Abel Makkonen Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd is one of the highest earning celebrity. At the age of 17, Abel left home and studies and roamed the streets of Toronto. He had a very lonely childhood as his father was never around him and his mother was a workaholic which resulted in him spending a majority of his childhood and early teenage life with his grandmother learning his primary language, Amharic.
|Real Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Record producer|
|Net Worth||$92 Million USD|
|Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Date of Birth (Age)
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|February 16, 1990 (28-year-old)|
|Place of Birth||Toronto, Ontario|
(Where is The Weeknd from?)
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|1.73m (5 foot 8 inches)|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Bicep: 14 inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Does he smoke?||yes|
The Weeknd New Worth
(How much does The Weeknd Worth?)
The estimated net worth of The Weeknd is $92 Million. The “Starboy” ended his business relationship with H&M over an offensive photo of a black child wearing a hoodie with the word “monkey” on it. Even after ending the business deal with H&M, he is still one of the highest earning celebrity in the world.
In 2017, Forbes ranked him at 6th position on its celebrity 100. The Weeknd’s earnings come from a lucrative world tour.
The Weeknd Family and Relationships
The Weeknd Haircut
The Weeknd’s dreadlocks were famous so when he chopped his signature dreadlocks off, everyone wondered why did he do it. The Hills singer opened about his new hairdo. He revealed that he got a haircut because he couldn’t sleep because the dreadlocks interrupted his sleep.
Now his new and hair let him sleep nicely.
The Weeknd House
Abel AKA ‘The Weeknd’ had just bought a $20M house in Hidden Hills, CA. The house includes nine-bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a huge entertainment pavilion, fire pits and even an eight- stall barn. The house also has a private movie theatre, a wine cellar, a music lounge, and a gym.
The Weeknd Business Ventures
In November 2015, to promote Beauty Behind the Madness, Abel collaborated with PAX Labs to release a limited edition version of the PAX2 vaporizer, which is an electric cigarette. The electric cigarette was allowed to use during the shows of The Madness Fall Tour.
The cigarette featured the “XO” brand logo on the front of it. Adding more to the excitement of the cigarettes, it could play “The Hills” when turned on.
In 2016, Weeknd announced a partnership with Puma. He is known to be the Global Brand ambassador for the Puma’s “Run the Streets” campaign. The collection was launched in November with its final collection was coincided with the release of his song “Starboy”.
Abel also released three capsule collections PUMA X XO which included a T-shirt, caps, sweatpants, bomber jackets and a pair of shoes which were known as Parallels.
The Weeknd started his own brand XO which later collaborated with H&M in its Spring 2017 collection. He cut ties with H&M after the brand posted a black kid wearing a sweatshirt with the word “monkey” written on it. He described this incident as “deeply offensive”.
The Weeknd Drug Addiction
In a recent interview, The Weeknd talked about his relationship with drugs. He revealed that he has made some of his music while being high. He says that he used the drug as a “crutch” for his recent albums.
The Weeknd Discography
The first time he met music producer Jeremy Rose at a poutine spot after that The Weeknd and Jeremy started to work together. They work on an R&B album titled “The Weekend”.In 2010, Abel created a YouTube channel with the username “The Weeknd” and uploaded the three songs he made with Jeremy Rose which he did not use.
The songs gained popularity and his name was mentioned in blog posts featuring songs by Drake. He has released three studio albums, three mixtapes, one EP and one compilation album Trilogy.
|Kiss land||Released on September 10, 2013, under the XO and Republic label. The album Kiss Land, according to The Weeknd symbolizes the tour life.
The songs on the album included “Kiss Land”, “Wanderlust”, “Belong to the World”, “Love in the sky” etc.
|Beauty Behind the Madness||Released on August 28, 2015, under the XO and Republic Records. In the album features numerous guest appearances from various artists such as- Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, and Labrinth.
This Album includes songs like “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, “In the Night” etc. The album received positive reviews.
|Starboy||Released on November 25, 2016, under XO and Republic Records. The album features guest appearances from Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, and Future.
The inspiration of the album was taken from Prince, The Smiths. Talking Heads, 50-Cent Wu-Tang Clan, and Bad Brains.
|My Dear Melancholy (EP)||This is the first extended play by him which was released on March 30, 2018, under XO and Republic Records.
This album was known to be a return of the darker style of The Weeknd. In this album, he focuses on his past relationship with Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez.
The Weeknd’s compilation album “Trilogy” peaked at No.5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and No. 4 on the U.S. “Billboard’ 200. Later in May 2013, the album was certified Platinum by RIAA, and it went x2 Platinum by Music Canada.
The Weeknd Awards
|Grammy Awards||Best Urban Contemporary Album: Beauty Behind the Madness (2016)
Best R&B Performance:-
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” (2016)
|Billboard Music Awards||Best Urban Contemporary Album: Starboy (2018)
Top R&B Album: Beauty Behind the Madness (2016)
Top Streaming Song (Audio) (2016)
The Weeknd Social Media
He has an official Twitter account (@theweeknd) that has 9.45 Million followers, and on his Instagram account (@theweeknd) he has more followers compare to Twitter. He has approximately 18.9 Million followers.