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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known professionally as The Weeknd (pronounced "the weekend"), is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.
Relationship with Taylor Swift
On 11 July 2015, Taylor brought The Weeknd on stage with her during her 1989 world tour, where they performed his hit single "Can't Feel My Face".
In November 2015, The Weeknd told Rolling Stone that a very drunk Taylor once would not stop petting his hair at a Hollywood party. "I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I'm not going to be like, 'Hey, can you stop?' I mean, it felt good!" He also revealed she was a longtime fan of his work, stating: "She was like, 'I've been listening to 'The Morning' for years — it's one of my favorite songs ever!' I mean, she might have just Googled it, but she seemed genuine. Swift also spoke about the encounter stating: "I woke up to an email from the Weeknd, and he was like "You told me how beautiful I was for like 15 minutes straight and started to pet my hair."
In January 2017, The Weeknd began dating Taylor's close friend Selena Gomez. They later broke up in late October.
Both Taylor and The Weeknd have (separately) contributed music to the Fifty Shades of Grey film soundtracks.