With a net worth of over $92M, and an average of 400,000 album copies sold during each release week, The Weeknd is one of the most renowned global artists and producers.
His real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, although the lack of appreciation for his own name led to the creation of the “The Weeknd”, named after the weekend in which he left home and dropped out of school, never coming back.
The Weeknd – "Acquainted"
In this track, The Weeknd expresses the importance of finding real love. Throughout the lyrics, he emphasizes the fact that he has met many fake people which have made him cry numerous times, but since he found real love, he feels safe.
The Weeknd - "Party Monster"
This is one of The Weeknd’s hardest songs. It talks about his experience in meeting the perfect woman, who is ‘downing tequila’ and ‘bumping lines’.
The Weeknd ft. Kendrick Lamar, Daniel Wilson – "Sidewalks"
“Sidewalks” are used to describe the humble path from nothing all the way to fame and fortune. Both The Weeknd and Kendrick grew up in very poor cities, with very high crime rates, and this song perfectly emphasizes their struggle for a better future.
The Weeknd - "House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls"
“House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls” was released in 2011 in his mixtape “House of Balloons”. It is neither The Weeknd’s top hit nor the catchiest song he released, although it perfectly sets the mood for a controversial, The Weeknd-type scene.
The Weeknd - "What You Need"
This seducing track depicts The Weeknd as the man who can provide a woman with the necessary drugs and physical intentions. His lover, in this case, is victim to The Weeknd’s emotional appeal, which leads her into seduction.
The Weeknd - "In the Night"
“In the Night” co-produced by Max-Martin, has a true Michael Jackson vibe to the song, which is dedicated to the strippers who feel lonely in this cold and painful world.
The Weeknd - "Tell Your Friends"
Fame and the problems that come along with it, mainly problems related to women, are central to this song. The Weeknd expresses the times when women slept with him and the times that they bragged about it. This is common to celebrities, and The Weeknd decided to release a song about it.
The Weeknd - "Earned It"
This song is most commonly known form the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”. His lyrics, the beat, and the music video itself set the mood for a romantic and seducing night. So be ready to grab your partner and vibe to the song, meanwhile minding your own business…
The Weeknd – "Often"
Throughout this track, The Weeknd expresses his careless attitude towards having a relationship. Not once is the singer shown smiling in the music video, hence further emphasizing the lack of feelings on The Weekend’s behalf.
The Weeknd - "The Morning"
In this track, The Weekend’s main theme in this single is the grind for ‘paper’, also known as money. His lyrics often reference to his ‘virgin’ (recent) approach to the rich and famous life, outlining activities such as house parties and private flights to California.
The Weeknd - "Wicked Games"
“Wicked games” was released in 2011 in the mixtape “House of Balloons”, and is considered to be The Weekend’s debut single, which launched his career. The single was later inserted in the album “Trilogy”, released further on in November 2012.
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – "Starboy"
“I’m tryna put you in the worst mood, ah
P1 cleaner than your church shoes, ah
Milli point two just to hurt you, ah
All red Lamb’ just to tease you, ah
None of these toys on lease too, ah
Made your whole year in a week too, yah
Main b***h out your league too, ah
Side b***h out of your league too, ah
How does it make you feel?
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - "I Feel it Coming"
This track, which ends up as number 18 on “Starboy”, is the perfect track to end off a masterpiece of an album. The positivity in its lyrics and the Romantic, groovy vibe that is set once playing the song makes it one of The Weekend’s greatest hits.
The Weeknd - "Can’t Feel My Face"
Being one of the best produced hits of 2015, “Can’t Feel My Face” is one of The Weeknd’s most known hits. Although many of you guys may vibe to the tune, you probably don’t know that the song actually talks about the use of cocaine:
“And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb”
“We both know we can’t go without it”
The Weeknd - "The Hills"
With over 1,2 billion views on youtube, “The Hills” sets itself at the top of the list. This powerful single expresses the artist’s personality and true character, described in the song as unstable but caring.