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The Weeknd Flaunts His New Look

Popular musician, The Weeknd recently appeared unrecognizable as he stepped out for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival yesterday night.

At the Uncut Gems premiere on Monday night, which marks his feature film debut, the popular singer stormed the venue with a completely different look.

He totally changed from his signature look by doing away with his full-grown beard and only keeping a mustache.

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This new look is coming one month after he and Bella Hadid broke up again.

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.

He has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, nine Juno Awards, and has been nominated for one Academy Award. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists.

In 2010, he anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd” and released the critically acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in 2011. His mixtapes were later remastered and rereleased on the compilation album Trilogy (2012).

He has had three No. 1 releases (Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015, Starboy in 2016, and My Dear Melancholy in 2018) and a No. 2 release (Kiss Land in 2013) on the US Billboard 200. He has earned eight top-ten entries on the Billboard Hot 100: “Love Me Harder” with Ariana Grande; “Earned It”; “I Feel It Coming”; “Pray for Me” with Kendrick Lamar; “Call Out My Name”; and the number one singles “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, and “Starboy”. In 2015, He became the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with “Can’t Feel My Face”, “Earned It”, and “The Hills”.

The Weeknd was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye on February 16, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, and was raised in the district of Scarborough, in the city’s east end. He is the only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian immigrants to Canada in the late 1980s.

Tesfaye was raised by his grandmother and mother after his parents split up. While living with his grandmother Tesfaye learned Amharic, which he also spoke with his mother, and attended Ethiopian Orthodox church services. Tesfaye stated this in an interview regarding his father, “I saw him vaguely when I was six, and then again when I was 11 or 12, and he had a new family and kids. I don’t even know where he lived — I’d see him for, like, a night. I’m sure he’s a great guy. I never judged him. He wasn’t abusive, he wasn’t an alcoholic, he wasn’t an asshole. He just wasn’t there.”

 

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