The Weeknd Worth (February, 2023): Biography, Salary, Age, Height, Girlfriend

The Weeknd Net Worth: $300 Million (approx.)

Net Worth:$300 Million (approx.)
Date of Birth:Feb 16, 1990
Age:32 years
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Songwriter, Record producer, Singer, Music artist
Nationality:Canada

The Weeknd net worth is estimated to be $300 million. The Weeknd is a famous Canadian recording artist and record producer.

The Weeknd Net Worth
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After breaking into the music industry viaYouTube, The Weeknd is one of the most popular faces in the Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B genre. His unique musical style makes him different and popular. The Weeknd has has sold more than 70 million records in the United States alone.

How much is The Weeknd Worth?

The Weeknd net worth is around $300 million in 2022. The Weeknd has won many awards, including multiple Grammys. The Weeknd has also been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures. This includes collaborations with various brands and the creation of his own personal brand called “XO.”

The Weeknd Salary:

Between 2017 and 2018 The Weeknd earned $90 million. Between 2018 and 2019, The Weeknd earned $40 million from his various endeavors.

The Weeknd Business Ventures:

The Weeknd has collaborated with condom companies, e-cigarette manufacturers, and Marvel. The Weeknd is also one of the “faces” of Apple Music, and he has acted as a brand ambassador for Puma. The Weeknd is also hugely involved with fashion and sells his own “XO” branded merchandise. The Weeknd has also collaborated with brands such as A Bathing Ape and designers such as Alexander Wang. The Weeknd owns shares in esports company OverActive Media Group.

The Weeknd House:

In 2019 The Weekend bought a penthouse in Los Angeles overlooking the Beverly Hills Country Club for $21 million. The building’s monthly HOA fee is $6,800. Before buying the property in LA, he had been renting a triplex penthouse in New York City that cost $60,000 per month.

The Weeknd previously owned three-acre estate in Hidden Hills, California which he purchased for $18 million in 2017. The Weeknd sold the home in April 2021 to Madonna for $20 million.

In 2021, Wall Street Journal reported that The Weeknd had paid $70 million for a mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel Air neighborhood. The 33,000 square foot house sits on 1.6 acres overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club. The property has an indoor pool, sports court, movie theater, gym, music studio and outdoor pool.

The Weeknd Biography:

BornAbel Makkonen Tesfaye
February 16, 1990 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationSinger-songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman
Years active2009–present
WorksDiscography,songs,videography
Musical career
Also known asThe Noise, Kin Kane
GenresR&B, pop, hip hopdance, alternative R&B, new wave
InstrumentsVocals,piano,keyboards,bassguitar, drums
LabelsXO,Republic
Websitetheweeknd.com

The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. The Weeknd was born on February 16th, 1990. Tesfaye grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and was raised by his mother and his grandmother after his parents separated.

The Weeknd Biography
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Tesfaye is of Ethiopian heritage, and his parents moved to Canada in the late ’80s. Tesfaye’s father was not there in his life during his childhood, and the two only saw each other once or twice. Religion had a huge influence on Tesfaye’s early years, and he frequently attended the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Despite his religious involvement, Tesfaye starting using drugs at age 11. What began as a marijuana smoking habit later grew into a reliance on harder drugs. Tesfaye claims that he committed crimes to fund his addiction. Although The Weeknd attended high school, he didn’t graduate, as he dropped out before his final year.

The Weeknd Singing Career:

Tesfaye stated that his stage name comes from the fact that he left high school and his family’s house “one weekend and never came home.” 3 years after he left high school, he ran into a producer called Jeremy Rose. Rose had been playing with the idea of creating “dark R&B” for some time and saw The Weeknd as a perfect figurehead to lead the movement.

Rose produced many songs that Tesfaye rapped on. At this point, Abel was using monikers like “Kin Kane” and “The Noise.” Rose permitted The Weeknd to use the songs on the condition that he would be credited as a producer. The Weeknd then uploaded the tracks to YouTube, and he quickly gained a considerable following – even drawing the attention of Drake.

The Weeknd’s first big release was a mixtape called House of Balloons. The album included tracks made with the help of a range of producers, including Jeremy Rose, although he was not credited as per the previous agreement. The album was a massive success, and once again Drake voiced his praise for the artist.

Drake also attended The Weeknd’s first concerts and later approached him with a plan to collaborate. The two artists from canada then toured together, with The Weeknd typically performing the opening act for Drake. After The Weeknd released two more mixtapes, he was approached by many major record labels who wanted to sign him.

The Weeknd Singing Breakthrough:

After touring throughout the United States and Europe in 2012, The Weeknd collabrorated with Republic Records in a joint venture that also saw the creation of his own imprint, XO. XO is The Weeknd’s own record label that acts as a subsidiary of Republic Records.

This relationship saw the release of Trilogy, which was a compilation of The Weeknd’s first three mixtapes. Jeremy Rose was finally credited for the songs he had produced. The album performed well, charting at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Tesfaye first studio album came a year later with the release of Kiss Land. The album featured Drake on many tracks and debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard top 200. The next few years saw The Weeknd collaborating with artists such as Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande, as well as touring extensively.

The Weeknd’s second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness was released in 2015. In its first week of release, the album sold 412,000 units and reached the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200. It went platinum, selling 1.5 million copies globally.

The Weeknd became the first male artist to simultaneously hold the top three spots of the Billboard Hot R&B Chart with three singles that all went platinum.

In 2016, The Weeknd released his next album: Starboy. The album included tracks featuring the well-known French electronica group, Daft Punk.

After collaborating with many artists and touring once again, The Weeknd released My Dear Melancholy in 2018. The Weeknd set Guinness World Records in 2017 for Most Streamed Album on Spotify in One Year.

In 2018, The Weeknd also released his first greatest hits album: The Weeknd in Japan. In 2020, The Weeknd announced the title of his next album: After Hours.

On August 7, 2020, The Weeknd was featured on the late Juice Wrld’s single “Smile” from his first posthumous album Legends Never Die. On August 28, he was featured on Calvin Harris’ single “Over Now”. On October 30, Tesfaye appeared on Ariana Grande’s song “Off the Table” from her sixth studio album Positions.

On February 5, 2021, The Weeknd released his second greatest hits album The Highlights. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, making it Tesfaye’s highest charting compilation album and the biggest first week debut for a greatest hits album since Fully Loaded: God’s Country (2019).

Tesfaye began to tease new music in May 2021. 

On October 22, 2021, Tesfaye appeared on Swedish House Mafia’s single “Moth to a Flame” from their debut studio album Paradise Again.

The Weeknd released his fifth studio album Dawn FM on January 7, 2022. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with 148,000 units, marking his eighth top ten entry and his second non-consecutive album to debut at number two. The Weeknd also broke the record for the most simultaneous entries for a male soloist on the Billboard Global 200, with twenty-four songs on the chart.

The Weeknd Musical Style

The Weeknd is a singer, although he’s “grouped in” with other rap and hip-hop artists. His influences include singers like Michael Jackson and Prince. His lyrics deal with heavy emotional issues, and his music blends indie and electronic styles with R&B.

The Weeknd Interesting Facts:

He was arrested in 2015 for assaulting a police officer in Las Vegas. He was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.

The Weeknd Achievements:

He has won multiple awards over the course of his career. These include three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard Awards, two Junos, and two American Music Awards. He was also nominated for an Academy Award.

The Weeknd Girlfriend:

The Weeknd started dating well-known model Bella Hadid in 2015. Citing scheduling conflicts due to their hectic lifestyle, they split in 2016. The Weeknd also dated Selena Gomez for a spell in 2017, and the couple lived together for a brief period before splitting up.

In 2018, The Weeknd returned to Bella Hadid once again, but their pair separated in 2019 for the second time.

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