Canada has had quite a successful year with artists like Jacques Greene, Lunice, Ango and Drake really highlighting North America's untapped musical resource. It's hard in a country that is famous for Ice Hockey, Mounties and Celine Dion to get some serious recognition even if you are signed to a successful label but try doing it on your own with no financial backing.
That is where The Weeknd come in.
D.D - The Weeknd
Abel Tesfaye is the man behind the moniker and with part three of his mixtape trilogy Echoes of Silence available this week, again for free, he has fully gained the attention of the world. Check out the latest release plus Thursday and House of Balloons via The Weeknd website (all for free) and play them for the ladies.