Taylor Swift isn’t the only singer with surprise guests up her sleeve. Toronto native The Weeknd delighted fans at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday (Nov. 5) when be brought British superstar Ed Sheeran on stage during his sold-out hometown show. The two singers performed their song “Dark Times” off The Weeknd’s best-selling album Beauty Behind the Madness. Ed, who co-wrote the track, had performed the sexy ballad during his own show in Toronto back in September.
The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, is riding a wave of success at the moment, having scored two number-one hits off his new compilation, “Can’t Feel My Face” and current chart-topper “The Hills,” not to mention the success of his contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, “Earned It”. He also just received five People’s Choice Award nominations, making him the most nominated musical act. He’ll battle it out against Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Nick Jonas and duet partner Ed for Favourite Male Artist at the show, set to air on Jan. 6.
"I'm still digesting it, to be honest with you," he told Rolling Stone about how he is handling his record-breaking success. "But the screams keep getting louder.” During the revealing interview The Weeknd also discussed his mysterious nature and how he likes to surprise people. “When people meet me, they say that I'm really kind — contrary to a lot of my music."
Next up, the the singer and rumoured beau of model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid will complete his The Madness Fall Tour and surely garner more accolades come award season.