What is The Weeknd’s Net Worth?

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Weeknd on the red carpet

The Weeknd appeared to go from a complete unknown to a music business large in a single day, changing into one of the vital common younger stars within the United States today.

His life is extensively coated by the media, and his relationships with different big-name celebrities have gotten him within the information greater than as soon as. The Weeknd has advanced from the boy who as soon as anonymously uploaded his recordings to Youtube to the performer who has been onstage in entrance of tons of of 1000’s of screaming followers, which begs the query: how a lot is The Weeknd value?

In this text, we’ll discover who The Weeknd is, how precisely he turned well-known, and what his estimated web value is. 

Who is The Weeknd?

The Weeknd on the red carpet
The Weeknd | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The Weeknd, whose actual identify is Abel Tesfaye, was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, in February 1990. As he grew right into a younger musician, he began engaged on songs with producer Jeremy Rose in Toronto. In 2010, he anonymously uploaded a number of songs to Youtube underneath the moniker, “The Weeknd.”

This would mark the start of what would finally develop into a particularly profitable profession, though it’s unlikely he had any concept of how well-known he would change into on the time. 

In 2011, he launched the mixtapes, “House of Balloons,” “Thursday,” and “Echoes of Silence,” which nearly instantly gained him recognition from a number of well-known publications — as a lot for his darkish wave fashion of R&B as for the mysteriousness surrounding his identification. He additionally acquired assist from fellow Canadian musician, Drake, who drummed up curiosity in The Weeknd by posting clips of his songs and mentioning him on social media. This would later change into the massive break-through into the music scene that The Weeknd wanted. 

How did The Weeknd change into well-known? 

The Weeknd turned reasonably well-known after releasing his compilation album, Trilogy underneath Republic Records and his personal label, XO. He then launched his first studio album Kiss Land in 2013.

Both of those albums reached the primary spot on the U.S. R&B chart. But The Weeknd’s subsequent assortment, Beauty Behind the Madness, launched in 2015, was the album that may catapult him to nationwide and worldwide fame.

This album additionally contained two of The Weeknd’s high hits: “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face,” which had been accompanied by attention-grabbing, unusual, and barely darkish music movies. 

A yr later, The Weeknd launched his third album, “Starboy,” which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 primary hit, “Starboy.” His EP “My Dear Melancholy,” additionally debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018. 

But The Weeknd isn’t solely interested by music. Part of the explanation that his fame is so widespread is that he’s branching out into the world of business and leaving his mark on different industries. In 2016, The Weeknd introduced that he was changing into a Global Brand Ambassador for Puma.

He has his personal XO-branded merchandise, which was just lately within the highlight after a collaboration by H&M to current its Spring 2017 marketing campaign. The Weeknd has even partnered with Marvel, asserting {that a} Starboy comedian ebook was within the works.

The Weeknd has additionally earned his share of awards. “Beauty Behind the Madness” received a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The Weeknd has received two different Grammy awards, two American Music Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards, 9 Juno awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

As one of the vital profitable Canadian artists, The Weeknd was awarded the Allan Slaight Award by Canada’s Walk of Fame for “making a positive impact in the fields of music, film, literature, visual or performing arts, sports, innovation or philanthropy.”

The Weeknd has bought over 70 million data within the United States all through the length of his profession — which is actually removed from over. 

What is The Weeknd’s web value? 

The Weeknd’s web value is estimated to be round 90 million {dollars}. According to Celebrity Net Worth, “between June 2016 and June 2017,” the recording artist and report producer “grossed $90 million from record sales, touring, merchandise and more.” 

As for The Weeknd’s future, he appears primed to develop his established fan base and show an much more profitable musician within the coming decade. 

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