|Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter & businessman|
|Date of Birth||16 February 1990|
|Age (as in 2022)||32 Years|
|Father Name||Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Mother Name||Samrawit Hailu|
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye or The Weeknd is a Canadian songwriter, record producer & singer. He is known for dark lyricism, sonic versatility, escapism, etc. His songs are many times inspired by his life incident.
Early Life of Weeknd
Weeknd was born on 16th February 1990 in Ontario. He was born to Makkonen Tesfaye & Samrawit Hailu. They both got a divorced son after the birth of Abel. He doesn’t have a very good relationship with his father which he has also described in one of his songs named Rolling Stone. Makkonen hails from an Ethiopian Orthodox family. He wanted to pursue his music career for that he dropped out of school. He also convinced his best friend to do so. His best friend is currently his creative director named La Mar Taylor. Tesfaye has also abused drugs and illegal substances. He has also faced homelessness. His teenage years were very hard for him.
Career of Tesfaye
Tesfaye started his career by releasing songs on Youtube. Fast forward to two years later he released mix tapes with the XO label after which he gained some reorganization. He got signed with Republic Records in 2012. He released his debut album with them named Kiss Land in 2013. This album was a super hit and it hit the second spot on US Billboards 200. He won a Grammy award for his song Earned It. He has sold over 75 million records in a very short time. That makes him one of the best-selling artists in the world. His song named Blinding Lights has been on the chart list for the longest time in Billboard’s history.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye Biography
Real Name: – Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Profession: – Singer, songwriter & businessman
Father Name: – Makkonen Tesfaye
Mother Name: – Samrawit Hailu
Brothers: – NA
Sisters: – NA
Relationship Status – Single
Date of Birth: – 16 February 1990
Age in 2022: – 32 Years
Place of Birth: – Ontario
Nationality: – Canadian
Weight: – 75 Kg
Height: – 5 Foot 6.5 Inch
Tesfaye is very enigmatic and also very introverted. He tries to stay away from interviews and share his views and thoughts on Twitter. He had dated world-famous singer Bella Hadid. He has also dated Selena Gomez for a very short period. He has a very famous signature hairstyle. Tesfaye is recently residing in Bel Air, Los Angeles.