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Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, is a recording artist and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name “The Weeknd”, though his identity was initially unknown. In 2011, he released three nine-track mixtapes: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were critically acclaimed. In 2012, he released a compilation album, Trilogy, consisting of remastered versions of the mix tape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO. In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land.