If I posed a question onto you on Abel Makkonen Tesfaye net worth probably, I wouldn’t get an answer to that but if I asked you The Weeknd net worth in 2018 am sure I would hear several responses to my question. What you didn’t know is The Weeknd is the stage name of Abel Tesfaye the Canadian born singer, record producer, and a songwriter.
He rose to fame in 2010 with the release of three mixtapes which collectively are known as Ballons Trilogy. Today he has released chart-topping singles such as “The Hills,” “Starboy,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” ”Love Me Harder,” “Earned It” among many others. Today we are going to look at The Weeknd worth, look at his career and even reveal to you a few things you probably don’t know about The Weeknd.
The Weeknd: Biography
|Real Name/Full Name:||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Parents:||Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye|
|Birthplace:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Date of Birth/Birthday:||16 February 1990|
|Age:||28 years (2018)|
|Height:||5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm) / 1.73 m|
|Weight:||87 kg (192 pounds)|
|Girlfriend:||Chantel Jeffries (2018-2019)|
|Net Worth:||Listed Below|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer, Songwriter|
Tesfaye hails from Ontario Canada where he was born in 1990. He is the son of Samra Tesfaye ad Makkonen. Both his parents are Ethiopian immigrants who came to Canada in the late 1980s. The mother and the grandmother took care of Tesfaye all by themselves since the father had already abandoned the family.
Tesfaye went to school at West Hill Collegiate Institute then Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute but never graduated from high school as he left just one weekend and never returned.
The Weeknd: Age, Height, Weight, Religion, Nationality
Currently The Weeknd age is 28 years in 2018. His height is 5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm) / 1.73 m and weight is 87 kg (192 pounds). The Weeknd follow Christianity religion and his nationality is Canadian.
The Weeknd: Personal Life, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family 2018
Weeknd has broken up with two of his girlfriends in the last three years. He started with model Bella Hadid whom he dated from early 2015 but broke up in November 2016. Then came in Selena Gomez on January 2017 but on October 2017 they parted ways for unknown reasons to us.
When he isn’t playing with the girls, you will find him watching Game of Thrones or playing video games such as Mario Kart 8 or Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Tesfaye music career started with the meeting between him and Jeremy Rose a music producer back in 2010. The two worked on several songs together and just after one year Tesfaye had already composed and ready to release his debut mixtape. The mixtape titled House of Balloons was released in 2011. This opened the door for Tesfaye who started touring around Toronto and in the process met Drake who was in attendance in one of his shows. The two worked on Drake’s Take Care album which was released in 2011 whereby The Weeknd had contributed five songs. The same year Tesfaye released his second mixtape titled Thursday and his third mixtape titled Echoes of Silence. The three mixtapes are collectively known as the Balloons Trilogy.
On 2013 The Weeknd dropped his debut studio album titled Kiss Land. The album did well on charts as it debuted to position two on the US Billboard 200 and number one on US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album was supported by singles such as “Pretty,” “Kiss Land,” “Love in the Sky,” among others. His second studio album titled Beauty Behind the Madness was released in 2015. The album was a commercial success as of today it has already sold over 4 million units globally and generated over 2 billion audio streams. The album was supported by several singles such as “Can’t Feel My Face,” “Often,” “The Hills,” and several others. His third album Starboy released in 2016 was a success too as it debuted to position one on US Billboard 200 and commercially it has sold around 3 million album units.
Other than music Weeknd is a businessman too and some of the companies he has done some brand endorsement deals with are ONE Condom Company, PAX Labs, Puma, H&M and many others.
On Awards & Achievements,
The Weeknd has won 78 awards in total and received 199 nominations. Some of the awards The Weeknd has won are 2 American Music Awards, 8 Billboard Music Awards, 1 BET Award, an induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame, Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards, 21 SOCAN Music Awards among others.
The Weeknd: Net Worth, Salary & Income
The Weeknd net worth in 2018 is estimated to be around $75 million making him one of the richest hip-hop artists in the world. According to figures released by Forbes The Weeknd earnings clocked $92 million making him one of the highest earning musicians in the world today. But the question is how does The Weeknd make his money? The source of The Weeknd net worth fortune is earnings from his music. Two of his albums that’s Beauty Behind the Madness and Starboy have sold over 4 and 3 million units respectively. Another source of The Weeknd net worth is earnings from tours where he makes $1 million per stop, there is business ventures, merchandises and endorsement deals with companies such as PUMA, H&M, ONE, Pax Labs among others.
10 facts you need to know about The Weeknd
Apart from his exceptional vocal abilities, his smash hits, and his high profile taste of women, what more can you say about The Weeknd. Here are a few things you probably don’t know about The Weeknd.
1. He is an Aquarius since he was born on February.
2. He idolized Michael Jackson and vowed to be like him. His obsession with Michael Jackson goes deeper considering Michael Jackson too has some Ethiopian family relations.
3. This might come as a surprise to you but he doesn’t know all his lyrics and at times relies on a songwriter language.
4. Did you know that The Weeknd has a pre-concert ritual which involves playing Michael Jackson’s song “Off the Wall”? Maybe he draws some energy and momentum from it anyway.
5. If you thought singing and songwriting is his only talents you’re so wrong because the artist can model as well.
6. His house is haunted and am talking about the house in Hollywood Hills. He has complained of having sleepless nights and at times he hears voices.
7. He is a bit mysterious because he hates spotlight, he doesn’t like photo shoots, and he declines interviews and so much more. Imagine releasing an album with no photo of you and for two years doing no major interview with press.
8. One of his best friends is Drake and they are more like brothers.
9. He dropped out of high school and convinced creative director Lamar to drop out too.
10. He hosted his first live performance at his hometown prestigious club Mod Club.
The Weeknd net worth in 2019 will absolutely be higher than the quoted 2018 net worth figures considering on an annual basis he is making tens of millions.