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The Weeknd

Despite his secretive persona at the start of his career, The Weeknd has since grown into a platinum-selling superstar.

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    The Weeknd

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About the artist

From City / Country: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Debut Release: House of Balloons (2011)

Biggest Hit: Starboy (2016)

Previous EMA Wins: 1

Fun Fact: Abel Tesfaye started his career by anonymously uploading videos of his music to YouTube under what is now known as his stage name, The Weeknd.

Why MTV Loves Him: The Weeknd keeps impressive company both professionally and personally. When he's not hitting the stage with the likes of Daft Punk, Drake and Kanye West, the R&B singer is all about the PDA while spending time with girlfriend Selena Gomez.