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Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
A sold-out crowd flocked to downtown’s Toyota Center to see The Weeknd perform. Photo by Julian Bajsel
Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
The Weeknd performed hit singles including “Can’t Feel My Face,"“Often” and “Earned It." Photo by Julian Bajsel
Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
The Weeknd belted out a cross-genre playlist of out sexy R&B ballads, catchy pop tunes and brooding melodies  Photo by Julian Bajsel
Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
The Weeknd also performed faves like "Shameless,” “The Prisoner," “Angel,” and sexy hit, “The Hills." Photo by Julian Bajsel
Houston, The Weeknd, December 2015, onstage
If the press-shy 25-year-old Canadian with Ethiopian roots feels any pressure to live up to predictions that he will be world’s next big recording star, it didn’t show. Photo by Julian Bajsel