Abel Tesfaye was born on the 16th February, 1990 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada of Ethiopian ancestry. He is a singer and songwriter well known under the professional name The Weeknd. More, he adds sums to the total size of his net worth as a record producer. Among many awards and nominations, The Weeknd has been added into Canada’s Walk of Fame. The Weeknd has been active in the industry since 2010.
How rich is this musician? It has been estimated that the total size of The Weeknd’s net worth is as much as $8 million, although he has been in the show business for just five years.
The Weeknd Net Worth $8 Million
To give some background fact, Abel was raised in Scarborough, Ontario. He was educated at Samual Hearne Middle School. Being 17 he dropped out of school to pursue a career in music. Abel Tesfaye was inspired by such artists as Prince, Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. As one music band named The Weekend was active in Canada, Tesfaye decided to drop one letter to avoid misunderstandings and has launched the music act named The Weeknd. In 2010, Abel uploaded the songs “The Morning” (2010), “Loft Music” (2010) and “What You Need” (2010) to the popular YouTube site under this unknown name. To his own surprise, the songs gained popularity. More, with the help of hip hop artist Drake, who posted them in his own blog, the number of viewers was outstanding. Soon, the Weeknd attracted the attention of the media, to give example The New York Times and Pitchfork Media.
After releasing several mixtapes including “House of Balloons” (2011), “Thursday” (2011) and “Echoes of Silence” (2011) the Weeknd began touring. In 2012, the first compilation album “Trilogy” (2012) brought success as the album topped the Billboard R&B albums Top in the USA and peaked in high positions of the music charts in Canada and European countries. More, it was certified platinum in USA, twicme platinum in Canada, and silver in Britain. This was followed by the successful studio album “Kiss Land” (2013) which has also topped the Billboard R&B albums Top in USA, was the second on the main music charts in USA and Canada. Other singles that added significant sums to the total size of The Weeknd net worth are “Often” (2014), “Love Me Harder” (2014), “Earned It” (2014), “The Hills” (2015) and “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015). It is worth saying that all the previously mentioned songs were certified platinum or multi-platinum in many countries all over the world. Soon, his second studio album “Beauty Behind the Madness” (2015) is going to be released, which is hoped, will top the music charts.
Furthermore, the Weeknd is already the winner of numerous awards including the BET Award, four Juno Awards, four Much Music Video Awards and other honours. Of course, all of them have helped to increase The Weeknd’s net worth, as well as his popularity.
Concerning the personal life of the singer, the latest news is that he is apparently currently dating the supermodel Bella Hadid.
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