Abel Tesfaye—a.k.a. The Weeknd—is an artist with unstoppable momentum. In four short years, the innovative vocalist/songwriter/producer has stepped out of the shadowy R&B underground and become a full-blown pop phenomenon.
He followed an alluring trilogy of 2011 full-length mixtapes with memorable contributions to 2014’s Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. But his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness, is on another level entirely. The gorgeous collection of live-wire melodies and hazy atmosphere featured the sparkling international hit ”Can’t Feel My Face”.