House of Balloons is the debut mixtape by Canadian singer The Weeknd. It was released as a free download on March 21, 2011, by XO. The mixtape was also released on his official website. Its music incorporates electronic and urban genres, including R&B and soul, along with trip hop, indie rock and dream pop tones.The contributions to the mixtape’s production came from Canadian record producers such as Doc McKinney, Zodiac and Illangelo, among others.
In September 2013, The Weeknd revealed that the House of Balloons is a real place, located at 65 Spencer Ave in Toronto.