The Weeknd Biography: Girlfriend, Age, Real Name, Net Worth, Songs, Nationality, Albums, Religion, Wife

October 16, 2023 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990) is an award-winning Canadian artist renowned as a singer and songwriter. He is widely recognized by his stage name, The Weeknd

The Weeknd has made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. His unique approach to music production, constant artistic transformations, and distinct use of the falsetto range set him apart.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Stage Name: The Weeknd
Born: 16 February 1990 (age 34 years old)
Place of Birth: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Education: Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Makkonen Tesfaye, Samrawit Hailu
Siblings: Sam Tesfaye, Bella Tesfaye
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Simi Khadra (2022), Angelina Jolie (2021), Selena Gomez (2016-2017), Bella Hadid (2015-2019), Austin Butler, Chantel Jeffries, Julia Fox, Taylor Swift, Yovanna Ventura (2017)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $300 million

Early Life & Education

The Weeknd is a talented artist from Canada who was born on February 16, 1990, in the vibrant city of Toronto, Ontario. Unfortunately, his parents, Makkonen Tesfaye and Samrawit Hailu, who were both immigrants from Ethiopia, decided to part ways shortly after his birth. 

As a result, he was raised by his mother and grandparents in the Scarborough area. Growing up in this diverse community, The Weeknd formed a strong bond with his two younger siblings, Sam Tesfaye and Bella Tesfaye. 

Throughout his formative years in Scarborough, The Weeknd attended both West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute.


After joining Republic Records in 2012, The Weeknd‘s first studio album, Kiss Land (2013), achieved commercial success. However, his second album, Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), catapulted him into global stardom. The album produced chart-topping singles such as Can’t Feel My FaceEarned It, and The Hills, earning him a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

The Weeknd‘s third album, Starboy (2016), achieved considerable commercial success and was honored with a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Furthermore, his fourth album, After Hours (2020), received widespread critical acclaim and secured a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance for its standout track, Blinding Lights.

The Weeknd, a talented modern artist, has had fantastic success. He has won four Grammy Awards, 20 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 Juno Awards. He has sold over 75 million records worldwide, which demonstrates his influence on a global scale.

The Weeknd has dabbled in acting in addition to his lucrative music career. He has acted in several movies and TV episodes, including Uncut Gems (2019) and American Dad! (2020). In addition, he founded the XO clothing line, his very own clothing company. 

Awards & Nominations


  • 4 Grammy Awards
  • 20 Billboard Music Awards
  • 22 Juno Awards
  • 6 American Music Awards
  • 2 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1 Latin Grammy Award
  • 1 Primetime Emmy Award


  • 1 Academy Award
  • 1 Primetime Emmy Award
  • 30 Grammy Awards
  • 31 Billboard Music Awards
  • 34 Juno Awards
  • 13 American Music Awards
  • 10 MTV Video Music Awards

Social Media

  • Instagram: @theweeknd
  • Twitter: @theweeknd
  • Facebook: @theweeknd

Personal Life

The Weeknd, a talented Canadian artist, has been involved in various romantic relationships. 

Some of the notable individuals The Weeknd has dated include Simi Khadra in 2022, Angelina Jolie in 2021, Yovanna VenturaSelena Gomez from 2016 to 2017, Bella Hadid from 2015 to 2019, as well as Julia FoxTaylor SwiftAustin Butler, and Chantel Jeffries

However, despite his dating history, The Weeknd has no children.


Studio Albums

  • 2011 House of Balloons 
  • 2011 Thursday 
  • 2011 Echoes of Silence 
  • 2013 Kiss Land 
  • 2015 Beauty Behind the Madness 
  • 2016 Starboy 
  • 2018 My Dear Melancholy
  • 2020 After Hours 
  • 2022 Dawn FM


  • 2011 House of Balloons 
  • 2011 Thursday 
  • 2011 Echoes of Silence 
  • 2012 Trilogy 
  • 2013 Kiss Land 
  • 2018 My Dear Melancholy
  • 2022 After Hours til Dawn 
  • 2022 Dawn FM Experience 


  • 2019 Uncut Gems
  • 2021: The Show
  • 2023 Live at SoFi Stadium
  • 2023: The Idol
  • Untitled Trey Edward Shults film (TBA)

Net Worth

The Weeknd is a singer and songwriter with a net worth of $300 million. 

His exceptional talent and dedication to his art have catapulted him to unprecedented heights of success and popularity, solidifying him as one of his generation’s most successful R&B performers.

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