Abel Tesfaye Biography
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is a Canadian singer, producer, and songwriter, professionally known as The Weeknd. Grammy-nominated R&B singer and performer, Abel has some of the hits songs such as Can't Feel My Face and Hills. He began anonymously uploading several songs on YouTube in 2010. He was born to parents; Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye in Toronto, who migrated from Ethiopia to Canada. He grew up as a single child in Scarborough, Ontario and attended the West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute but he couldn't graduate from either of school. Regarding his ethnicity and Nationality, he is Black Canadian.
Abel started his singing career anonymously. He uploaded several songs to YouTube as which went viral and won the heart of millions of people. Later, he released House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence in 2011 which were critically acclaimed.
Later in 2013, the anonymous singer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye released his first debut studio album, Kiss Land. His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, was listed number one on the US Billboard 200.
The album includes the songs like Earned It as number three and singles like The Hills and Can't Feel My Face. The Weeknd become the first artist in history to achieve top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
Talented R&B singer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, widely known as The Weeknd who earned wide recognition and fame. Till now he won Grammy Awards twice, Billboard Music award for eight times, Juno Awards nine time and nominated for several awards as well.
Moving towards his personal life, The Weeknd was previously in a relationship with Bella Hadid who is an American fashion model. The couple started dating each other in 2015. They spotted together in public places for several times.
Later, Abel Makkonen started dating Selena Gomez; American singer and actress. The couple started dating each other from January 2017, and they are still together. Weeknd and Selena seem happy together, and they were caught in camera hanging around in Greenwich Village, New York.
The Weeknd has also been through some Legal issues. He was once arrested and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service for punching police officer in Las Vegas. He was also sued by Cutting Edge Music as they alleged the bass line for The Hills which was featured in the score for The Machine.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye earns the good sum of money from his career. He has several hit songs which have peaked on the top list of Billboard, sold millions of copies and had done several tours as well through which he generated a tremendous amount of money. His current net worth is around $70 million.
Born in Canada
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye or The Weeknd was born on 16th February 1990 in Toronto, Canada. He was the only son of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye who had migrated from Ethiopia to Canada.Edit
Upload songs anonymously.
In 2010, Abel created YouTube channel under the name, The Weeknd. He uploaded three songs that became a wide recognition which earned high popularity and wide recognition and fame.Edit
Debut Studio album, Kiss Land.
In 2013, Abel released his first debut studio album, Kiss Land, and his songs Earned It, The Hills and Can't Fell My Face made him the singer of top three songs on the Billboard Hot R&B chart.Edit
Arrested in Las Vegas
In 2015, Abel was arrested in Las Vegas. He was arrested and sentenced to 50 hours of community service for punching a police officer in Las Vegas.Edit
Affair with Bella Hadid.
The Weeknd dated Bella Hadid: an American fashion model. The couple started dating each other in 2015 and ended in 2016. The reason behind their breakup was conflict of their relationship.
Currently dating Selena Gomez.
Abel is currently dating Selena Gomez; American singer and actress. They started dating each other from January 2017 and still dating each other. Weeknd and Selena have moved together in Greenwich Village, New York.
Abel Makkonen earns the good sum of money in his career. His songs have peaked the top list of Billboard and sold millions of copies. His current estimated net worth is around $70 million.