Abel Tesfaye (Toronto, Canada, February 16, 1990), known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $ 30 million dollars.
At the end of 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name The Weeknd. He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which were highly acclaimed. The following year, he released his compilation album titled Trilogy with thirty tracks consisting of remastered versions of his mixtape material and three additional songs. It was put on the market by the label Republic Records and XO. In 2013, he released his debut album Kiss Land, which was recognized by the singles “Kiss Land” and “Live For”.
Beauty Behind The Madness album
His second studio album, “Beauty behind the Madness”, which became their first album to reach the Billboard 200 number one, including the “top five” on several lists with their single “Earned It” and produced the number one singles “The Hills” and “Can not Feel My Face.” The songs have simultaneously reached the top three on the Billboard Hot R & B Songs chart, becoming the only artist in 2015 to do so. The Weeknd has received praise from several music publications, including Pitchfork, MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL, and The Source.
As of December 1, 2015, “Beauty behind the Madness” became the album with the most streaming reproductions of 2015 with more than 60 million listeners. In addition to being placed at number five on the list of Rolling Stone’s 50 best albums of 2015. On December 25, 2015, The Weeknd released two new songs, “Low Life” and a remixed version of “Pass Dat” from Jeremih.
He also appeared in the song “FML” from Kanye West’s 2016 album, The Life of Pablo. The Weeknd also appears in the Beyoncé song “6 Inch” from her album, LEMONADE.
On August 24, 2016, The Weeknd reportedly worked with the French electronic duo Daft Punk, which was confirmed by Billboard’s interview with Republic Records executive vice president Wendy Goldstein. On the 26th of June, Cashmere Cat Released a single from their new album, “Wild Love”, and The Weeknd appears in the choirs.
On September 21, 2016, The Weeknd announced the name of their third studio album, Starboy. The album would consist of 18 tracks and would be released through Republic Records. The following day the main song was released, with a title homónimo to the one of the album that counts on Daft Punk. Starboy was released on November 25. On October 1, 2016, The Weeknd was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live where he played “Starboy” and “False Alarm”. On November 17, The Weeknd announced two new Starboy singles entitled “Party Monster” and collaboration with Daft Punk called “I Feel It Coming”.
On November 23, 2016, a video was uploaded to the YouTube account of The Weeknd titled “M A N I A.” The video lasted 12 minutes and featured several new music videos for songs that would appear on their upcoming album, Starboy. At 24 hours of launching Starboy, it was the album was number one in more than 80 countries.