The Weeknd

The Weeknd

R&B Singer

The Weeknd is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician known for his unique blend of R&B, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as his distinctive falsetto voice and dark, moody lyrics.

Full Name
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Feb 16, 1990
5′ 8″
Net Worth


The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Canada, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. His parents, Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, are Ethiopian immigrants who fled the country's political turmoil in the 1980s. 

They settled in Canada and raised The Weeknd and his two brothers in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. The Weeknd had a difficult childhood, and his parents' strict Ethiopian upbringing clashed with his Western surroundings. He often found solace in music and started singing at a young age.

As a teenager, The Weeknd dropped out of high school and started living on his own. He had a few odd jobs to support himself, but music was always his primary passion. He started posting his music on YouTube in 2010, and his unique blend of R&B, hip hop, and electronic music quickly gained a following. His first mixtape, "House of Balloons," was released in 2011 and received critical acclaim.

The Weeknd's net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. His music has sold millions of copies worldwide, and he has won three Grammy Awards and numerous other accolades. In addition to his music career, he has also acted in movies and TV shows, including a role in the 2019 movie "Uncut Gems."

The Weeknd is best known for his music, particularly his dark and moody lyrics and his distinctive falsetto voice. Some of his most popular songs include "Can't Feel My Face," "Starboy," and "Blinding Lights." He has collaborated with many other artists, including Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Daft Punk.

The Weeknd is known to be friends with other famous musicians, including Drake and Kanye West. He has also been linked romantically to several high-profile women, including Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. As of 2023, however, The Weeknd is reportedly single and does not have any children.

Beyond that, The Weeknd has also been involved in a few scandals throughout his career, including a controversy over a lyric that some people interpreted as glorifying rape. There have also been rumors that The Weeknd has had plastic surgery, particularly on his nose, but he has never confirmed or denied these rumors.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Weeknd is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 16, 1990, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, was born in Toronto, Ontario.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Mixtape</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In late 2010, The Weeknd releases his first mixtape, House of Balloons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs to Republic Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Weeknd signs a recording contract with Republic Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Trilogy" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Weeknd releases his debut album, Trilogy, which includes remastered versions of his three mixtapes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Beauty Behind the Madness" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Weeknd releases his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Awards </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Weeknd wins two Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases "After Hours" Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases fourth studio album, After Hours, which features the hit single "Blinding Lights".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Musically Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">The Weeknd is a musically talented singer, songwriter and producer. His ability to take elements from various genres, from R&B to hip hop to pop, and create something new and unique is unparalleled in the industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">The Weeknd has an undeniable charisma that draws in fans. Whether it’s his smooth vocals or his laid back personality, The Weeknd definitely has the “it factor” that makes him stand out from other artists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Passionate</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">The Weeknd is passionate about his music and his fans. He puts on an amazing show every time he performs, and he always shows true appreciation for his fans. He often takes time to meet with them during his concerts and make sure everyone is having a great time.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Changed His Name From The Weekend</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">The Weeknd's original stage name was "The Weekend." After realizing that other artists had the same name, he changed it to The Weeknd in order to avoid confusion.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Signed With Universal Music Group</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">The Weeknd signed with Universal Music Group in 2011 and released his first mixtape House of Balloons later that year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Nominated for Three Grammys</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">The Weeknd was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2012 for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Earned a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In November 2020, The Weeknd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of his musical achievements.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Discovered By Drake</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2010, The Weeknd was discovered by rapper Drake who then featured him on some of his songs and helped to launch his career.</p></div>


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