The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.
His father later abandoned the family, prompting his maternal grandmother to take care of Abel.
It’s part true, more Swedish women are interested in foreign men than they are in other Swedes.
Yet despite the success stories, online dating remains mysteriously absent from that race to innovate.
On the surface, the search for love seems like an ideal candidate for video - if a picture on a profile is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth several times that - but few dating services have dared incorporate video into their features.
Hinge and Lively hope to be at the forefront of the eventual, seemingly inevitable, push to make video a regular part of the digital dating experience.
Lively, a video-based social app, recently announced the release of augmented live video chat, while Hinge debuted a feature to add video clips to profiles.