The Weeknd Allan Slaight Award

This was pretty cool and flat out a must-see for Weeknd fans.

The Allan Slaight Award has been awarded to the likes of Drake, Melanie Fiona, and Carly Rae Jespen for music excellence from Canada and this year’s recipient is none other than The Weeknd.

I don’t know much more about the background of the award or “Canada’s Walk of Fame”, but the preface to Weeknd’s acceptance speech does a good job of explaining the gist.

The highlight was the tribute video that recapped the mystique of The Weeknd and his rise to stardom. There are some awesome concert footage clips and behind the scenes meet and greet clips along with powerfully spoken co-signs from the likes of Rick Rubin and Diddy. (I guess Rick Rubin’s was silent, technically, ha!)

This now inspires a re-run of Kiss Land, doesn’t it?