The Weeknd Donates $300,000 to Aid Victims of Beirut Explosion

The Canadian artist continues his charitable efforts

With photographers, artists and creatives raising funds through photo sales, t-shirt sales and digital fundraisers – the effort to help Beirut recover from the devastating explosion continues.

And now Canadian musician the Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has stepped forward and made a gargantuan donation of $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon. Taking to Instagram, the ‘Starboy’ singer’s manager Wassim Slaiby announced the charitable donation, stating that he was “so honoured and humbled to work with artists who have such a deep care for the world and right now for our brothers and sisters of Lebanon who are in pain and in need of our collective help”.

Over the last two months alone, the Weeknd has made considerably large donations totalling to $2.15 million, for causes ranging from Black Lives Matter to National Bail Out and MusiCares. According to Rolling Stone, his TikTok concert last week raised a staggering $350,000 for the platform’s Equal Justice Initiative.

The artist’s ex, supermodel Bella Hadid, has also committed to donating to the Beirut relief fund, alongside actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, and French fashion house Chanel.

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