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The Weeknd Donates $2M to Feed Families Facing Famine in Gaza

After donating $2.5 million to the World Food Programme’s hunger relief efforts in Gaza last year, The Weeknd has stepped up again, this time pledging another $2 million. The multi-platinum global-recording artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, made the donation through his XO Humanitarian Fund which he started in 2022 for the purpose of…

The Weeknd performs on stage wearing all black. His mic is raised to his mouth and he's mid song. The background is smokey and dark.

The Weeknd Named Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. World Food Programme

Multi-platinum and Diamond-certified superstar Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye has a major new gig! He’s been named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and will use his platform to advocate for ending global hunger. “The U.N. World Food Programme is doing urgent and important work to change and save lives on a…