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The Weeknd Signs With CAA Worldwide, Moving Over From WME

The Weeknd
Pari Dukovic

The Weeknd

"We are honored to play a role in helping shape Abel’s next chapter," CAA agent Christian Carino said.

It's been a jam-packed month for The Weeknd, who recently performed the Super Bowl LV halftime show and announced his After Hours World Tour set for January 2022. Now, the Canadian singer-songwriter and producer has signed with Creative Artists Agency in all areas worldwide, the two parties announced today (Feb. 24).

“Abel, [his manager] Sal [Slaiby] and their team are as ambitious in their thinking as we are, clearly seeing the special opportunities they have, both in building their business to new heights and having a meaningful cultural impact,” CAA agent Christian Carino said. “We are honored to play a role in helping shape Abel’s next chapter.”

The artist born Abel Tesfaye, a recent Billboard cover star, moves over from William Morris Endeavor (WME). At WME, he worked with former head of music Marc Geiger, who exited the agency last June.

The Weeknd currently has two singles in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 with "Save Your Tears" and "Blinding Lights," the latter of which broke the records for both the most weeks spent in the top five and the top 10 among all titles in the chart's 62-year history. His fourth album After Hours, released in March 2020, made him the first artist ever to top the Billboard 200, Hot 100, Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts simultaneously.

The Weeknd is managed by Slaiby and Amir “Cash” Esmailian. His attorney is Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks.