The Weeknd

Quick Facts

Full NameAbel Makkonen Tesfaye
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1990
Place of BirthToronto, Ontario, Canada
Other NamesThe Noise, Kin Kane
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman
Years Active2009–present
GenresPop, alternative R&B, R&B, new wave
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
LabelsXO, Republic
Net Worth$300 million
Notable AlbumsTrilogy (2012), Kiss Land (2013), Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), Starboy (2016), My Dear Melancholy (2018), After Hours (2020), Dawn FM (2022)
Notable Singles“Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills”, “Starboy”, “Blinding Lights”, “Heartless”, “Save Your Tears”, “Take My Breath”
Awards4 Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 22 Juno Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 Latin Grammy Award
RecordsFirst Canadian artist to earn four diamond-certified singles from the RIAA, holds several streaming and Billboard chart records, first artist to simultaneously hold the top three spots on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Blinding Lights” became the most-streamed song in Spotify history, the best-performing song in the Billboard Hot 100’s history, and the longest-charting song by a solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100.
RecognitionsListed by Time as one of the world’s most influential people in 2020, dubbed the “world’s most popular artist” by Guinness World Records in 2023, appointed a World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador in 2021
Total Records SoldOver 75 million

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