Is The Weeknd quitting music after changing his name to Abel Tesfaye? Here's what we knowThe Weeknd recently changed his name on social media to Abel Tesfaye, his birth name. Author : Malkit Singh
Among the most famous singers in the world- The Weeknd came with a strange surprise for his fans after he decided to change his name once again and go back to his roots. The Weeknd recently changed his name on social media to Abel Tesfaye, his birth name. The Candian singer who is well known for record-breaking chartbuster songs like Binding Lights, Starboy, Save Your Tears and more had asked his fans on Twitter whether he should change his name to Abel which is his birth name. As per BBC, The Weeknd had asked in his Tweet, "ABEL formally known as The Weeknd?" It is pertinent to mention here that after The Weeknd's name change, fans are requesting the 33-year-old singer not to quit making songs. Now, the question arises whether The Weeknd is quitting music and why he changed his name. To know the answer continue reading-
Is The Weeknd quitting music after name change?
In a one-to-one session with W magazine, the Canadian pop-star had revealed that he wanted to "kill the Weeknd". He was quoted saying, "I'm going through a cathartic path right now...It's getting to a place and time where I'm getting ready to close The Weeknd chapter. I'll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I'm definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn."
If we break the statement of The Weeknd, then it can be said that the award-winning pop-star will not quit the music. He may make music under his birth name- Abel Tesfaye.
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Now, the question arises why his fans are worried that he may quit music? The answer is in the same interview, Abel had said that he is currently working on might be his "last hurrah as The Weeknd" adding, "This is something that I have to do....As The Weeknd, I've said everything I can say."
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The Weeknd enjoys a massive fan following all around the world. The Canadian Pop star earlier registered his name in Guinness World Record. As per Guinness World Records, The Weeknd is "statistically the most popular musician on the planet". Guinness World Record suggests that "No one else even comes close." Not only this, the organization had even labeled The Weeknd as 'king of spotify' after he registered two world records. Currently, The Weeknd, has the most monthly listeners on Spotify, with 111.4 million. Furthermore, he is also the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners on spotify.