Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, who is professionally known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He is also a record producer and is known for his versatile voice. The 31-year-old singer is a living inspiration for many people who are currently in the music industry. Weeknd has grown a lot from the bottom and has worked hard nobody can even express it in words. The singer worked without any godfather and randomly started uploading YouTube videos in 2010. After a year, he released various mixtapes which instantly nudged him to fame. People started recognizing him for his dark style of R&B, and obviously, his personality was another reason for his fame.
Weeknd is also a philanthropist. After he was presented with Bikila Award in 2014, he donated $50,000 to the University of Toronto to help people start a course in Ge’ez, the language of Ethiopia. He said that he is proud of helping people of his hometown that share an amazing history. In 2016, Weeknd continued blessing people by donating huge amounts. He again donated $50,000 to the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church where he grew up. In COVID-19, Weeknd donated $1 million to Canada. He donated $50,000 each to MusiCares and another $50,000 to front lie workers of Ontario. His latest donation accounts for $1 million that he donated to his hometown Ethiopia where people succumbed to civil unrest.
The singer and songwriter Weeknd is also a businessman. His latest business venture includes a partnership with TD bank to launch Black House. Moreover, Justin Trudeau who is the prime minister of Canada, also announced a joint venture of $221 million with Hxouse for Black Canadian entrepreneurs.
Weeknd has been in two relationships previously, however, his current dating status is typical to express.
.@theweeknd is the first male artist in history to achieve 3 #1 hits on Billboard Hot 100 from the same album in three different years.
#2020. ‘Blinding Lights’
#2021. ‘Save Your Tears’ pic.twitter.com/rIAlUcRxmB
Who is The Weeknd Dating?
It is very difficult to express Weeknd’s current dating status. At the end of 2020, Weeknd was linked to Rosalia who is also a singer. Rosalia remixed his hit song “Blinding Lights”. However, they never admitted to the rumors and constantly denied them. For now, there is no news about whether Weeknd is in any contact with Rosalia. He prefers to keep quiet for now about his relationships. So for now, we can consider that Weeknd is single and is not dating anyone.
He also dated Bella Hadid. Their relationship was admired by many, and they constantly faced ups and downs until 2019 when they permanently decided to go separate ways. They first dated in 2015 and broke up in 2016, but they again reunited in 2018 and finally broke up in 2019. Bella has moved on from their relationship with Weeknd, and she probably does not care about who he dates. A source said that she is fine with Weeknd and Rosalia dating rumors and do not care. However, their crazy fans still think that they will get together sooner or later. For now, Bella Hadid is also not dating anyone.
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez
Weeknd’s relationship history is a bit confusing. He first dated Bella Hadid, and then the couple broke up after some time as mentioned above. But, his relationship with Selena was pretty short if we see it according to time Spam. He started dating Selena in early 2017 after they were linked for two months. There were rumors that they have also lived in a live-in relationship. However, the couple broke up in October 2017 and dated for only 9 months. Some of the Weeknd’s songs’ lyrics express that reason for their breakup was Selena’s long-term relationship with Justin Bieber (he is now a married man).
The Weeknd Controversies and Legal issues
In January 2015, he was arrested for punching an LVPD officer. Later, he refused to apologize and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service. In the same year but in late winters, he was sued by Cutting Edge Music, who accused him of taking bassline for “The Hills” from The Machine (a sci-fi film of 2013). He was again sued in 2018 for stealing the rhythm from a singer, songwriter, and poet named Yasminah. However, he denied the allegations.
Apart from this, Weeknd has been involved in various other lawsuits too. Most of these legal issues are related to copyright stealing.