The Weeknd is a famous Canadian rapper, songwriter and singer. He is very popular in the EU, America, and Canada for his creations. He has sung some of the most hit songs and some of them even ranked on The Billboard Hot 100.
Till now he got nominated for around 201 music awards and won 81 of them. His album named Beauty “Behind the Madness” won him Grammy award. Some of his popular songs include Pretty, Wanderlust, Often, Can’t Feel My Face and Acquainted.
In the year 2019, he released a song named “Heartless” on 4th December. Till now the song received 53 million views on YouTube and it also ranked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 1 ranks.
After this, he posted an image on his Instagram channel to express his happiness. He also released a song named “Alone Again” and within 4 hours it received around 340k views.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
The famous Canadian singer, The Weeknd came into the world on 16th February in the year 1990 (age 30 years old, as in 2020). He is the child of the parents who basically moved from Ethiopia to Canada as immigrants.
When he was a kid his parents separated after the divorce and most of his childhood happened with his grandparents. Once he described his father Makkonen as a gentle guy and said that he was not an abusive person and neither alcoholic. After the divorce of his parents, his mother Samra Tesfaye received his custody.
Like a child, he has not spent his life on the bed of roses. He accepted that he was only 11 years old when he first used Marijuana. From Samuel Hearne Middle School he did his schooling and this attended West Hill Collegiate Institute before dropping out.
Very few people know that The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He started using his nickname because it represents the fact that he is a college dropout.
After dropping college The Weeknd came to Toronto there he met a music producer named Jeremy Rose. The producer discussed with him about his ideas about R&B music and they decided to work together after that.
On a YouTube channel under his own name, Abel released songs named “The Morning”, “Loft Music” and “What You Need”. The songs received some views but they also caught the eyes of the famous rapper and singer Drake who then mentioned this in his blog post. This earned him global recognition and a star was born that day.
After this Drake offered The Weeknd to work with him which he accepted. Till now he has released many albums, songs and mixed tapes and all of them are successful. He has released albums like “Kiss Land”, “Starboy”, “Beauty Behind the Madness” and “After Hours”.
He has also sung many hit singles like “Wicked Games”, “Twenty Eight”, “Kiss Land”, “Wanderlust”, “Often”, “Love Me Harder”, “Acquainted”, “The Hills” and others.
In Los Angeles he lives in Beverly Hills in a mansion has a net worth of $90 million as in 2020. He has also worked for many mixed-tapes like “House of Balloons”, “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence”.
Body Measurements, Height & Weight
So the guy is a Rockstar and has such appearance also. He is one stylish guy who always dresses well. We have not seen him wearing weird and colorful clothes like other singers and celebrities. He has appeared many times wearing a suit.
The Weeknd keeps a neat look with stubble. He has dreadlocks and tries different hairstyles every time. He genuinely loves to wear black clothes and has appeared many times wearing black apparel.
The Weeknd has 5 feet 6.5 inches tall in height and 75 Kg weight. His eyes are brown and hairs are dark brown. He has a quite fit physique and it seems like it is due to his daily cardio sessions.
Some Hidden Facts about The Weeknd
|Real Full Birth Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye.
|Stage Name||The Weeknd.
|Profession||Songwriter, rapper, singer and record producer.|
|Age (As of 2019)||30 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||16 February 1990.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Aquarius.|
|House Location||Los Angeles.|
|Height (Tall)||Centimeters: 169 cm.
Meters: 1.69 m.
Feet & Inches: 5'6.5".
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165.5 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
Father: Samra Tesfaye.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Girlfriend||1. Alice Ustinova
2. Bella Hadid
3. Selena Gomez
4. Yovanna Ventura
|Social media||Twitter: @theweeknd (11.3 million fans).
Facebook: The Weeknd (7.9 million likes).
Instagram: theweeknd (21.7 million followers).
YouTube: The Weeknd (17.7 million subscribers).
|Highest Qualification||College drop-out.|
|School||Samuel Hearne Middle School.
|Alma Mater||West Hill Collegiate Institute.
|Albums||1. Kiss Land (2013).
2. Beauty Behind the Madness (2015).
3. Starboy (2016).
4. After Hours (2020).
|Movies||1. House of Balloons (2011).
2. Thursday (2011).
3. Echoes of Silence (2011).
|Singles||1. Wicked Games (2012).
2. Twenty Eight (2012).
3. The Zone (2012).
4. Kiss Land (2013).
5. Belong to the World (2013).
6. Love in the Sky (2013).
7. Live For (2013).
8. Pretty (2013).
9. Wanderlust (2014).
10. Often (2014).
11. Love Me Harder (2014).
12. Earned It (2014).
13. The Hills (2015).
14. Can't Feel My Face (2015).
15. Acquainted (2015).
16. Starboy (2016).
17. I Feel It Coming (2016).
18. Pray for Me (2018).
19. Call Out My Name (2018).
20. Lost in the Fire (2019).
21. Power Is Power (2019).
22. Heartless (2019).
23. Blinding Lights (2019).
|Net worth (As in 2020)||$90 million.|
Love Affairs, Girlfriend & Partner
In his life, he has attracted a lot of Senoritas which includes supermodels and singers. At first, his name got attached to Alice Ustinova in the year 2012, they both also appeared in a photoshoot together.
After this people started joining his named with Bella Hadid and even they accepted their relationship. The couple dated each other from 2015-2016 after which they broke up but again revived their relationship in the year 2018. At last, their relationship ended in 2019.
The Weeknd has also been in a relationship with the famous actress and singer Selena Gomez.
After the breakup with Bella Hadid, they both met each other and got attracted to each other. They both even have many images together. But their relationship lasted for only 10 months.
- He has a fleet of luxury cars which include Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover Vogue, Bentley Mulsanne, McLaren P1, Lamborghini Aventador SV.
- The Weeknd does smoke a cigarette.
- He accepted in an interview that when he was a child he used to take drugs like oxycodone, Xanax, cocaine, psilocybin, ecstasy, and ketamine.
- When he was a child he used to shoplift to bear the expenses of drugs.
- He respects his father a lot and said that he cannot judge him as he has not been with him.
- In the year 2015, he got arrested for punching a guy.
- The guy donated $50k USD in the year 2016 to a church.
- In LA he lives in Bel Air.
- He is very close to Drake and considers him as his brother.