In March, the artist has crowned the most listened-to artist on the Spotify platform, just in time for his Latin American tour.
The great The Weeknd is not only enough to release great songs that become known worldwide, the last week of March the Guinness World Records gave him first place for having the most monthly listeners on the music platform Spotify and also reached 100 million monthly listeners until March 20, 2023. It is worth mentioning this great award because, in addition, the artist will visit Colombia on Wednesday, October 4 of this year, so if you still do not know this great artist, here we will tell you a little about who he is, his real name, we will show you some of his songs that surely you have heard at some point and even encourage you to go to the concert in October.
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - Die For You (Official Audio)
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 2010s with his mixtapes, which showcased his unique blend of R&B, pop, and hip-hop. Since then, he has become one of the most successful artists in the music industry, with multiple chart-topping albums and hit singles.
The Weeknd’s career began in 2010 when he uploaded three songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd.” He released three mixtapes between 2011 and 2013, which helped to establish him as a rising star in the music industry. The mixtapes, which were released for free on the internet, gained critical acclaim for their innovative sound and introspective lyrics.
The Weeknd - Take My Breath (Official Music Video)
The Weeknd’s breakthrough came with his major label debut album “Kiss Land” in 2013. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and featured hit singles such as “Belong to the World” and “Live For.” However, it was his next album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” that truly propelled him to superstardom.
“Beauty Behind the Madness,” released in 2015, featured some of The Weeknd’s most iconic songs, including “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills,” and “Earned It.” The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and earned The Weeknd multiple Grammy nominations.
Since then, The Weeknd has continued to dominate the charts with hit albums and singles. His 2020 album “After Hours” was a critical and commercial success, featuring hit singles such as “Blinding Lights” and “Heartless.”
The Weeknd - The Hills (Official Video)
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Official Video)
One of The Weeknd’s defining features as an artist is his innovative sound. He has managed to blend multiple genres, including R&B, pop, and hip-hop, to create a unique and distinct style. His music often features moody, atmospheric beats, layered vocals, and introspective lyrics.
The Weeknd’s ability to innovate and push boundaries has earned him critical acclaim from both fans and critics alike. He has been praised for his ability to create music that is both emotionally raw and sonically complex.
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights (Official Video)
The Weeknd - Heartless (Official Video)
Collaborations and Influences
The Weeknd has collaborated with a wide range of artists throughout his career. He has worked with artists such as Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Ariana Grande, among others. His collaborations have helped to expand his sound and reach new audiences.
The Weeknd has also been influenced by a wide range of artists. He has cited Michael Jackson, Prince, and R. Kelly as some of his biggest musical influences. His music has been described as a modern take on classic R&B, with elements of pop and hip-hop thrown in for good measure.
Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life (Official Video) ft. The Weeknd
The Weeknd - The Zone ft. Drake (Official Video)
Impact and Legacy
The Weeknd’s impact on the music industry cannot be overstated. He has managed to carve out a distinct and innovative sound, which has helped to push the boundaries of R&B and pop music. His ability to blend multiple genres and create emotionally raw music has earned him a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim.
Beyond his music, The Weeknd has also been praised for his activism and philanthropy. In 2020, he donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts and donated to various organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Weeknd - Is There Someone Else? (Official Music Video)
In conclusion, The Weeknd is one of the most innovative and successful artists in the music industry today. His ability to blend multiple genres and create emotionally raw music has earned him a devoted fanbase and critical acclaim. His impact on the music industry will undoubtedly continue to be felt for years to come.