Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is one of the most famous musicians in the world right now. He’s got an estimated net worth of $60 million, and he’s only 29 years old! That’s not bad at all! The following chart shows how he earned that money and how his net worth will continue to grow with every new album released
The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He was born on February 16, 1990 in Toronto Canada to parents Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye. He has three siblings who are twins named Ammar & Dawit and another brother named Muhamed. His parents had immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia in the 1980s but at a young age he along with his siblings returned to their birth country for a visit. It was during that time that a civil war broke out and after realizing how much danger they were in they fled back to Canada where they would be safe. Growing up, The Weeknd showed interest in music but never aspired to make it into his career.
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Born on November 16, 1990, in Toronto and raised in Scarborough, The Weeknd is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Before embarking on his music career he played minor roles in TV series like Are You Afraid of the Dark? In 2011, he released his first album Kiss Land. It debuted at number two on Billboard 200 and reached number one on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. After releasing Beauty Behind The Madness (2015) which won him two Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Performance respectively.
Album Sales Revenue
The Weeknd’s debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in 2013. The album sold roughly 130,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number two on Billboard 200. Wicked Games from that album landed in twelfth place on Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for 36 weeks. The track also peaked at number one on Digital Songs chart with 268,000 downloads in 2013. As of 2016 , Kiss Land has sold over 440,000 copies in United States and over 1 million copies worldwide.
Songwriting Credits Income
The Weeknd has written for a number of pop and R&B stars, including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey. Drake’s Crew Love is written about The Weeknd; Nicki Minaj’s Bed of Lies is written about The Weeknd. Some of his lesser-known songs have been covered by pop artists like Justin Bieber (A Lonely Night) and Niall Horan (Earned It). Even Beyoncé covered one of his tracks on her live album (The Weekend sang Die Young with her at a concert in Sydney). All told, The Weekend has amassed more than $6 million in songwriting royalties since 2010.
Upcoming Projects, Appearances and Tours
The Weeknd is one of those artists that seems to be everywhere. Whether you’re catching him in concert, watching his latest music video or scrolling through Instagram, it’s nearly impossible to miss him. Considering his busy schedule and popularity, it can be difficult to keep track of all of The Weeknd’s upcoming projects. That’s why we created a list outlining some of The Weeknd’s upcoming tours and appearances that have been announced. We will continue to update our list as new information becomes available! If there are any events or shows missing from our list please feel free to contact us and let us know so we can update our information!
Award and Achievements
Signing a record deal in 2011, The Weeknd went on to release his highly successful debut album Kiss Land in 2013. His follow-up album Beauty Behind The Madness was released in 2015 and its lead single Can’t Feel My Face topped Billboard’s Hot 100, setting a record for being in the top 10 for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 on that chart. He is also one of a few artists to have had more than one song from an album surpass 250 million views on YouTube. As of December 2018, his total net worth is estimated at $90 million .
Last Updated on December 26, 2021
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