Born Abel Tesfaye, he is an R&B performer whose debut album, Trilogy, was gold-certified. He's had 8 top ten entries in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including hits such as "The Hills," "Can't Feel My Face" and "Starboy."He has won multiple awards, including nine Juno Awards and three Grammy Awards.
He started gaining a following after uploading his songs to YouTube in 2010. He went on to release a mixtape called House of Balloons, which was met with critical acclaim.
He had his first top twenty R&B single with "Wicked Games" in 2012.