Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd has released his new song, “Moth To A Flame”, featuring Swedish House Mafia.
Born February 16, 1990, and beginning his musical career in 2009 by anonymously releasing music to YouTube, Tesfaye founded the XO record label in 2011, and released the critically acclaimed mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence that year; he subsequently signed with Republic Records, and released his debut studio album, Kiss Land, in 2013.
Tesfaye gained major critical and commercial success with his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), which reached atop the US Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills”.
Tesfaye’s third studio album, Starboy (2016), achieved similar commercial success, and included the number-one single of the same name.
In 2020, Tesfaye released his fourth studio album, After Hours, which featured the worldwide chart record-setting single “Blinding Lights”, and the number-one singles “Heartless” and “Save Your Tears”.
On August 2, 2021, Tesfaye released a snippet of his upcoming project onto social media platforms with the phrase “take my breath” ending the Teaser. Later that day, he covered the September 2021 issue of GQ, marking the magazine’s first global publication.
Then, in a collaboration with NBC Sports and the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tesfaye announced his new single “Take My Breath”, which was released on August 6. The single’s announcement was followed by a promotional video featuring hurdlers Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad, middle-distance runner Athing Mu and sprinter Gabrielle Thomas. Later that month, Tesfaye appeared on Kanye West’s tenth studio album Donda, singing lead vocals on the track “Hurricane.”