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The Weeknd: Thursday

Mike Diver, bbc.co.uk, August 2011

EARLIER THIS YEAR, Canadian singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfay) became a net sensation when his House of Balloons mixtape attracted the support of rapper Drake and highly positive reviews across the music press – stateside site Pitchfork compared its spectral qualities to The xx's Mercury-winning debut.

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