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The Weeknd is a Canadian recording artist and record producer. He has a net worth of 200 million dollars. Abel Tesfaye (born March 17th) is one of the most recognizable faces in the hip-hop/rap/r²b genre. His unique musical style has set him apart from others. He has had success selling more than 70 million albums in the U.S., and he’s been awarded several Grammy Awards for his music. He’s also worked for an online marketing company called XO Group Inc., which he co-founded in 2013. It includes collaborating with different brands and creating his own personal brand called “XO”.

He’s currently one of the most successful musicians in the world. When he’s performing at his peak, The Weeknd earns an estimated $90 million per year.

The Weeknd at a Glance

Сеlеbrаtеd Nаmе/Nісk Nаmе: Тhе Wееknd

Rеаl Nаmе/Віrth Nаmе: Аbеl Маkkоnеn Теѕfауе

Рrоfеѕѕіоn: Ѕіngеr, ѕоngwrіtеr, аnd rесоrd рrоduсеr

Gеndеr: Маlе

Аgе: 31 уеаrѕ оld

Віrth Dаtе/Віrthdау: 16 Fеbruаrу 1990

Віrth Рlасе: Тоrоntо, Саnаdа

Nаtіоnаlіtу: Саnаdіаn

Еthnісіtу: Саnаdіаn

Неіght/Ноw Таll: 1.73 m

Wеіght: 85 kg

Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn: Ѕtrаіght

Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ: Ѕіnglе

Dоеѕ hе hаvе tаttооѕ?: Nо

Ѕmоkіng: Yеѕ

Drіnkіng: Yеѕ

Nеt Wоrth іn 2022: $2000 mіllіоn

Lаѕt Uрdаtеd: Јаnuаrу 2022

Early Life

The Weeknd’s full legal name is Abel Makkonnen Tesfayeh, and he was born in Toronto, Canada on February 16th, 1991. His father died when he was young, but his mom remarried and had another child soon afterward. The Weeknd is of Ethiopian heritage, and his parents migrated to Canada in the late ’80s. His father wasn’t there for him when he needed help growing up. Early in his career, Tesfaye was influenced by religion; however, he later became an atheist. Despite his religious involvement, Abel started using drugs when he was just eleven years old. He says that he began using hard drugs after becoming addicted to pot at age 15, but soon became dependent on heroin and cocaine. He never graduated from high school because he dropped out before his last year.

Early Career

After leaving school three years earlier than planned, Tesfaye returned to Atlanta where he met up with producers named Jeremy Rose and Noah ’40’ Shebib. They began working together under the moniker Childish Gambino (CGI). Rose had been playing with the idea of creating “dark R&B” for some time and saw Tesfaye as a perfect figurehead to lead the movement. A few years later, he released his debut album, _The Weeknd_, which featured several tracks from Rose. By this time, the musician had already released several singles under his own name before signing to Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D Music. He used monikers such as “Kin Kane” and “The Noise” at this point. Rose gave him permission to use these songs for free if he agreed to credit himself as a producer. After uploading his music videos to YouTube, Tesfaye quickly gained a large following–even attracting the attention of Drake.

 House Of Balloons was released by Abel Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd) as his debut studio album. The album includes songs produced by various artists, but they were not credited according to their original agreements. Once again, Drake praised the artist he had previously criticized. Drake also went to see The Weeknd’s first shows and then asked him for help collaborating. After they had performed at Coachella, both Canadian artists went out on tour together, with Abel usually playing the opening act for Drake during their shows. After releasing two more mixtape albums, Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) was approached by several major music companies who wanted to sign him up.

Turning Point

In 2012, after touring throughout North America and Europe, Abel Tesfaye signed with Republic Records for an exclusive partnership that would see him create his own label called XO. XO is Abel Tesfaye’s own record label that acts as a subsidiary of Republic Records Trilogy, which featured songs from his first three albums, was released by Abel Tesfaye (better known as The Weeknd)in 2013. Finally, Jeremy Rose was given credit for his production skills. The album was successful, reaching number 4 on Billboard 200.

He released his first studio album one year after Kiss Land was recorded. It was released by Canadian rapper Drake (born Aubrey Graham) and features guest appearances from American rappers Future and Lil Wayne. After signing his first record deal at age 17, he released two mixtapes before releasing his debut album, “The Weeknd” (2013).

It was Abel Tesfaye’s second studio album, which he recorded for Republic Records, and it was released on June 25, 2015. In its first week after release, the album has already sold 400,000 copies and reached number one on Billboard 200 chart. Eventually, it sold one and half million copies worldwide. Shortly after his debut album was released, The Weeknd became one of the few artists ever to simultaneously hold the number 1 spot for Hot 100 Airplay, Hot Rap Songs, and Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs at the same time.

In 2016, The Weekend released Star Boy. The album includes songs by the famous French electronic music duo, Daft Punk. My Dear Melancholy was released by Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) in October 2018. In 2017, the Weeknd broke his own record by streaming an album every single day for 365 days straight.

He also released his first greatest hit album: The Weeknd in Japan in 2018. “After Hours” was released by Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) on February 14th, 2020.

Singing Style

The Weeknd is a rapper/singer but grouped in with other rappers and hip-hop singers. He has been influenced by singer/songwriters such as Michael Jackson and Prince. He deals with heavy emotional issues, blending indie and electronica styles with R&B.

Other Business

The Weeknd is worked with Condom Manufacturers, E-Cigarette Manufacturers, and Marvel Comics. He was also one of the faces of Apple Music and has been an actor for several brands including Puma. He has been known to sell his own brand of clothing under the name XO. In addition to collaborating with fashion labels like A Bathing Ape, he’s worked with some of the most influential names in design including Alexander Wang. The Weeknd shares in an esports company called OverActive Media Group.

Invested in Real Estate

In December 2019, The Weekend bought a penthouse in LA overlooking the Beverly Hills country club for 21 million dollars. The building has an annual HOA fee of $6800. He rented an apartment for $60500 per month before moving to Los Angeles.

He previously owned three acres of land in Hidden Hills, California worth an estimated $18 million. He sold his home at auction in July 2019 for $24.5 million. In April 2021 he sold his house to Madonna for $20million.

In August 2021, The Weeknd reportedly bought an estate worth $70 million in LA’s prestigious Bel Air district. The $33 million mansion, which was purchased by a real estate investor for less than half its market value, has been dubbed “the most expensive home ever built” because of its size and location. It has an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a cinema, a fitness center, recording studios, and an outdoor pool.

According to just these two properties alone (the value of his music catalog and his home), he has $92 million worth of property in California. In order to pay his taxes at a 1% property tax, he would need to cut a check for $9 million each year. It means he’ll need to earn at least $2 million before tax each year just to pay for his property taxes. That’s $167K per month before tax that goes directly towards paying off your mortgage.

Awards and Nominations

He has been awarded several prizes throughout his career. They include three Grammys, eight Billboard Awards, two Juno’s, and two American Music Awards. He was also nominated for an Oscar.

Key facts Regarding The Weeknd

  1. The Weeknd is an Aquarius

He was born on the 16th day of the 2nd month of the year he entered into existence, which makes him a Water Sign. He has a particular way of talking which seems natural for him.

  1. He has some pretty big fans already.

DJ Calvin Harris and Compton are big fans of Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd).

  1. He is constantly referred to as a ‘goat’ by his fans

It means ‘The Greatest Of All Times’ – which we’ve been calling GOAT since our first book came out back in 2012.

  1. The Weeknd is a perfect collaborator.

Ariana Grande has been grabbing chances for years now, but she finally got one when she was featured alongside The Weeknd on his new song “Love Me, Harder”. They performed their duet live on some of the US’ biggest television programs including SNL.

  1.  He is tied for second for the most AMA nominations, behind Taylor Swift.

Last week, the nominations for the 2017 AMAs came out, and the Weeknd won five awards, including Artist of the year. The Weeknd is the second-most nominated artist, trailing T-Swift and tying with Ed Sheeran.

  1. He is headlining the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The Weeknd has been chosen to be one of the headliners for the show, along with Selena Gomez and Rihanna. Following in the footsteps of previous years’ performers, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Arianna Grande, the singer has released her new single “Look What You Made Me Do It airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Dec. 8 on CBS

Frequently asked questions

His real name is Abel Tesfaye. To avoid associating himself with “The Weeknd”, Abel Tesfaye changed the spelling of his first name from Osheroffer to Abel. The R&B singer ran into copyright problems with a Canadian band by the same name, so he quickly ditched his third vowel and became The Weeknd

His first success came when he released an album under the pseudonym “The Internet” without permission from any record labels In 2010, he uploaded some music videos to YouTube under an anonymous account. He uploaded his song under the name “The Weeknd,” which would become the name under which he rose to prestige.

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Final words

In the 21st century,  there are so many talented and highly professional performances are leading the world of music.  but among all of them “the Weeknd” Did something extraordinary and highly appreciated for which the music lovers and rappers remember him very much from the bottom of the heart.  This article is about his early life,  music career,  business Ventures,  personal and some other key information for his fans and followers throughout the world.  hopefully, this will help everybody to know something accurately and briefly about the Weeknd.  

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Written by Foysal Patwary

Foysal played a local musician as a guitarist in the Blacktown band. He later worked as a musician on a small firm, where he played a role on the cover of the song. While subtaking from music, Foysal studied music analysis in Bangladesh with music and started composing plays. His songs with Jackson Pollock have been produced in Dhaka and regionally. He has received awards from the Commission for composing plays in music and concerts. He later started writing a blog about music, concerts and schedules.

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