Have you ever tunned into the songs of The Weeknd? Of course, you might have heard him at least once. The Weeknd, who sings in head voice was originally born as Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. However, he is prominent as The Weeknd among his fans. Besides being a fabulous singer, he is also a songwriter and record producer.
Tesfaye, who in the year 2010 started his Youtube channel The Weeknd, thoroughly uploaded his mixtapes like House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence. After that, he signed with Republic Records and created his own record label called XO. This is how his career at singing started. Of course, you must be interested in finding much more about him after knowing all of these. Find out about the singer’s career journey and net worth he has acclaimed to date.
The Weeknd's Net Worth
Canadian recording artist and producer The Weeknd has a net worth of around $50 million. According to the sources, between June 2016 to June 2017, The Weeknd grossed $90 million from his record sales, tour and merchandise. In the year 2017, Forbes listed him as the sixth on its ranking of 100 Celebrity Estimated Earnings.
The singer whose estimated earnings was $55 million in the year 2015 has gradually ended up earning a lot higher in these recent days. At present, he tends to make $40,000,000 on daily basis from his career.
With this earning, he has managed to donate $50,000 to the University of Toronto’s Ethiopian. He thoroughly engages himself in other donation stuff and programs. Talking about his residence, he bought $20 million hidden Hills Estate in Los Angeles.
The Estate is spread in more than 12,000 square feet with an impressive nine bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. Talking about his cars collection, he has cars like McLaren P1, Lamborgini Aventador SV, and Bentley Mulsanne.
Seems like the singer has collected a lot from his career. His net worth is even likely to increase in coming days because of his continuous effort in the field.
The Weeknd's Career Beginnings
In 2010, Tesfaye met Jeremy Rose, a musical artist. With him, he got an idea about dark R&B music. In search of a better opportunity to begin his career, he collaborated with musician Curtis Santiago and released songs like What You Need, Loft Music, and The Morning.
In December 2010, he created his Youtube channel The Weeknd and uploaded songs like What You Need, Loft Music and The Morning. The Youtube channel he developed created a platform for him. His songs were loved by many which gradually earned him fans.
On 21 March 2011, Tesfaye released his debut mixtape House of Balloons. The mixtape was produced in collaboration with Canadian producers Illangelo and Doc McKinney. After this, Tesfaye started his musical tour to Toronto which enhanced his financial status further improving his net worth. Well, in Toronto, his songs were gradually heard by Drake.
After the concert got over Drake approached Tesfaye and asked him to work with him. Further, Tesfaye companied Drake at his various shows, and concerts. At the end of summer 2011, Tesfaye hugely contributed to various songs of Drake.
After this, Tesfaye released his second mixtape Thursday on 18 August 2011. And on 21 December 2011, he released his third mixtape Echoes of Silence.
2012-2015: Trilogy, Kiss Land, and Beauty Behind the Madness
In April 2012, Tesfaye started the musical tour to the United States. There he performed and gave back-to-back sold-out shows. His tour to the U.S. was positively reviewed by Rolling Stone. Tesfaye expanded his musical tour and went to perform in Europe, Spain, and Portugal. All of his concerts were positively reviewed by Katy Perry and Florence Welch.
In June, he released his song Balloons Trilogy in his Youtube channel. The song was downloaded by over 8 million times. In September 2012, Tesfaye created his own imprint XO in collaboration with Republic Records. With Republic Records, he released mixtape Trilogy. On 10 September, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land.
In the year 2014, Tesfaye remixed a single by Beyonce, Drunk in Love. The theme and concept of the song were liked by all. In the same year, he collaborated with Ariana Grande and released duet titled Love Me, Harder. Talking about his 2015 affairs, he managed to release a single for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
He released his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness on 28 August 2015. The songs from the album spread across the countries like Canada, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom thoroughly. The album also went double platinum in the US and succeeded to sell $1.5 million copies worldwide.
2016-Present Starboy and My Dear Melancholy
As the fame of Tesfaye spread like fire in the year 2016, he continued to give various musical concerts and live performances. On 25 November, he released his third studio album Starboy.
The album featured Daft Punk. In 2017, he continued to work on various projects. As of 2018, the singer released his album named My Dear Melancholy.
Well, the singer has proved to be a successful personality right at the age of 28. In fact, he is one of the highest earning singers. Over the period of time, the singers net worth has also substantially increased. Any way, we wish him much more success in the days to come.