How Many Grammys Has the Weeknd Won?

How Many Grammys Has the Weeknd Won?

Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, hadn't been nominated for a Grammy award as a solo act prior to this year, and he's yet to win one. But now with seven nominations, the R&B artist could earn himself his first — and maybe even seventh — Grammy. The Canadian singer-songwriter has been releasing music for several years, but just recently entered the spotlight with his latest LP, Beauty Behind the Madness, which is up for album of the year. His song "Earned It" was featured in Fifty Shades of Grey and has been nominated in three Grammy categories. 

Read more: 
The Secret Meaning Behind Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé's Halftime Performance 
Jay Z's Tidal to Donate $1.5 Million To Black Lives Matter, Other Social Justice Groups 
Comedian Owen Benjamin Says Beyoncé "Did a KKK Dance Routine" During Super Bowl

The 25-year-old singer wasn't nominated for best new artist this year because of his nomination for best rap collaboration on Wiz Khalifa's song "Remember You." Despite his disqualification from the best new artist category, fans are predicting big things for the Weeknd in 2016. Some Twitter commentators have called him the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time):

Consequence of Sound predicted the Weeknd will win best urban contemporary album for Beauty Behind the Madness, but noted that Miguel's Wildheart was more deserving. 

"The Weeknd is easily the most recognizable name of the bunch, with a few mega-smash radio hits more than the rest of the pack combined," Consequence of Sound staff wrote. "This category is always the most difficult to figure out — it always has the most drastic gap between the biggest name and the smallest." 

However, the staff doesn't predict the Weeknd will clinch the Grammy for "Earned It."

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

MORE FROM

HBO programming president defends ‘Confederate,’ says network is “standing by” the writers

“We could’ve done a better job with the press rollout,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys admitted.

‘Game of Thrones’: These are the funniest people to follow on Twitter for live updates

A good tweet is the best antidote to scenes like Sam cutting open Mormont's greyscale sores.

Let’s overanalyze these ‘Game of Thrones’ photos from “The Queen’s Justice”

Jon Snow's going to meet his Aunt Daenerys.

‘Dunkirk’ is a Christopher Nolan movie that doesn’t need to be solved

For his new World War II epic, the puzzle-focused filmmaker decided to adjust his approach to storytelling.

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson talk ‘Broad City’ season 4 and their prayers for Hillary Clinton

"Art has just become exponentially more political since the election," Glazer said.

Jenny Slate’s raw, honest exploration of female sexuality is the most riveting part of ‘Landline’

Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm's new film lets its women characters express their sexual desires on their own terms.

HBO programming president defends ‘Confederate,’ says network is “standing by” the writers

“We could’ve done a better job with the press rollout,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys admitted.

‘Game of Thrones’: These are the funniest people to follow on Twitter for live updates

A good tweet is the best antidote to scenes like Sam cutting open Mormont's greyscale sores.

Let’s overanalyze these ‘Game of Thrones’ photos from “The Queen’s Justice”

Jon Snow's going to meet his Aunt Daenerys.

‘Dunkirk’ is a Christopher Nolan movie that doesn’t need to be solved

For his new World War II epic, the puzzle-focused filmmaker decided to adjust his approach to storytelling.

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson talk ‘Broad City’ season 4 and their prayers for Hillary Clinton

"Art has just become exponentially more political since the election," Glazer said.

Jenny Slate’s raw, honest exploration of female sexuality is the most riveting part of ‘Landline’

Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm's new film lets its women characters express their sexual desires on their own terms.