his debut album which released in 2013. He then went on to release Beauty Behind the Madness in the year 2015. It was among the bestselling albums of that year. It contained the number one singles on Billboard Hot 100 namely, Can’t Feel My face and The Hills.
The album was nominated for Album of the Year in the Grammy Awards in the year 2016. It won the Best Urban Contemporary Album.
His third album Starboy, which was released in the year 2016, had the hit single by the same name. It was a commercial success, similar to his previous album. It won the Best Urban Contemporary Album award at the Grammys in the year 2018.
The Weeknd’s fourth album After Hours, was released on 2020. It featured number one singles, Blinding Light and Heartless.
Awards and Achievements
He has won three Grammy awards, two American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards and nine Juno Awards. The Weeknd has also been nominated for an Academy Award.
He holds several chart records. Tesfaye is the first artist to simultaneously hold the the top three positions on Billboard Hot R&B Songs. The songs included Can’T Feel My Face, Earned It and The Hills. He was also awarded the Allan Straight Award by Canada’s Walk of Fame. The Weeknd was awarded this for making a positive impact in the fields of music, literature, films , visual or performing arts, sports , innovation or philanthropy.
He dated model Bella Hadid in 2015 but split in 2019. He enjoys watching television and is a big video game fan.
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