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The Weeknd – Thursday [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – This is the highly anticipated Thursday mixtape from The Weeknd. On it’s first day available the project received more than 180,000 downloads. You can download it for free after the jump link. XO

“As with his previous works, production for Thursday was handled entirely by Canadian producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo. Buzz singles “Rolling Stone” and “The Birds Part One” preceded the mixtape’s release. Canadian rapper Drake contributes guest vocals to track “The Zone”.”

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01. Lonely Star
02. Life of the Party
03. Thursday
04. The Zone
05. The Birds (Part One)
06. The Birds (Part Two)
07. Gone
08. Rolling Stone
09. Heaven or Las Vegas

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House of Balloons

House of Balloons was nominated for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. It was also included on the Polaris Short List, which narrows down the 40 nominees to 10. The Polaris Music Prize honours albums from artists across Canada. The winner will be announced at the September 19th Gala at the Masonic Temple in Toronto, and will receive $30,000. The song “High for This” is currently featured in the promo for the final season of the HBO show “Entourage.”

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01 – High For This
02 – What You Need
03 – House Of Balloons – Glass Table Girls
04 – The Morning
05 – Wicked Games
06 – The Party & The After Party
07 – Coming Down
08 – Loft Music
09 – The Knowing

About The Weeknd

The Weeknd is the stage name of Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye. The Weeknd gained popularity in March 2011 after releasing his first album, House of Balloons. Prior to working with producers Illangelo and Doc McKinney, the artist was previously associated with the production team The Noise.

From the beginning however, The Weeknd has been supported by rapper Drake and his OVO crew. In fact, OVO crew member Oliver El-Khatib was the one who first played The Weeknd’s music to Drake, at which point he fell in love with the artist’s voice. Publicity created by Drake via his Twitter account ultimately led to The Weeknd’s initial popularity, and the singer has since exploded onto the music scene, having been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, MTV news, MuchMusic and more.

The Weeknd performed his first ever concert at The Mod Club in Toronto on July 24, 2011. This is only the beginning for Abel. More info will be added as it comes. Until then, continue to support the XO gang… ’til we overdose.

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