Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born in Toronto 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.
The Abel registry first started with the song "Get In There"
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.
His parents were Ethiopian immigrants to Canada in the late 1980s.
He started doing marijuana when he was 11 years old
The Weeknd is good friends with Drake
The Weeknd sites Aaliyah, Cocteau Twins, D’Angelo, Massive Attack, Michael Jackson, Prince, R. Kelly, Swizz Beatz, and The-Dream as his musical influencers.
His parents relocated from Ethiopia to Canada in the 1980s.
The Weeknd began his recording career in 2010, anonymously uploading several songs to YouTube.
In April 2012, The Weeknd began their tour of America, taking the stage at the Coachella Festival.
He gave concerts with his band in various cities and was highly praised by Rolling Stone
In Wiz Khalifa‘s song “Remember You,” The Weeknd was featured as a singer.
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.