Released his second solo album, Beauty Behind the Madness
Issued his first solo studio album, Kiss Land
Signed with Republic Records to release a remastered version of all three mixtapes titled Trilogy
Issued first of three mixtapes, House of Balloons
Released his first songs via YouTube
Popular songs include "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills".
Known for such albums as "Trilogy" and "Trilogy: Echoes Of Silence"
His stage moniker came from a bit of apocrypha which alleged that after dropping out of high school, he "left one weekend" to pursue his music career and never returned. To avoid legal issues with another Canadian band named The Weekend, he dropped the third "e."
His first language was Amharic, a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia.
Collaborated with numerous artists, including Drake, The Disclosure, Meek Mill, Travis Scott and others.
Cited Michael Jackson as his primary vocal influence.
Credited as a primary influence on Nick Jonas' self-titled sophomore solo album.
His hairstyle was inspired in part by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Won two American Music Awards - Single of the Year for "Can't Feel My Face" and Favorite Soul/R&B album (Beauty Behind the Madness).
Won the 2016 People's Choice Award for Favorite R&B singer.