Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. The Weeknd was born on February 16 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, and is the only child of Ethiopian immigrants. His career started off in 2009, when he began releasing music on YouTube anonymously.
According to a recent report by CNN, The Weeknd has been named the most popular artist in the world by the Guinness World Records, with 111.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and also the first artist to reach 100 million monthly listeners. The Canadian singer-songwriter has managed to captivate audiences across the globe with his unique blend of R&B, pop, and electronic music, solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
The Weeknd’s rise to the top of the charts is not a shocking occurrence and can be attributed to his ability to constantly reinvent himself while staying true to his signature sound. The competition for the title of most popular artist was fierce, with other contenders such as Miley Cyrus, Shakira, and Ariana Grande, among others, vying for the top spot. Nevertheless, The Weeknd’s unique sound and captivating lyrics proved to be unbeatable, making him the rightful winner of this prestigious title.