Why is The Weeknd misspelled? The story behind The Weeknd’s stage name is simple. Millions of us watched him stumble through a hall of mirrors last night during the Super Bowl Halftime show.
The memes make themselves, but many may be as confused as he was about the spelling his stage name.
As the story goes, Abel Tesfaye hated his real name, so he adopted “The Weekend.” That was fine, except there was already a band with that name.