What happened to Abel Makkonen Tesfaye?
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, alias ‘The Weeknd’ has died at the age of 29. Rest in peace The Weeknd … XO.
Who is Abel Tesfaye?
In 2020, Tesfaye was listed by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, to Ethiopian immigrants Samrawit Hailu and Makkonen Tesfaye.
What did Faye Tesfaye say about his new music?
On May 24, Tesfaye performed "Save Your Tears" at the Billboard Music Awards. He was nominated for a record sixteen awards, and won ten, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Song. When accepting his awards, Tesfaye continued to tease new music by saying "the After Hours are done, and The Dawn is coming".
Is Tesfaye the future of R&B?
Tesfaye has helped broaden R&B's musical palette to incorporate indie and electronic styles; his work has been categorized with the alternative R&B tag. Mistry writes that he "will be obsequiously praised as the future of R&B music-because is a black singer, not because he's making quantifiable, canonical R&B".