The Weeknd can now add one other award to his in depth assortment of accolades. In the present day, The Slaight Household Basis awarded the pop icon with their coveted Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.
The Humanitarian Spirit Award is given to at least one Canadian artist, duo, or group every year, recognizing their social activism and philanthropy, in addition to their assist of humanitarian causes.
“That this can be a Canadian award sits deep with me,” The Weeknd mentioned in a press release. “Allan and The Slaight Household Basis are identified throughout the nation for his or her beneficiant philanthropy, and it means quite a bit to be acknowledged, and is an honor to be acknowledged together with the legendary Canadian artists who obtained this award earlier than me.”
Over the course of the previous few years, The Weeknd has donated to a number of causes, together with $100,000 to Uganda-based maternity and youngsters’s medical facility the Suubi Well being Heart, $50,000 to the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Toronto, in addition to donations to Black Lives Matter and the Equal Justice Initiative.
Again in September, he met a younger fan with most cancers backstage at one in all his reveals.
The Slaight Household Basis’s CEO and President Gary Slaight defined how he selected The Weeknd as this yr’s recipient.
“The worldwide success of Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye makes each Canadian proud,” mentioned Slaight. “What Abel has completed together with his success is one thing that we may be doubly pleased with–and that is to enhance the lives of individuals in want, in Canada and world wide. His altruism, in a phrase, is exemplary.”
On prime of the award, The Slaight Household Basis will make a $50,000 donation to a trigger chosen by The Weeknd.