"Oliver was the one vouching for me."The then-anonymous Tesfaye declined all interviews.In part, it was because he worried he wasn't well-spoken enough: A high school dropout, he used to do crossword puzzles to improve his vocabulary, and to this day, he often wishes he were more articulate.
His new album, has sold more than half a million copies in a couple of months, and he's preparing to launch a national arena tour in November.
"; Sal is a courtly charmer who grew up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war and now dates a former Miss USA.
Right now, they're trying to figure out how to get from Norway, where Tesfaye will be for promo in a few days, to Texas, where he has a show. The tour manager says he'll check, but they're talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There are Tumblrs and website listicles devoted to it; when I told the immigration agent at Heathrow what I was doing in the U.
K., he said, "That's the geezer with all the hair, innit?