- Name: The Weeknd
- Age: 27 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $30 Million
- Status: Alive
The Weeknd is a Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter and music producer. He’s known for such hits as “Can’t Feel My Face”, “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming”. The Weeknd was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye on February 16, 1990 in Toronto, Canada. His Ethiopian parents are Makkone and Samra Tesfaye. He’s fluent in both Amharic and English. The Weeknd attended West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute. He dropped out at age 17 to focus on music.
The Weeknd released three mixtapes in 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence. He also gained early exposure through music uploads on YouTube. He was featured on Drake‘s second album, Take Care (2011), and on Wiz Khalifa‘s 2012 single “Remember You”. The Weeknd signed with Republic Records in 2012 and his debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in September 2013. The album rose to #2 on the Canadian Album charts. It featured production from Danny Boy Styles and Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville.
The Weeknd was featured on the single “In Vein” from Rick Ross‘ sixth album, Mastermind (2014). Later that year he collaborated with Ariana Grande on the single “Love Me Harder”. The Weeknd’s sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness, was released in August 2015 atop the Billboard 200 charts. It was led by the singles “Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills” and “Often”. He won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. The single “Earned It” won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance. It was the lead single from the soundtrack to Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
The weeknd’s third album, Starboy, was released in November 2016. It featured the duo Daft Punk on the singles “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in the United States. In 2016, The Weeknd was featured on Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo and Beyonce‘s Lemonade. He collaborated with rapper Future on the single “Comin Out Stron” from the album Hndrxx (2017).
The Weeknd is 5ft 7in tall and he’s of Ethiopian ancestry. His net worth is estimated at $30 million. He reportedly made $55 million in 2016 according to Forbes. The Weeknd dated model ‘Bella Hadid’ from 2015 to late 2016. He’s also been romantically linked to pop singer Selena Gomez and makeup artist Alice Ustinova.
The Weeknd Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
- Birthday: February 16, 1990
- How Old : Age: 27 years old
- Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
- Years Active: 2010-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $30 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: theweeknd.com