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Born 16 February, 1990 (31 years old).
What is the zodiac sign of The Weeknd ?
According to the birthday of The Weeknd the astrological sign is Aquarius .
Career of the The Weeknd started in 2003 .
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Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer
|The Weeknd performing in July 2018|
|Born||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
February 16, 1990
|Occupation||Singer songwriter record producer|
|Genres||R&B alternative R&B pop electropop|
|Associated acts||Belly Daft Punk DaHeala Drake Doc McKinney Illangelo Lana Del Rey Lil Uzi Vert|
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye , known professionally as the Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Noted for his versatility in vocal style, music production, and eccentric presentation, the Weeknd is often cited as an influence to contemporary music, as well as by other artists.
The Weeknd began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube. A year later, the Weeknd released the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, and quickly earned a following and critical recognition from several mainstream publications due to his dark style of R&B and the mystique surrounding his identity. In 2012, he signed with Republic Records and re-released the mixtapes in the compilation album Trilogy . His debut studio album, Kiss Land, was released in 2013. He followed it with Beauty Behind the Madness , which was among the best-selling albums of 2015. With the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills", Beauty Behind the Madness won Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
The Weeknd's third album Starboy was a similar commercial success and included the number-one single of the same name, and also won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. His fourth album, After Hours , featured the number-one singles "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights".
Among the world's best-selling music artists with over 75 million records sold, the Weeknd has won three Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and nine Juno Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. He holds several chart records, being the first artist to simultaneously hold the top three positions on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart with "Can't Feel My Face", "Earned It", and "The Hills". He was awarded the Allan Slaight Award by Canada's Walk of Fame.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born in Toronto, Canada on February 16, 1990, the son of Ethiopian immigrants Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye. He grew up in the Scarborough area of Toronto. He was raised by his grandmother and mother after his parents split up. While living with his grandmother, he learned Amharic, which he also spoke with his mother. He attended Ethiopian Orthodox Church services. When asked about his father in an interview, he said, "I saw him vaguely when I was six, and then again when I was 11 or 12, and he had a new family and kids. I don't even know where he lived — I'd see him for, like, a night. I'm sure he's a great guy. I never judged him. He wasn't abusive, he wasn't an alcoholic, he wasn't an asshole. He just wasn't there."
Tesfaye described his teenage years as being like the film "Kids without the AIDS". He stated he began smoking marijuana at age 11, and later used ecstasy, oxycodone, Xanax, cocaine, psilocybin, and ketamine. He said that he often shoplifted to supplement his drug use. He attended West Hill Collegiate Institute and Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, where he left without graduating in 2007. After this, he also left home and moved to the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. He has said that his stage name was inspired by his high school drop-out status, after he "left one weekend and never came home", though producer Jeremy Rose claims the name was his idea. The spelling was modified in order to avoid trademark problems with the Canadian band the Weekend.
Tesfaye began dating model Bella Hadid in early 2015. The couple were first seen together in May at Coachella, and Hadid starred in his music video for "In the Night" a few months later. They appeared as a couple at the 2016 Grammy Awards. On November 11, 2016, it was reported that the couple had split due to their conflicting schedules. Tesfaye reportedly started dating Selena Gomez in January 2017 and they moved in together temporarily in September of that year, but broke up a month later. By May 2018, Tesfaye and Hadid had started dating again, before splitting up once more in August 2019. It was later reported that the two were in touch again nine months later.
Tesfaye often used drugs to help get over his writer's block on earlier albums, and also abused illegal substances such as "ketamine, cocaine, MDMA, mushrooms, and cough syrup". Speaking in December 2013, he said that drugs were a "crutch" for him when it came to writing music. On social media, he typically suffixed his first name with "xo", which is often used as an emoticon for "a kiss and a hug". According to writer Hermione Hoby, this was Tesfaye's intention, though VH1's Zara Golden believed it was a reference to his recreational use of ecstasy and oxycodone. He later altered the handles on his social media to reflect his stage name in preparation for the release of Starboy.
Tesfaye's hairstyle, which has been described as his most recognizable trait, has been claimed to be partly inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat. In an interview, he detailed that he began growing it out in 2011 and remarked at how easy it was to maintain with "a hard shampoo every once in a while". He eventually cut his hair in 2016, prior to the release of Starboy. In his spare time, he enjoys watching television and playing video games. Despite having previously worked in the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, Tesfaye and Belly cancelled an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in May 2016 due to Donald Trump being present.
Tesfaye was raised as an Ethiopian Orthodox. On Orthodox Easter 2016, Tesfaye donated $50,000 to his childhood church, St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo in Toronto. When asked about his religious beliefs in 2020, Tesfaye said "I dunno".