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Meet the man behind the Weeknd's Grammy-nominated 'Beauty Behind the Madness'

Meet the man behind the Weeknd's Grammy-nominated 'Beauty Behind the Madness'

Stephan Moccio is a songwriter and producer who helped create one of last year's edgiest — and most successful — pop albums in "Beauty Behind the Madness" by the Weeknd.

The record, which is nominated for several prizes at next week's Grammy Awards (including album of the year), opens with a blast of scouring guitar fuzz that gives way to a song called "Real Life," in which the R&B singer born Abel Tesfaye warns his listener that "this boy wasn't meant for loving."

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