Congratulations to Khalid for making Billboard’s Top Artists of the 2010s coming in at number 33.

It’s been quite a journey for our friend Khalid who made his commercial debut in 2016 with his hit single Location, three months after graduating from America’s High School.

Khalid's single, Location became a Top 20 pop hit just after the release of American Teen (2017), making his album one of the biggest debuts of the late 2010s. Within a year, Khalid went from a normal teenager to a chart-topping, platinum-certified global superstar garnering Grammy nominations for his album and being featured on Logic's "1-800-237-8255," which also included Alessia Cara.

Khalid continued his focus making music and collaborating with Normani, Benny Blanco, Halsey, Calvin Harris to name but a few, all the while recording and releasing his second studio album, Free Spirit in 2019.

Highlights of Khalid’s Decade

Top Hot 100 Hits

  1. Talk
  2. 1-800-273-8255 with Logic and Alessia Cara
  3. Eastside with Benny Blanco and Halsey
  4. Love Lies with Normani
  5. Better


  • One Billboard Music Award
  • Top New Artist (2018)
  • Three No. 1 Hits on R&B Songs
  • Fifth most top 10 hits on Hot R&B Songs
  • Five top 10 hits on the Hot 100
  • One No. 1 album on the Billboard 200

Top Billboard 200 Album

  • American Teen

Touring Gross

  • $43.7 million

We are super happy for all of Khalid’s success and we thank him profusely for always loving back on El Paso wherever he goes. The love is mutual and we can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring his way.

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