The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Mixtape)

At 10 p.m. last night, an emerging artist from Toronto released his inaugural project, House of Balloons, and the high demand for it crashed his website. The music of Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd, is new to almost everyone, but has been receiving a strong push from Drake via his Twitter and blog over the past month. While it may appear to be a simple case of "big artist tries to put on unknown artist from the same hometown," The Weeknd's unique lo-fi R&B sound stands out from the music of his mentor. Take a listen to some of The Weekend's songs by visiting his YouTube channel and download his debut project, House of Balloons, here.