The Weeknd Might Not Be The Weeknd For Much Longer

Could the Canadian musician be pulling a Bowie?

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The Weeknd - who is he? Why can't he feel his face? Can he spell properly?

These are all questions we could put to the Canadian musician.

But he probably wouldn't answer, such is the mysteriousness of the 27 year-old crooner.

Though the notoriously private singer and producer, who anonymously put his music online back in 2010, is becoming increasingly public.

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Partly due to his hit songs, and partly due to his A-list relationships with supermodel Bella Hadid and current girlfriend, Queen of Instagram Selena Gomez, the Weeknd has become more visible than ever.

Selena Gomez and the Weeknd

Starring at Selena's girl's nights and envy-inducing Italian holidays he has gone from 'that guy who sings The Hills', to one half of one of the most famous couples around.

But, he may be dropping his stage alias.

The name the Weeknd apparently refers to the fact that he went home from school one weekend and never returned, dropping out at about 17-years-old.

So we might have to start referring to him as 'The Artist Formally Known As The Weeknd'.

Yes, the We- we mean Abel Tesfaye, spoke to Harper's Bazaar US, for their Icons Issue, about how he is considering dropping the nom de plume.

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He told the magazine that he might 'tinker' with his public persona for his next album saying,

'Kind of like pulling a Ziggy Stardust. Maybe I'll retire from being the Weeknd. Or maybe I'll just give him a break.'

We're totally all for the unveiling of Abel, but the star might struggle with the new intimacy dropping his stage persona might take, he also said in the interview, 'I'm not in a rush to let people know everything about me. Mystery is always great.'

Abel, or the Weeknd, or whatever else he decides to call himself, we don't really care. As long as he keeps bringing out the tunes and keeping our Selena happy, we're fine with it.

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