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.
Abel Tesfaye's Early Life and Education
Abel Tesfaye was born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye on February 16, 1990, and is currently 28 years old. 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 Tesfaye's Career
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 the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
The talented R&B singer, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, widely known as The Weeknd 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.
Abel Tesfaye's Net Worth
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.
As of 2019, Abel Tesfaye's net worth is reported to be around $92 million. His net worth was around $70 million back in 2017.
Abel Tesfaye's Personal Life
Moving towards Abel Tesfaye's personal life, he 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 several times.
Later, Abel Makkonen started dating Selena Gomez; American singer and actress. The couple started dating in January 2017. Weeknd and Selena looked happy together and were caught in camera hanging around in Greenwich Village, New York but things did not go as planned.
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. Cutting Edge Music also sued him as they alleged the bass line for The Hills which was featured in the score for The Machine.
Abel Tesfaye's Body Measurements
Abel Tesfaye has a well-maintained average body build. His features are:
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 75 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Squirrel Brown