Happy 22nd Birthday To Khalid
Happy Birthday, Khalid!
We are breaking down a timeline for you today, February 11 on Khalid’s 22nd celebrating his life and music career to date. It’s no secret that Khalid’s star continues to rise and shine acquiring a VMA Award, Billboard Music Award, three American Music Awards, 6-time Grammy nominee and so many more accolades throughout his musical career as his work ethic, dedication and hard work continues to pay off.
Here is a condensed timeline of Khalid’s rapid ascension to global superstar:
February 11, 1998
- Khalid is born in Fort Stewart, GA
1998 - 2015
- Khalid and his family bounce around Kentucky, New York, and Germany before his mother is finally transferred to Fort Bliss in El Paso
- During his junior year of high school, Khalid’s family moves to El Paso, Texas and attends Americas High School and begins to write his debut album, American Teen
- Khalid graduates from America’s High School and his single Location begins to chart
- Khalid performs at Neon Desert Music Festival in El Paso, TX.
- Khalid begins collaborating with Alessia Cara, Logic and Kendrick Lamar and sells out every show during his Location Tour, including Tricky Falls in El Paso
- The first annual Christmas with Khalid initiative is initiated handing gifts to hundreds of children in elementary schools across El Paso, TX
- The album, American Teen is certified platinum selling over 1,000,000 in combined pure sales and album-equivalent units by the Recording Industry Association of America
- Khalid makes his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and performs Location
- Khalid is presented with the key to the City in El Paso
- Khalid collaborates with Swae Lee, Lorde, SZA, Post Malone, Normani, Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Benny Blanco, Billie Eilish, Juice WRLD and Kane Brown
- Khalid releases his EP Suncity
- Khalid announces 915 Hometown Show in El Paso and sells out in under 10-minutes and a second show is added which also sells out
- The single Talk is released
- Khalid makes his debut on Saturday Night Live on March 9, 2019
- His second studio album, Free Spirit is released
- On May 10th Khalid launches The Great Khalid Foundation in El Paso a music and fine arts organization that helps underserved communities via music education programs, scholarship awards while fostering an atmosphere of encouragement and support
- Khalid makes history by becoming the first and only artist to occupy the entire top 5 of the Billboard R&B Songs chart
- The Free Spirit World Tour kicks off in North America, Europe, and Oceania.
- Khalid becomes the biggest global artist on Spotify, hitting 50.4 million monthly listeners on the streaming platform
- Khalid sells out A Night for Sun City, a benefit concert in El Paso for the families and the victims of the August 3rd shootings at Walmart
- Khalid kicks off the second leg of his Free Spirit World Tour in March
- Khalid will also be performing at the Firefly Festival and the Houston Rodeo