Who is The Weeknd?
He is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer. He is one of the artists who has sold over 75 million records & on the list of most-streamed artists on Spotify. He has owned many awards including three Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, nineteen Billboard music awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, nine Juno awards, five Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) awards & one BRIT awards along with the nomination of an Academy Award.
American Business Magazine Forbes has featured him on its cover page in 2017 for annual earnings of $ 92 million (Rs 6,74.22 Cr). America News magazine Times Magazine listed his name in the “100 most influential people in the world” of 2020.
He was born on 16th February 1990 in Toronto, the capital city of Ontario, Canada. His parents Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye Ethiopian immigrants & he is the only child. He studied at West Hill Collegiate Institute & later on at the Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute high schools in Scarborough, Toronto. In 2007 he dropped out of school & moved to Parkdale, Toronto.
In August 2009 he uploaded a song “Do It” on YouTube by the name AbelOfficia.Next year he met with a producer Jeremy Rose who has a Contemporary R&B musical project. He produced three songs “What You Need”, “Loft Music”, and “The Morning” in December 2010 “What You Need”, “Loft Music” and “The Morning” he uploaded to youtube. The songs receive some positive review online and later on it included in a blog post by Canadian rapper Drake.
In 2011 he met with Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur, “Sal” Slaiby with whom he founded record level XO Records. The same year in March it released its debut mixtape “House of Balloons”.It was included as one of the ten shortlisted nominees for the Polaris Music Prize of 2011. His first concert took place at the Black Student Association at the University of Toronto in April 2011. He started a tour of Toronto at the Mod Club Theatre in July 2011.
After that, he began many tours including shows at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, the Primavera Sound music festival in Spain and Portugal in 2012 and the Wireless Festival in July London 2012.
The mixtape version of the compilation album Trilogy was released in December 2012. It ranks number four on the U.S Billboard 200 along with first-week sales of 86,000 copies. Later on, it certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Within one week it nominated for the Sound of 2013 by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
On 16th May 2013 he premiered the title track of debut studio album Kiss Land. It ranks number two on the Billboard 200 & in the United States, it sold over 273,000 copies. In October 2014 he collaborated with American singer & actress Ariana Grande for the song “Love Me Harder”, which ranks number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
His second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness was released on 28th August 2015. It ranked on top on Billboard 200. It’s sold over 4,12,000 copies in its first week. It was certified double Platinum in the U.S along with 1.5 million copies sold worldwide. It also becomes the most streaming album with 60 million in 2015.
American singer & songwriter Beyoncé Sixth solo studio album “Lemonade” was released on 23rd April 2016 by Parkwood Entertainment & Columbia record. It features guest vocalists including English Singer and songwriter James Litherland, American rapper And songwriter Kendrick Lamar along with him & American singer and songwriter “Jack” White.
He has been featured with many excellent rappers and singers including Palestinian-born Canadian rapper, Belly, American rapper Meet Mill & Travis Scott. “Power Is Power” song by American singer SZA, He released with Travis Scott on 18th April 2019. He also collaborated with American singer & songwriter Roddy Ricch.
In 2017 he purchase an Apartment in Hidden Hills, Santa Monica mountains area, Los Angeles County, California for $ 18.5 million (Rs 1,35.40 Cr). He purchases another real estate property in Westwood in a commercial and residential neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California for $ 21 Million (Rs 1,53.67 Cr). He has dated American singer and actress Selena Gomez in 2017.
McLaren P1 of $ 1.35 million (Rs 9.87 Cr).
Mercedes Benz EQC of $ 67,900 (Rs 49.68 Lacs).
Bentley Mulsanne of $ 304,670 (Rs 2.22 Cr).
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadstar of $ 573,000 (Rs 4.19 Cr).
Mercedes Maybach G 650 Landaulet of $ 1.8 million (Rs 13.17 Cr).
Mercedes AMG GTC of $ 150,000 (Rs 1.09 Cr).
Social Media Portfolio
He has 14.6 million followers on Twitter & 31.7 million followers on Instagram as of June 2021.
|Real Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Birth Place||He was born on 16th February 1990 in Toronto|
|Age||31 years. (As of 2021).|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches /173 Cm.|
|Weight||75 Kg / 165.5 Lbs|
|Twitter /The Weeknd|
|Net Worth||$ 100 million (Rs 7,31.73 Cr).|
What is the Weekend Instagram?