The Weeknd

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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), known professionally as the Weeknd (pronounced "weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Toronto and raised in Scarborough, Tesfaye began his recording career in 2009 by anonymously uploading his song "Do It" to YouTube. Two years later, he met music executives Sal Slaiby and Amir Esmailian, with whom he founded XO Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of The Weeknd has received more than 31,885,472 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). The Weeknd is the 815th most popular singer (up from 1,094th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from Canada (up from 307th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Canadian Singer.

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  • 32M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.26

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, The Weeknd ranks 815 out of 3,541Before him are Vanilla Ice, Sami Yusuf, Riccardo Fogli, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, and Michael Bublé. After him are Phil Anselmo, Dennis Frederiksen, Lightnin' Hopkins, Guy Béart, Elaine Paige, and Angelica Catalani.

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Among people born in 1990, The Weeknd ranks 13Before him are Toni Kroos, Miralem Pjanić, Ciro Immobile, André Schürrle, Magnus Carlsen, and Machine Gun Kelly. After him are Douglas Costa, Bojan Krkić, David de Gea, Çağatay Ulusoy, Wojciech Szczęsny, and Peter Sagan.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, The Weeknd ranks 225 out of 1,130Before him are Robbie Robertson (1943), Raymond Massey (1896), Patrick J. Adams (1981), Kim Coates (1958), Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville (1661), and Michael Bublé (1975). After him are Norman L. Bowen (1887), Deborah Kara Unger (1966), Allan Dwan (1885), Harry Saltzman (1915), Hal Foster (1892), and Bobby Hull (1939).

Among SINGERS In Canada

Among singers born in Canada, The Weeknd ranks 14Before him are Shawn Mendes (1998), Nelly Furtado (1978), Shania Twain (1965), Alanis Morissette (1974), Jon Vickers (1926), and Michael Bublé (1975). After him are George London (1920), James LaBrie (1963), Garou (1972), Peaches (1966), Gordon Lightfoot (1938), and Terry Jacks (1944).

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