The 25-year-old has seen his star rise rapidly during the last year, due to hits including Earned It and Can’t Feel My Face. His unique hair style has made him stand above the crowd, then when his path crossed with fellow pop star Taylor Swift’s, she seemed particularly fixated in reference to his matted locks.
“The whole time she was talking, she was a lot like, petting my hair?” he recalled to Rolling Stone. “I think she was only drawn to it — she must have already been a little gone off some drinks. And of course I’m not really like, ‘Hey, is it possible to stop?’ I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, ‘I definitely have to have a drink.’”
The Weeknd and Taylor have since become friends and she or he even invited the soulful singer to participate her onstage during her 1989 World Tour remain in New Jersey in July (15) to do a duet of Can’t Feel My Face.
As well as having hits of his very own, the star – real name Abel Tesfaye – also has worked closely with fellow Canadian Drake on his 2011 album Take Care. Abel paid a number of tracks that have been intended for their own mixtape, which has been a hard decision, in the end all this worked out for the top.
“I threw in the towel almost half of my album,” he was quoted saying. “It’s hard. I will continually be thankful — when it wasn’t for your light he shined on me, to know where I’d be. And everything happens to get a reason.”
His success is here as a slight surprise on the star considering he am self-conscious about his appearance when he was an aspiring singer.
“I was everything an R&B singer wasn’t,” he added. “I wasn’t fit. I wasn’t quite a boy. I was awkward as f**k. I didn’t such as way I looked in pictures — when I saw myself on the digital camera, I was like, ‘Eesh.'”
His insecurity has led him to help keep interviews low, that has been a particularly brave decision like a new artist needing to break into a. For a long time, people didn’t know whether The Weeknd would be a band or possibly a solo artist and Abel was pleased with that.
“If it backfired, I probably would are already doing interviews,” he explained. “But citizens were kind of liking me as being a f**king weirdo.”