Abel Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd who was born in Canada from Ethiopian parents did what is never been done in before in music history. He becomes 1st Artist to Ever Simultaneously Hold Top 3 Slots on Billboard’s R&B Chart according to a report from the popular music and culture website Source.com
According to his Wikipedia page; Since Tesfaye’s father was never around when he was growing up, and his mother was constantly working, his grandmother took care of him most of his young life. Because of this, Tesfaye speaks fluent Amharic; it was the first language he learned
Read the Excerpt from the Source.com on Abel’s accomplishment
The Weeknd‘s first free album, House of Balloons, was so good, he struggled in the years following its release to put out music that captured his audience’s attention the way HOB did.
In 2015, that cold-ish streak comes to an end. Since the early months of this year, when his contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, “Earned It,” gripped airwaves nationwide, Weeknd has been on a historic streak, thanks in large part to the first two official singles from his forthcoming sophomore album, Beauty Behind The Madness. “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” have both shot up the charts, and currently sit at #12 and #3 on the Hot 100 respectively.
The Weeknd – The Hills
Today, Billboard broke the news that Abel’s streak isn’t just dominating the current year, it hasn’t ever been done. For the first time, the same artist (The Weeknd) owns the top 3 slots on Billboard’s Hot R&B charts, with “Can’t Feel My Face,” leading the pack, and “The Hills” and “Earned It” coming in at 2 and 3 respectively.
It couldn’t come at a better time. The Weeknd just recently announced that his new album, Beauty Behind The Madness, will be out next month.
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