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The Weeknd tempted to “pull a Ye” and change his name

The Weeknd is already working on his next big project.

And it could include a name-change.

According to HypeBeast, Abel Tesfaye tweeted that he’s considering a rebrand.

Well, okay, it’s probably mostly a joke.

“i feel like i should change my stage name to ABEL at this point lol.” he tweeted. “no last name. Like Madonna or Cher or Prince.”

“I don’t know, it seems like a lot” he added.

But after receiving a wealth of positive feedback, he might legitimately be considering it.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – MARCH 26: The Weeknd performs at Lollapalooza Brazil day 2 at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)

But Abel isn’t the only singer considering a re-brand.

Last month, Kelly Clarkson had her name legally changed to “Kelly Brianne.”

In the wake of her divorce, she said it was a new name that “more fully reflects who I am”

According to Today.com, she’s still planning to use her stage name “Kelly Clarkson” professionally.

“I don’t think I can change Clarkson at this point. I’m 20 years in!”

Read more on this story at HypeBeast.com



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