Sad news for The Weeknd fans as the singer lost his voice in the middle while performing Can't Feel My Face during his show in Los Angeles.
His songs are well known for their dark lyrics, explore escape, romanticism, and melancholy, and are often influenced by his own experiences.
Weeknd has won numerous awards, including four Grammys, 20 Billboard Music Awards, 17 Juno Awards, six American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and has also been nominated for an Academy Award, a Latin Grammy Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
He co-founded the XO record label and released the mixtapes Thursday and Echoes of Silence, House of Balloons, which became well-known for their modern and alternative R&B sounds.
With over 75 million albums sold, he is one of the best-selling musicians in the world and holds numerous streaming and Billboard chart records. The song Blinding Lights has been on the charts for the most extended time in Billboard history, making him the first artist to debut in the top three Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs simultaneously.
|Full Name||Abel Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Stage Name||The Weeknd|
|Date of Birth||February 16, 1990|
|Mother's Name||Samra Tesfaye|
|Father's Name||Makkonen Tesfaye|
|Net Worth||$300 million|
Is The Weeknd Sick? The Singer Loses His Voice In LA Concert
The Weeknd lost his voice in the middle of singing Can't Feel My Face in his sold-out show in the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on September 3, 2022. He has not mentioned he is sick, although fans believe his voice is lost due to some illness.
He returned on stage to tell the crowd that he could not continue the concert and won't be able to give the performance that they wanted, and he promised the fans that they would get a refund and they would get a new show.
He wanted to personally apologize to the crowd who were presented there rather than posting on his social media.
After he left the stage, he posted an apology on his Twitter.
The Weeknd had initially planned to resume touring in January 2022 after delaying his 2020 tour into 2021 and then again due to the pandemic. Still, the musician later canceled the 2022 arena tour to move the performance to stadiums later that year.
The Weeknd's Girlfriends And Dating History
The Weeknd is currently known to be dating Simi Khadra. After a video showing the couple kissing, The pair were spotted on February 19 at the singer's 32nd birthday celebration in Las Vegas.
Previously they were seen having dinner together in Los Angeles, but a source disclosed that they were only friends then.
The singer was also linked with actress Angelina Jolie as they were spotted at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles. There are not many details about the pair's relationship.
The romantic relationship between Weeknd and Bella Hadid made headlines; the ex-couple met in 2015. During an interview,
Hadid said she wanted to support him as a girlfriend and was happy that he won the award.
In November 2016, the pair had broken up on good terms, and The Weeknd started to date Selena Gomez after the split. In April 2018, Hadid and Weeknd were rumored to be back together as they were seen posting pictures on their social media, but sadly they broke up again in August 2019.
In January 2017, the singer and Selena Gomez made the news when they dated each other.
During their ten months of dating, they went to Italy for their vacation; their relationship didn't last long as they broke up, and it is known that they went back into a relationship with their exes.
How Much Is The Weeknd's Net Worth?
The Weeknd has a net worth of over $300 million, Celebrity Net Worth reports. He has garnered wealth from his music career and business ventures.
The Weeknd earned $40 million from his many ventures between June 2018 and 2019.
He is also a brand ambassador for Puma and is one of Apple Music's "faces." The Weeknd is also quite active in the fashion industry and sells merchandise under the "XO" brand.
In addition, he has worked with designers like Alexander Wang and companies like A Bathing Ape. The Weeknd is also a shareholder in the esports organization OverActive Media Group.
The Weekend paid $21 million in December 2019 for a penthouse in Los Angeles with views of the Beverly Hills Country Club. The HOA charge for the building is $6,800 per month.
He had been living in a triplex penthouse in New York City that cost $60,000 per month before setting down in LA. In June 2017, he bought a three-acre estate in Hidden Hills, California, for $18 million. He sold the house for $25 million in June 2020. For $20 million, he agreed to sell Madonna the house in April 2021.
The Weeknd had reportedly spent $70 million on a mansion in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The 1.6-acre home, which is 33,000 square feet in size and has a view of the Bel-Air Country Club, was purchased in an off-market deal. A sports court, movie theater, gym, music studio, indoor pool, and an outdoor pool are all included in the property.
The Weeknd And His Past Controversies
The Weeknd has made headlines with his controversies in the past. He was detained in Las Vegas in January 2015 after hitting a policeman who had been sent to the scene of a dispute between the singer and another individual.
He was charged with battery on a protected person, to which he made a no-contest plea, but he avoided going to jail. The Weeknd was required to conduct 50 hours of community service, pay $1,000 to a fund for wounded police officers, attend an anger management course, and have an alcohol evaluation.
The Weeknd, his producers, and music companies were named in a 2015 lawsuit by Cutting Edge Music Limited for allegedly stealing the bassline for the song The Hills from the 2013 science fiction film The Machine.
Suniel Fox and Henry Strange, who produced Vibeking, claimed in a 2021 lawsuit that The Weeknd's Call Out My Name sounded "strikingly and substantially similar, if not identical" to their 2015 song.
In his 2019 song Lost In The Fire, The Weeknd was accused of encouraging violence toward bisexual women, continuing his lyrical misogyny. Some people thought he implied that a man could force a bisexual woman into becoming straight.