Though some may still be unfamiliar with The Weeknd, Drake and producer Noah "40" Shebib consider him to be family.
"Weeknd is obviously someone very close to us and our family,” said Shebib to MTV News. “He's from Toronto and someone we've been associated with and working with for quite some time. So that's close to home, that's easy. He's in and out of the studio whatever the case is — that's family."
As part of the family, the singer-songwriter has been gaining notoriety with his appearances on Drake’s Take Care album tracks “Crew Love” and “The Ride."
Thus far, the Toronto- native has released a mixtape trilogy ending with his most recent installment “Echoes of Silence” and is set to perform at the Coachella music festival. --Jazmine Gray