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Why and how Abel gave his name The Weeknd?

Everybody heard of The Weeknd and the big hits that broke overnight charts. But when you say Abel Tesfaye you would hardly know about who is this person in question.

When in one interview he was bit more in detail interviewed, he was asked why and how exactly become the name The Weeknd, and he finally revealed the story behind this stage name:

“I left home when I was 17, I left high school and convinced Lamar to do the same. We take only a mattress from our parents and put in an old van.That weekend we went and never returned home. Then I hated the name and I  taught how to be my stage name. It sounded cool. Just I pulled  “e” ,because there was already a Canadian band called The Weekend. ”

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