Khalid is an American singer and songwriter, let’ see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Khalid Robinson.
2.He was born February 11, 1998.
3. He is from El Paso, Texas.
4. He is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records.
5. He is best known for his debut single, “Location”, which peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum.
6. Khalid was born in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
7. He spent his childhood in various locations because of his mother Linda Wolfe’s career in the military.
8. Wolfe worked as a supply technician for over 10 years and eventually earned a prestigious opportunity to sing in the US Army Band.
9. His mother sacrificed opportunities to pursue her own artistic dreams in order to raise him, who spent parts of his childhood in a variety of locations including Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Drum in Watertown, New York, and six years in Heidelberg, Germany.
10. In high school he studied singing and musical theater.
11. During his senior year of high school, the family moved to El Paso, Texas, and Khalid graduated from Americas High School in 2016.
13. He reached No. 2 on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart in July 2016, his single “Location” began charting, while Khalid began appearing on many publications’ “Artists you need to know” lists, including Billboard, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and Rolling Stone.
14. With production from Syk Sense, Tunji Ige, and Smash David, “Location” finished the year 2016 at No. 20 on the Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart on January 21, 2017.
15. After premiering on The Fader, the video netted over six million views in its first four months on YouTube, while the song was streamed 35 million times on Spotify. “Location” has since received over 17 million plays on Soundcloud since it’s initial release.
16. In January 2017, Alina Baraz’s single “Electric” featuring Khalid was released. His collaboration with Brasstracks, “Whirlwind,” part of the Yours Truly & Adidas Originals Songs from Scratch series, received over 300,000 Soundcloud plays. In the first week of February 2017, Apple Music named Khalid its New Artist of the Week.
17. Khalid sold out every venue on his 21-city January–February 2017 US “Location Tour”, including the 1,500-capacity Tricky Falls in El Paso, and the tour continued in Europe. His debut studio album American Teen, released on March 3, 2017.
18. Khalid has said his mother is his biggest musical inspiration,and has also cited Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, India.Arie, and James Blake as influences.
19. Khalid contributed uncredited vocals to Kendrick Lamar’s song The Heart Part 4, released on March 24, 2017.
20. Khalid made his television debut performing “Location” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon March 15, 2017 backed by The Roots. He performed at the annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA on June 3, 2017.
21. His song, “Angels”, was featured on the ABC drama series, Grey’s Anatomy, in the episode entitled, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, which aired April 27th, 2017.
22. His debut album American Teen was featured as Vinylmnky’s Breakthrough Record of The Month for April 2017.