What is The Weeknd's real name?
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7. What is The Weeknd's real name?
The Weeknd's real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He confessed he "hated" his name growing up, and changed it to 'The Weeknd' after dropping out of school at 17, leaving home one weekend with his friends and never returning. (Picture: Getty)