The Weeknd– Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye is his real name. He is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Canada. Pronounced like “the weekend”, The Weeknd has won 2 Grammy Awards and is best known for his songs, “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”.
The Weeknd isn’t big into religion anymore, but was raised as an Oriental Orthodox Christian. He can sometimes be seen wearing a necklace with a cross, which might suggest he still holds onto certain beliefs, or maybe just likes wearing it. When he was younger his grandmother would take him to an Ethiopian Orthodox church to attend services. Since then he seems to have moved away from religion and focuses his time on music. The more conservative religious groups do not like his music, since most of his songs are about drugs and affairs. One of his more popular tweets on Twitter was him making a joke about religion.
"she said she don't believe in God but her shoes Christian " – @reBELLYus
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) May 7, 2015
As one of the few celebrities more focused on his music than being famous, it is hard to get an idea about his political views. He seems to fit in with the more liberal crowd since he was raised by a hard working single mother.
It’s pretty easy to spot The Weeknd due the fact that he has very unique hair (recently he has cut his hair). He started growing it in 2011 and when asked why he let it grow out he said, “Fuck it – I’m gonna let my hair just be what it wants. I’ll probably cut it if it starts interfering with my sight…. But if I cut it, I’d look like everyone else. And that’s just so boring to me”.
He was born on February 16, 1990 (26 years old). This makes him an Aquarius.
The Weeknd comes from Ethiopian decent. His parents moved from Ethiopia in the 1980s to Canada. This is where he was born and raised by his single mother and grandmother.