Celebrity: The Weeknd
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The Weeknd Net Worth:
Canadian singer, recording artist and record maker, Abel Tesfaye famously known as The Weeknd who has a net worth of $50 million, between June 2016 and June 2017, netted $90 million from his record sales, touring, merchandise and others.
The Weeknd who was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada in February 1990, began working on songs with music producer, Jeremy Rose in Toronto and in 2010, he uploaded the songs “What You Need”, “Loft Music”, and “The Morning” on YouTube utilizing the anonymous named “The Weeknd”.
The Weeknd’s song that gained attention was aided by famous rapper/singer Drake, after his mixtape House of Balloons was released in 2011 for free on his website. And was trailed by the mixtapes Thursday and Echoes of Silence. Then in 2011 The Weeknd released a compilation album titled Trilogy under Republic Records and his label XO. While his debut studio album called Kiss Land was released in 2013. Both album after their release later hit #1 on the U.S. R&B chart.
The Weeknd’s next studio album “Beauty Behind The Madness” that was released in 2015 was a huge success around the globe for him and today, The Weeknd’s most popular songs include “Wicked Games”, “The Hills”, “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Live For” that features Drake. He has also was MTV O Music Awards, Juno Awards, a mtvU Music Award, and a Sirius XM Indie Award. He has also been featured on songs by Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Sia, French Montana, Lil Wayne, M.I.A., Rick Ross, and Ariana Grande.
The Weeknd’s third studio album Starboy that was released in 2016 reached #1 in the US, Canada, Australia, Denmark, and Sweden. The album featured the smash hit single “Starboy” (Ft. Daft Punk) that reached #1 in seven countries including the United States. The Weeknd who also had great success with the singles “I Feel It Coming” (Ft. Daft Punk), “Party Monster”, “Reminder”, and “Rockin”, in 2016 was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Earned It”. Then in 2017, The Weeknd set Guinness World Records for the Most Streamed Album on Spotify in One Year and Most Consecutive Weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 by a Solo Male Artist.