Weeknd is songwriter, singer of Canada. His full name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye and Weeknd is the name known to his fans. He posts many songs on YouTube under the username ‘The Weeknd’, then he got recognized by people. He got influenced by pop singer Michael Jackson and R&B stars like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott. As he began with mixtapes and three of his mixtapes like ‘House of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’, and ‘Echoes of Silence’, were lucrative for him to create a huge fan following. Moreover, all of his albums get positive reviews from viewers. He also interacts with his fans on twitter. He worked with famous stars like Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, and Kanye West.
The Weeknd Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
His birth date is February 16, 1990. He was born in Scarborough Ontario. His parents are Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye. Weeknd is the only child of his parents. His father left them when he was just one or two years old. He was brought up by his maternal grandmother and his mother. Moreover, his mother was working as a nurse to fulfill the needs of her family. Although he learned his first language Amharic from his grandmother, he speaks French very fluently. He goes to 2 schools during childhood. Weeknd dropped his school, left the house and lives separately along with his 2 friends at spencer Avenue’s single bedroom house.
The Weeknd Career Details
His music career started after his meeting to Jeremy Rose who was a producer. They start working on the R&B album named ‘The Weekend’. Furthermore, He created a YouTube channel whose username is ‘The Weeknd’ in 2010 and uploaded three songs. The songs become popular very quickly. In 2011, one of his mixtape titled ‘ House of Balloons’ was selected as a nominee for Polaris Music Prize. Within a few months, he started performing live and start working collaboratively as a vocalist with drake. He and his band began with performing on festivals in the US and throughout Europe in 2012. Kiss Land was the name of his first album which released in the year 2013. In 2014, for the duet song ‘Love Me Harder’ he collaborated with Ariana Grande. Then he released his second studio album in August 2015. In November 2016, his third studio album was released titled ‘Starboy’.
His most successful album is ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ that earns nominations and multiple awards. Moreover, it becomes the best-selling album of 2015.
The Weeknd Relationships And Dating History
Since 2015, he was in a relationship with runway model Bella Hadid. Furthermore, She appeared in one of his music album videos titled ‘In the Night’. However, in late 2016 they had broken up due to some conflicts. Again, In early 2017, rumors spread of his dating with pop star Selena Gomez as they worked on a project together and come close to each other.
The Weeknd Net Worth
The Weeknd has a net worth of $90 million. He grossed $90 million from record sales, touring, merchandise and more between June 2016 and June 2017.