The Weeknd

The Weeknd – New Album, Songs, and Net Worth

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The Weeknd ( born on February 16, 1990) is a Canadian songwriter, singer, and record producer, who began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading songs to YouTube. A year later, he released the mixtapes “House of Balloons”, “Thursday”, and “Echoes of Silence”, and earned a following and critical recognition from several mainstream publications. This is due to his dark style of R&B and the mystique surrounding his identity.

The Weeknd

He is best known for his explicit songs about sex and drugs, many of which were autobiographical, and for his soaring falsetto and its singular tremolo.

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Name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Date of Birth: February 16, 1990
Age: 30 years
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer
Years active: 2010–present
Genres: R&B, pop, and alternative R&B
Labels: XO, Republic
Associated acts: Drake, Daft Punk, Belly, Doc McKinney
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Website: theweeknd.com

Early Life of The Weeknd

The Weeknd was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Ontario, and was raised in Scarborough. he’s the sole child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian immigrants to Canada within the late 1980s.

He was raised by his grandmother and mother after his parents break up. While living together with his grandmother he learned Amharic, which he also spoke together with his mother, and attended Ethiopian Orthodox Church services.

The Weeknd describes his teenage years because of the film “Kids without the AIDS”. He states he began smoking marijuana at age 11 and later moved on to harder drugs. He also claims he often shoplifted to supplement his use of ecstasy, oxycodone, Xanax, cocaine, psilocybin, and ketamine.

Tesfaye attended West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, from which he didn’t graduate, leaving altogether in 2007, after which he also left home. He moved to the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto and has credited his pseudonym as being inspired by his high school dropout status, claiming “after [he] left one weekend and never came home”, though producer Jeremy Rose claims the name was his idea. The spelling was modified so as to avoid trademark issues with the Canadian band The Weekend.

The Weeknd Album (title and album details)

Studio albums

  • Kiss Land
    Released: September 10, 2013
    Label: XO Republic
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
  • Beauty Behind the Madness
    Released: August 28, 2015
    Label: XO, Republic
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming, cassette
  • Starboy
    Released: November 25, 2016
    Label: XO, Republic
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
  • After Hours
    Released: March 20, 2020
    Label: XO, Republic
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming, cassette
Compilation albums
  • Trilogy
    Released: November 8, 2012
    Label: XO, Republic
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
  • The Weeknd in Japan
    Released: November 21, 2018 (JPN only)
    Label: XO, Republic, Universal Music Japan
    Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Mixtapes
  • House of Balloons
    Released: March 21, 2011
    Label: XO
    Format: digital download, CD, LP, streaming, cassette
  • Thursday
    Released: August 18, 2011
    Label: XO
    Format: digital download, CD, LP, streaming, cassette
  • Echoes of Silence
    Released: December 21, 2011
    Label: XO
    Format: digital download, CD, LP, streaming, cassette

Personal Life

The Weeknd started dating Bella Hadid in 2015. Citing scheduling conflicts all because of their hectic lifestyle, they split in 2016. The Weeknd also dated Selena Gomez for a spell in 2017, they lived together as a couple for a brief period before splitting up. In 2018, he returned to Bell Hadid, but they departed in 2019 for the second time.

Awards

The Weeknd has won multiple awards over the course of his career. These include nine Junos, eight Billboard Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two American Music Awards, and was also nominated for an Academy Award.

The Weeknd Instagram and Net Worth

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Net Worth: $90 Million
Twitter Followers: 12 Million
Instagram Followers: 23 Million

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