The short answer is, we did!
The Weeknd, byname of Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, (born February 16, 1990, Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Canadian rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter who was perhaps best known for his explicit songs about sex and drugs, many of which were autobiographical, and for his soaring falsetto and its singular tremolo.
With Drake as an admirer and backer, Tesfaye had greater access to recording opportunities, and by March 2011 he had put together a nine-song mixtape, House of Balloons, which he released as a free download. The album gained critical notice and was short-listed for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize. Tesfaye made his first public appearance as The Weeknd in a Toronto nightclub in July that year. He released two more free mixtapes in 2011, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. In addition, he contributed to the 2011 Drake release Take Care.
The Weeknd partnered with Republic Records in September 2012. Two months later he released Trilogy, made up of remastered versions of the songs on the three mixtapes; it became a best seller. However, The Weeknd’s first studio album, Kiss Land (2013), failed to penetrate beyond his fan base.
The Weeknd subsequently asked his record company for help in crafting songs. The outcome was a professional relationship with the hit-making Swedish producer Max Martin and a duet with pop star Ariana Grande, “Love Me Harder.” The song, released in 2014, reached the top 10. The Weeknd’s next three hit singles, “Earned It,” “The Hills,” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” were featured on Beauty Behind the Madness (2015). In 2016 The Weeknd won Canada’s Juno Award for artist of the year for the second consecutive year, as well as four other Junos, including album of the year. He also won Grammy Awards for best R&B performance for “Earned It,” and Beauty Behind the Madness took the award for the best urban contemporary album. In addition, “Earned It,” which was included on the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), was nominated for an Academy Award in 2016.
The Weeknd’s success continued with Starboy (2016), which featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Daft Punk. It was a commercial hit and earned a Grammy for best urban contemporary album. His next release, My Dear Melancholy, (2018), recalled the moody, atmospheric sounds of his earlier music. In 2019 The Weeknd made his feature-film debut, appearing as himself in the crime dramedy Uncut Gems, which starred Adam Sandler. (via Britannica)
Recently, The Weeknd had an idea of sharing his music through some merch. These awesome merchandises include The Weeknd Frog Lollipops, which are made especially by Sparko Sweets.
We are honored to be a part of this project and are very happy with how the lollipops turned out.
It took us a month and a half to launch this completely new lollipop concept from scratch. And it is super awesome to be able to work with a wonderful team and THE WEEKND.
We can customize your lollipops for you! They are perfect for parties and celebrations, or you can also give them as a gift!