The 25-year-old has seen his star rise rapidly over the last year, due to hits including Earned It and Can’t Feel My Face. His unique hair style has additionally 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 similar to, petting my hair?” he recalled to Rolling Stone. “I think she only agreed to be drawn to it — she must happen to be a little gone off several drinks. And of course I’m not like, ‘Hey, would you stop?’ I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that’s when I was like, ‘I definitely desire a drink.’”
The Weeknd and Taylor have since become friends and she or he even invited the soulful singer to participate in her onstage during her 1989 World Tour stay in New Jersey in July (15) to do a duet of Can’t Feel My Face.
As well as having hits of his personal, the star – real name Abel Tesfaye – has worked closely with fellow Canadian Drake on his 2011 album Take Care. Abel presented a number of tracks which were intended for their own mixtape, which had been a hard decision, however in the end all this worked out for the very best.
“I threw in the towel almost half of my album,” he was quoted saying. “It’s hard. I will regularly be thankful — whether or not this wasn’t for that light he shined on me, to know where I’d be. And everything happens for just a reason.”
His success has arrived as a tiny surprise on the star considering he was 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 a fairly boy. I was awkward as f**k. I didn’t such as the way I looked in pictures — when I saw myself using a digital camera, I was like, ‘Eesh.'”
His insecurity has led him to maintain interviews down, which had 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 have been a band or maybe a solo artist and Abel was pleased with that.
“If it backfired, I probably would are already doing interviews,” he stated. “But everyone was kind of liking me to be a f**king weirdo.”