Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known by his stage name The Weeknd is a legendary singer in Canada. Tesfaye was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 16 February 1990. His parents were Ethiopian Immigrants, who shifted to Canada a long ago. Although, just after his birth, his parents separated and his father married again and started another family. Tesfaye rarely met his father, like had talked about knowing his father vaguely. Tesfaye was brought to Scarborough by her mother and grandmother.

He was raised an orthodox Ethiopian, by his grandmother and he also learned the native language of Ethiopia, Amharic. Though he wasn’t very fluent in Amharic, he learned French and became fluent in it. He dropped from school at the age of 17 and later became a drug addict. He also started his career in 2010. Must Check DDG Net Worth.

The Weeknd: Career and Awards

The Weeknd has started his career in 2010. He used to work from his apartment room where he lived with his friends. He used to upload videos on YouTube, where he gained a decent name and success. For two years, he posted his content on various online platforms, before creating his own record label in 2011, and named it XO. He later released three consecutive mixtapes, which bought him into mainstream media.

In 2012, he signed a record deal with Republic Records. After signing with Republic Records, he released the three mixtapes within a compilation album Trilogy. His first studio album, Kiss Land got the concept of darkwave. He later contributed a lot to various films, which includes the most famous Earned It, for which he won Grammy Awards. You may also like Lil Uzi Vert Net Worth.

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His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, became a massive hit, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and became the best-selling album of that year. The Weeknd has won so many accolades and awards that it’s had to compile all together.

Education

The Weeknd went to West Hill Collegiate Institute, where he studied for some time. He later shifted to Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, where he stayed for some time before dropping out at the age of 17. He later started working as a singer-songwriter and achieved great heights.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is The Weeknd?

Currently, The Weeknd is 33 years old (16 February 1990).

What is the height of The Weeknd?

The height of The Weeknd is 1.69 M.

What is the weight of The Weeknd?

The weight of The Weeknd is 75 kg (165 lbs).

Is The Weeknd married?

The Weeknd unmarried yet. he is relationship with Simi Khadra.

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