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DJ KHALED

NAME: DJ KHALED

REPPIN: NEW ORLEANS, LA

ASSOCIATED: TERROR SQUAD

 

Khaled Mohamed Khaled (born November 26, 1975) is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, record label executive and author. He was a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR "99 Jamz" and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. From 2004 to 2006.  In 2006, Khaled released his debut studio album Listennn... the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), Kiss the Ring (2012) and Suffering from Success (2013). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South, and he is also the CEO and founder of We the Best Music Group.  His musician parents played Arabic music, and Khaled started developing an interest in rap and soul music at a young age, and his parents supported his interest. He worked in a local record store which helped to lay foundations for his music career

On February 5, 2016, DJ Khaled premiered the debut his new We The Best Radio show on Beats 1 with the premiere of Future's fourth studio album EVOL. On February 14, 2016, DJ Khaled announced that he would debut French Montana's new mixtape on We The Best Radio. The Wave Gods titled mixtape premiered on February 19, 2016.[48] On February 29, 2016, Khaled signed a management-only deal with Jay Z's company, Roc Nation and announced his ninth studio album, Major Key, was going to be released in 2016, specifically on July 29. On June 3, 2016, Khaled released the first single off Major Key, "For Free" which is produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman. He also announced his album will feature Jay Z, Future, Kanye West, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross. He later released a track called "I Got the Keys" with Jay Z and Future, that premiered after the 2016 BET Awards.  In October 2016, he appeared in advertising for the alcoholic beverage Cîroc Mango and starred in "Let's Get It: Khaled’s Odyssey", an episode of Let's Get It.

On December 24, 2016, Khaled announced on Twitter that he's working on his tenth studio album. In January 2017, he was seen in the studio on his Snapchat with potential collaborators, such as Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber, Migos and Mariah Carey.

On February 9, 2017, DJ Khaled announced his tenth studio album titled Grateful and said that it was going to be released in 2017. On February 12, 2017, DJ Khaled released "Shining", the lead single of Grateful which features Beyoncé and Jay-Z, on Tidal and iTunes.

He had a cameo appearance in promotional material for Spider-Man: Homecoming.  On October 26, 2017, Demi Lovato announced the Tell Me You Love Me Tour where DJ Khaled will serve as an opening act.

Khaled appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), in which his character is featured as both a performer and a major plot point.  On March 1, 2018, Khaled announced his eleventh studio album, Father of Asahd, and its lead single "Top Off", featuring Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Future.

 

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