The Weeknd may well be Canada’s next star export
If hype and raw musical talent do in fact equate to success to come, November 13 should go down in the books as a day this nation celebrated the export of its latest global music sensation. That day marks the release of The Weeknd’s debut album Trilogy. Sounds like a stretch, right? Not really. The 22-year-old Torontonian of Ethiopian descent, whose government name is Abel Tesfaye, has sonically been on a tear over the last two years. “Wicked Games” is the first single off Trilogy, an album made up of The Weeknd’s three highly-acclaimed 2011 mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence.