Abel Tesfaye breezed through BBC's Live Lounge recently for a brief set that included his two No. 1's, "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills." He transformed the latter into a guitar-only dirge, which provided fans with a rare glimpse of the Weeknd as an acoustic troubadour. (See "Rolling Stone" for an early example of this.)
"The Hills" recently replaced "Can't Feel My Face"at No. 1, making the Weeknd the 12th artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to knock his own hit out of the top spot. Find out why the singer is the villain you find yourself rooting for.