The Weeknd is a Canadian recording artist. He is also a record producer also and has been very successful ever since his debut. He broke into the music industry through YouTube, and name for himself. He is a famous Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B artist and his innovative musical style makes him different and unique. The artist has received 70 million records in the United States and has received a lot of recognition and many awards. He has also collaborated with various brands and has his own band “XO.”
The Weeknd was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He was born on February 16th, 1990. He lived in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up with his mother and his grandmother. The Weeknd and his parents immigrated to Canada and he did not live with him during his childhood. He frequently attended the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and religion had a major influence in his life. The Weeknd consumed marijuana and started to rely on harder drugs. He committed crimes to buy drugs and serve his addiction.
Tesfaye has revealed that his stage name represents his life. The meaning behind his name represents his life when he left his family’s house “one weekend and never came home.” He was noticed by producer Jeremy Rose. The producer produced a number of songs for him. Tesfaye uploaded tracks to YouTube and drew the attention of Drake.
The Weeknd’s released the mixtape House of Balloons. The album was a major success and gained a lot of popularity. Drake praised The Weeknd and also attended his concerts. The Weeknd also performed as the opening act for Drake.
The Weeknd traveled to the United States and Europe in 2012, and he also created his own imprint, XO. XO. The album performed well and peaked a number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
His first studio album titled the Kiss Land was a big success. The album featured Drake and made its debut on number two on the U.S. Billboard top 200. He also collaborated with Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande as well.
The Weeknd has a net worth of $100 million. He earned $90 million throughout his career. The Weeknd earned $40 million and is one of the highest-paid entertainers globally.
The Weeknd is a solo singer, but he achieved a lot of success by collaborating with rap and hip-hop artists He was inspired by Michael Jackson and Prince. His song lyrics are deep and emotional and his music is a blend of indie and electronic styles with R&B.
The Weeknd has been doing business with condom companies, e-cigarette manufacturers, and Marvel. He is also an ambassador of Apple Music, and his own fashion brand “XO” as well. The Weeknd has shares in an esports company named OverActive Media Group.
The Weeknd was in a relationship with well-known model Bella Hadid. The couple could not give time to each other because of their hectic lifestyle. They broke up in 2016. He started going out with Selena Gomez and they lived together for a brief period of time. The Weeknd reconciled with Bella Hadid once again, but they broke up again in 2019 for the second time.