The Weeknd Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

The Weeknd Quick Info
Height5 ft 6.5 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 1990
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

The Weeknd is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer who has gained global fame with his work which has won him at least 3 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 9 Billboard Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 9 Juno Awards. One of the most successful Canadian recording artists of all time, he has released a diverse discography that includes albums, songs, and extended plays like Blinding LightsBeauty Behind the MadnessKiss Land, Starboy (featuring Daft Punk), House of Balloons, After HoursStarboyEchoes of SilenceMy Dear Melancholy, Hawái (Remix) (with Maluma), HeartlessCall Out My Name, Power Is Power (with SZA and Travis Scott), and Love Me Harder (with Ariana Grande).

Born Name

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye

Nick Name

The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Residence

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality

Canadian

 

Education

The Weeknd went to Samuel Hearne Middle School, and then, West Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto.

At 17, he dropped out of high school named, Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Rapper

Family

  • Father – Makkonen
  • Mother – Samra Tesfaye
  • Siblings – He is an only child.

Manager

XO Records

Genre

Alternative R&B, soul, hip hop, pop, R&B

Instruments

Vocals, keyboards

Labels

XO, Republic Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6.5 in or 169 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 pounds

Girlfriend / Spouse

The Weeknd has dated –

  1. Alice Ustinova (2012) – The Weeknd has dated makeup artist and stylist Alice Ustinova until 2012. Alice has also done a photoshoot for Alice in Wonderland.
  2. Bella Hadid (2015-2016, 2018-2019) – In April 2015, he started dating the American model and Gigi Hadid‘s sister, Bella Hadid. They broke up in November 2016. Bella reconciled with The Weeknd in the summer of 2018 and the couple dated once again until August 2019.
  3. Selena Gomez (2017) – In January 2017, The Weeknd started dating American singer Selena Gomez. They dated for 10 months and split in October 2017.
  4. Yovanna Ventura (2017) – On November 10, 2017, model Yovanna Ventura and The Weeknd went on a date in Beverly Hills, California.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

He has Ethiopian ancestry.

Hair Color

Dishwater Squirrel Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His hairstyle
  • Falsetto and eccentric music style
The Weeknd at Rolling Stone and Google Play Grammy Week Event in February 2015
The Weeknd at Rolling Stone and Google Play Grammy Week Event in February 2015

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in the Apple Music commercial, which was premiered at MTV VMA 2015.

His song ‘Blinding Lights’ was used in Pepsi’s Super Bowl Commercial in January 2021. He himself has also appeared in a Pepsi Super Bowl 2021 commercial.

Best Known For

His songs like “Wicked Games,” “Love Me Harder,” “Earned It,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills” and others.

First Album

The Weeknd released his debut album Trilogy in November 2012 via Republic Records. It was not a studio album, but a compilation album, which reached #1 in the US Hip Hop albums chart. He was able to sell 558,000 copies of the album in the United States and was certified as “Platinum” in America.

The Weeknd then released his second album (first studio album) titled Kiss Land on September 10, 2013, by XO and Republic Records. The album charted at #2 in Canada and the United States and reached the sales figure of 273,000 in the United States. The standard version of the album contains 10 singles, giving it a total length of over 55 minutes.

The Weeknd Favorite Things

  • Musician – Emika
  • TV Show – Game Of Thrones (2011-Present)
  • Favorite Past Super Bowl PerformanceDiana Ross‘s performance from 1996

SourceReddit AMA, Just Jared

The Weeknd performing at the 2014 American Music Awards
The Weeknd performing at the 2014 American Music Awards

The Weeknd Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Scarborough and after the divorce of his parents, he grew up under the care of his mother and grandmother.
  2. His parents were Ethiopian immigrants to Canada in the late 1980s.
  3. He started doing marijuana when he was 11 years old.
  4. His career started in 2010.
  5. The Weeknd is good friends with Drake.
  6. The Weeknd sites Aaliyah, Cocteau Twins, D’Angelo, Massive Attack, Michael JacksonPrinceR. KellySwizz Beatz, and The-Dream as his musical influencers.
  7. His parents relocated from Ethiopia to Canada in the 1980s.
  8. Due to his family background, the first language he learned was Amharic. He is able to speak fluent Amharic, which he learned from his grandmother.
  9. He was raised by his grandmother for the most part as his parents were busy working.
  10. He uses the stage name “The Weeknd” as there was already a Canadian pop-rock band, named, the Weekend.
  11. The Weeknd’s crew is called XO. Some believe that XO stands for “hugs and kisses” while others believe that it means “drugs ecstasy and oxycontin.”
  12. While growing up, The Weeknd used to listen to different types of music genres such as soul, hip hop, funk, indie rock, quiet storm, and post-punk.
  13. He left his house one weekend, and never returned back (after dropping out of school at 17), hence, the name “The Weeknd.”
  14. As per Vice, initially, The Weeknd was a group of two people, Jeremy Rose and Abel Tesfaye. They parted ways in 2010 after releasing a couple of tracks, and it was after that, “The Weekend” removed “e” from the name.
  15. In Wiz Khalifa‘s song “Remember You,” The Weeknd was featured as a singer.
  16. In November 2020, The Weeknd collaborated with Maluma to release a remix of Maluma’s song “Hawái”. In this, The Weeknd also sang in Spanish (apart from English) and it was his first time singing in Spanish.
  17. He has been inspired by the Japanese culture.
  18. After The Weeknd got zero nominations for his album After Hours (in spite of receiving critical and commercial acclaim) at the 2021 Grammys, he spoke “The Grammys remain corrupt…” on Twitter.
  19. He has been honored with 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”.
  20. In December 2020, The Weeknd released the remix of his famous song Blinding Lights which featured Rosalia for the Spanish lyrics on the song. The original version of the song was released on November 29, 2019.
  21. In 2021, he teamed up with Postmates in a campaign that highlights Black-owned restaurants to deliver food to frontline healthcare workers.
  22. He gave a performance during Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in February 2021.
  23. In March 2021, The Weeknd purchased a new custom gaming PC worth $8,000. The major specifications included AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 Core Processor, EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming 24GB, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (8GBx4) 3600Mhz, Mushkin 2TB Gamma Gen4 NVME SSD (7,000MB/s Read/Write), and much more.
  24. In April 2021, he donated $1 million to hunger relief in Ethiopia to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Programme amid reports of ethnic cleansing in the Tigray region.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. His height is actually around 5’6″, not 5’11”. You could tell this by when he is standing next to other celebrities like Drake, Bella Hadid, Margot Robbie, etc.

  2. managment XO (record label) XO (also known as XO Records) is a Canadian record label founded by Amir “Cash” Esmailian and singer The Weeknd in 2012. It operates as a subsidiary of, and it is distributed through, Universal Music Group’s Republic Records.

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