The Weeknd is a famous Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer. He was born on February 16, 1990, in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada. He has won many awards, including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
Abel is also the first artist to have more than 100 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His most of songs are dark and atmospheric and writes personal lyrics about his life and experiences. He is currently on his “After Hours Til Dawn” tour.
- 1 The Weeknd Biography
- 2 Early Life
- 3 Family
- 4 Girlfriend
- 5 Education
- 6 Career
- 7 Albums
- 8 Film
- 9 Social Media
- 10 Net Worth
- 11 Favorites
- 12 Physical Appearance
- 13 Interesting Facts About The Weeknd
The Weeknd Biography
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
February 16, 1990
33 (As of now, 2023)
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, West Hill Collegiate Institute
Singer, songwriter, record producer
$150 Million (As of 2023)
Music, Fashion & Photography
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the only child of Ethiopian immigrants. Tesfaye grew up in the Scarborough district, in the city’s east end. He was passionate about singing and uploaded many songs online during his struggling days.
His father’s name is Makkonen Tesfaye and his mother’s name is Samrawit Hailu. Tesfaye has one older brother, Samra Tesfaye.
As of 2023, he is currently single but he has been linked to a number of celebrities, including Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez.
Tesfaye dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade to pursue a music career.
Abel started his career by uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and released three mixtapes House of Balloons (2011), Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. These mixtapes were praised by analysts and fans and helped to establish Tesfaye as a rising star in the music industry. However, in 2012, he joined Republic Records and launched his debut studio album, Kiss Land. The album was a commercial success, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
- Kiss Land (2013)
- Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)
- Starboy (2016)
- After Hours (2020)
- Dawn FM (2022)
- Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)
- Uncut Gems (2019)
- The Show (2021)
- Live at SoFi Stadium (2023)
- The Idol (2023)
He has 60M followers on Instagram
He has 17.3M Followers on Twitter.
He has 17M followers on Facebook.
He has 32.4M subscribers on Youtube.
Social Media Handles
As of now (2023), his net worth is $150 million.
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Interesting Facts About The Weeknd
- He started his music career through a YouTube channel.
- He has won six Grammy Awards, 14 Billboard Music Awards, and 17 Juno Awards.
- He has sold over 70 million records worldwide.
- He is a popular live performer and has toured all over the world.
- He has collaborated with many famous artists, including Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar.
- Taylor Swift and Tom Cruise are also among the influential personalities on the internet.