According to international media, the Canadian singer The Weeknd resumed his first name on social networks just a few weeks after raising the possibility of doing so and that his fans support the idea of updating their accounts.
On May 15, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye updated his Twitter account to display his real name instead of his stage name. This is reportedly part of his plan to “kill The Weeknd,” as he put it in an interview on May 8.
Abel assures that “he is going through a cathartic path at this moment” in his life, which is why he thinks that the chapter must be closed as Weeknd, but not in music, because, according to the Canadian, he will continue in the industry while keeping his name. real, since getting rid of the Weeknd was necessary to “be him.”
It’s coming to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter. I’ll keep making music, maybe like Abel, maybe like The Weeknd. But still, I want to kill The Weeknd. And I’ll do it. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.
It should be noted that his stage name was born from an occasion in which he left school and left home apparently for a weekend, but never returned. Now, it could be said that having resumed her given name is a kind of metaphor to indicate that she has “come back home” or to her identity.
As The Weeknd, I’ve said all I can say.
In addition to this, one of the things that must be emphasized is that despite this change, his next album will be released under the name of The Weeknd. However, it is unknown if it will be the last with his stage name.
Let’s remember that the success of the Canadian with said nickname has been such that he has won four Grammys and has broken musical records. In March 2023, the Guinness Book of Records declared him the most popular artist in the world due to the number of monthly listeners he has on Spotify.
There is no doubt that Abel Tesfaye is a very talented man, although there is a possibility that he will be immediately recognized as The Weeknd and not Tesfaye, or what do you think?