Entertainment Music The Weeknd's Greatest Performance Highlights Share PINTEREST Email Print Music Rhythm & Blues Top Picks Rock Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Ken Simmons Ken Simmons is a seasoned broadcast journalist with national visibility, who specializes in writing about rhythm and blues, and pop music. our editorial process Ken Simmons Updated December 13, 2017 The year 2015 belonged to The Weeknd. The singer from Toronto, Canada dominated the year with Beauty Behind The Madness which was the most streamed album of 2015 with over 60 million listeners. "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and it won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness also earned a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album. He took home more honors at the American Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, BET Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards. The Weeknd also received additional nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. Here are 9 ways The Weeknd is dominating music. 01 of 09 2016 - Two Grammy Awards Getty Images: Credit: Phil Walter/Staff The Weeknd won two honors at the 2016 Grammy Awards on February 15, 2016, at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California: Best R&B Performance for "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind The Madness. He received five additional nominations: Record Of The Year ("Can't Feel My Face"), Album Of The Year (Beauty Behind The Madness), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Can't Feel My Face"), Best R&B Song and Best Song Written For Visual Media ("Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey). "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars won Record of the Year, "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran won Song of the Year, and 1989 by Taylor Swift was named Album of the Year. "Really Love" by D'Angelo and the Vanguard was voted Best R&B Song, and "Glory" by John Legend and Common from Selma was chosen Best Song Written For Visual Media. 02 of 09 2016 - Academy Award nomination "Earned it" by The Weeknd from Fifty Shades of Grey was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 88th Academy Awards which were being presented on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith from Spectre won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. 03 of 09 2015 - Two American Music Awards The Weeknd received two honors at the 43rd Annual American Music Awards hosted by Jennifer Lopez on November 22, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. He won Favorite Soul/R&B Album for Beauty Behind The Madness, and also Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B. The Weeknd was also nominated for Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year for "Can't Feel My Face." 04 of 09 2015 - Two Soul Train Music Awards At the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards hosted by Erykah Badu on November 6, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, The Weeknd won Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Favorite Album for Beauty Behind The Madness. 05 of 09 2015 - BET Award The Weeknd was honored with the Centric Award for "Earned It" at the 2015 BET Awards held on June 28, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. He was also nominated for the Viewer's Choice Award. One of the highlights of the show was his captivating performance of "Earned It" with Alicia Keys. 06 of 09 2015 - People's Choice Award At the 2016 People's Choice Awards on January 6, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, The Weeknd won Favorite R&B Artist. He was also nominated for Favorite Male Singer, Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Song ("Can't Feel My Face"), and Favorite Album (Beauty Behind The Madness). 07 of 09 2015 - Three MTV Video Music Awards nominations The Weeknd received three nominations for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015, in Los Angeles, California: Best Male Video ("Earned It"), Best Collaboration ("Love Me Harder" with Ariana Grande), and Song of Summer ("Can't Feel My Face"). The Weekend did not take home any awards, but he made a sizzling impression, literally setting the stage on fire for his performance of "Can't Feel My Face." 08 of 09 2016 - Two NAACP Image Awards nominations The Weeknd received two nominations for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding New Artist, and Outstanding Album for Beauty Behind The Madness. 09 of 09 2015 - Five Teen Choice Awards nominations The Weeknd received five nominations for the 2015 Teen Choice Awards which were held on August 16, 2015 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California: Choice Music - R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Choice Music - Breakout Artist, Choice Summer Music Star - Male, Choice Music - R&B/Hip-Hop Song ("Can't Feel My Face") , and Choice Music - Love Song ("Can't Feel My Face").