The Weeknd, born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, wants to give up his last name—which was once done by Madonna, Cher, and Prince as well—, the Daily Mail reported.
The musician noted that his current stage name may also be changed to ABEL.
The artist's colleagues have already reacted to this idea. John Legend commented that this name change would be “dope.”
By the way, the most loyal fans do not call The Weeknd by his stage name, but by his name.