Abel Tesfaye (popularly known as ‘The Weeknd’) has been around for quite some time, but only until recently did he finally skyrocket to mainstream popularity with his solo breakout hit “Earned It” from the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. This PBR&B/ Hip-Hop artist has been dubbed the ‘songbird of his generation’ and ‘the best musical talent since Michael Jackson’.
With his sexy contemporary R&B tracks making their way into everyone’s playlist, The Weeknd gained rampant critical acclaim for his 3 mixtapes: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which he later put together to make a three-disc album titled Trilogy. Kiss Land, released in 2013, is his first studio album.
With a second highly-anticipated album coming, containing provocative singles like “The Hills”, and this week’s #3 hit on the Billboard Top 100, “Can’t Feel My Face” are undoubtedly making critics and fans anxious.
Beauty Behind The Madness is scheduled for release on August 28, 2015.