Because of his unique and eccentric aesthetic, the Canadian artist is a favorite among millennials. The Weeknd (27), real name Abel Tesfaye, burst into the world of music with his eccentric style, which led him to lead all the charts. He won several awards and is a great inspiration for all artists who start in music. Best of all, this just starts.
1. The Weeknd is Original
The Weeknd’s style is described by critics as “Rhythm and Blues current.” His music is depressing, melancholy, and solemn. His music is also challenging to grasp, but fans do not let that stop them. The Weeknd’s intricate creative process is adored by Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995/early 2000s). The musician began his musical career by posting songs to YouTube, where they remained hidden until a producer came across them and signed him to a record deal. He developed into the superstar he is today in this way. The Canadian artist currently runs his own record label, XO, which gives him the freedom to pursue his interests.
2. A Difficult Past
Tesfaye was born in Toronto in 1990, he is the only child of a couple of Ethiopian immigrants who came to Canada to live better. His parents separated and he stayed with his mother. When he was a teenager, he left high school, went to live with his two friends and began to consume hard drugs. Tesfaye talks about those nefarious experiences in his songs, which makes him a unique artist. It can be said that the musician transformed a painful past into art and that helped him to get ahead. Currently, The Weeknd has a net worth estimated at $85 million. He uses that money to invest in his music, to help his family and to have an excellent standard of living.
3. A Mysterious Personality
He used the alias “The Weeknd” to upload songs to YouTube during the start of his musical career in order to maintain his anonymity and carry on with his regular life. That alias was the musician’s official creative moniker once he rose to fame. Many are curious about this man’s true identity. It’s challenging to find out because the singer keeps a low profile despite having a well-known girlfriend (Selena Gomez). Few interviews in which the Canadian artist simply discusses his professional life are granted. In truth, The Weeknd discusses himself in his songs, thus understanding him deeply is possible.
3. A Bright Future
The Weeknd is at top of his career but his artistic projection is even better. Critics assure that he could be the new Michael Jackson, although his style is very different from that of the late musician. The Weeknd is just 27 years old and has a lot of time left in the music world. Everyone hopes that the artist creates a song with his girlfriend Selena Gomez, as that would make the fans of both singers very happy. The pop star is very enthusiastic about the idea, since she admires her boyfriend a lot and it would be an honor for her to sing along with him.
4. His Good Taste for Women
The model Bella Hadid (20) and the singer Selena Gomez are two people with whom The Weeknd is reported to have been romantically involved (24). Bella and the Canadian musician had a two-year relationship that ended amicably. He met Selena a month later, and they both fell in love. The music sensation was battling from depression, anxiety, and lupus. She is in good health right now and ecstatic about her new position as executive producer of the popular series “13 Reasons Why.” Selena aspires to wed The Weeknd at some point because she thinks he is the perfect match for her.
Much of today’s music is empty of content. The lyrics of the songs are superficial and say nothing. For worse, some lyrics insult women and refer to them sexually. Although The Weeknd’s musical style is difficult to understand, it must be recognized that his tragic songs leave realistic messages. It is noticeable that many people were tired of listening to “empty music”, and found in The Weeknd an artist who offers something totally different.