The Weeknd is a Canadian singer of Ethiopian origin named Abel Tesfaye. He chose his stage name at 17 years old; the story goes that one weekend he ran away from school and never returned. One letter was removed from the name to avoid legal issues with a Canadian band of the same name. The Weeknd’s professional career began in 2010 and has only been going upwards since then. Many music critics have noted that this singer is one of the best musical talents of our time.