Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, also professionally known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, music producer, and songwriter. He is the winner of two American Music Awards, three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Music Awards and nine Juno Awards. With numerous successful hits over the past years, his songs Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy and My Dear Melancholy ranked at the top.
The Weeknd, was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Talking about his family, he is the son Ethiopian immigrants parents, father Makkonen and mother Samra Tesfaye.
He belongs to Canadian nationality and is African by ethnicity. His birth sign is Aquarius. He grew up in Scarborough, Toronto. After his parents divorced, he lived with his grandmother and mother.
The Weeknd had the habit of smoking marijuana since he was 11. He later started taking drugs and even shoplifted for Xanax, cocaine, ketamine, ecstasy, psilocybin, and oxycodone.
As for education, he joined West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute but did not graduate. Later, he moved to Parkdale, Toronto, appearing on the stage for the performance. The name The Weeknd was given to him by Jeremy Rose.
The Canadian singer is in an intimate relationship with Victoria’s Secret Angel Bella Hadid. The couple started dating in April 2015. They lived in a happy relationship for a year and broke up in November 2016.
Nevertheless, Bella and The Weeknd hooked up again in the summer of 2018. They are together ever since and the relationship seems even stronger.
He was previously in a relationship with the makeup artist, Alice Ustinova. The pair dated until 2012 they parted their ways.
After the relationship with Bella in 2016, The Weeknd had a romantic relationship with popular American singer Selena Gomez in 2017. They dated for ten months and separated from each other’s life.
Following then, the Canadian singer was seen together with model Yovanna Ventura going on a date in Beverly Hills, California on November 10, 2017.
Talking about the fashion, he kept unique pineapple hairstyle and clothing including black outfit.
The Weeknd has accumulated an estimated net worth of $90 million as of July 2019. The main source of his earnings is from record sales, musical tours, merchandise and many more.
In the year between June 2018 and June 2019, the Canadian singer amassed an incredible wealth of about $40 million from various endeavors.
Generating a huge income from the successful career as singer, songwriter, and record producer, he also earns a decent sum of money from his merchandise sales and tours and concert.
Also, he makes an impressive amount from his deals with the big names such as Puma, Bacardi, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Microsoft, and Range Rover, which adds up more dollars to his wealth.
The Weeknd owns lavish mansion in Hidden Hills, California, which he bought for $18 million.
Covering the area of 13,391 sq.ft, the property features 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a wine cellar, 8-stall barn, a resort-style saltwater pool, and a 5-car parking garage. The mansion also includes a 1,200 sq.ft guest house.
In the same way, he has rented a luxury condo in New York City for arounds $60 thousand per month.
The 29-year-old artist, The Weeknd, also has an impressive car collection. His major collection include:
In 2010, he met an R&B music producer Jeremy Rose and both collaborated after being impressed by Weeknd’s rap on Jeremy’s musical beat. They recorded three songs; What You Need, Loft Music and The Morning.
The Canadian singer uploaded the song under his name on YouTube in December 2010. He caught the attention of some online news and Drake. He then uploaded his first EP titled Noise, which contained ten songs.
Following then, Weeknd released his debut mixtape titled House of Balloons which received critical acclaim. Moreover, the mixtape nominated for Polaris Music Prize in 2011. He then went on a musical tour to Toronto where he met Drake and was invited to work together.
The Canadian singer released his debut album Kiss Land on May 16, 2013, which ranked second on U.S. Billboard 200.
Some of the popular singles and albums of him are The Hills, Can’t Feel My Face, Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, Pray for Me, Often, Earned It and many more.
In addition, he went on many tours and musical performance shows across the globe.
The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, music producer, and songwriter, best known for his album Starboy.
The real name of The Weeknd is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye.
The Weeknd is 29 years old as of 2019.
The Weeknd has an estimated net worth of $90 million as of 2019.