Khaled Mohammed “DJ” Khaled is an American DJ, record executive, author, and record producer. Khaled has always described himself as a devout Muslim.
In the 1990s, Khaled originally rose to prominence as a radio host on the station 99 Jamz. He then became well-known for his work as a DJ for Terror Squad’s live performances. Once the group has received production credit for its work,
Listening… the Album, Khaled’s first studio album, was released in 2006 and was certified gold. He released We the Best (2007) as a follow-up, which featured the top 20 single “I’m So Hood.”
We Global (2008) and Victory (2010), his next two albums, were released after he established the record company We the Best Music Group. Both albums peaked in the top ten of the US Billboard 200, with the latter featuring the triple platinum-certified hit “All I Do Is Win.”
His fifth studio album, We the Best Forever (2011), also saw similar commercial success and helped bring Khaled to international prominence, as it featured the song “I’m on One,” which was his first top ten hits.
His sixth and seventh albums, Kiss the Ring (2012) and Suffering from Success (2013), charted in the top ten on the Billboard 200, and his eighth studio album, I Changed a Lot (2015), peaked at number 12.
Outside of music, Khaled has gained success as a writer, with his book The Keys featuring on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has also featured as an actor, appearing in Spies in Disguise (2019) and Bad Boys for Life (2020).
On July 17, 2020, Khaled released two singles simultaneously, titled “Popstar” and “Greece”, both featuring Canadian rapper Drake. Two days prior, on July 15, Khaled announced his twelfth studio album would be titled Khaled Khaled, after his legal name.
The announcement was accompanied by a video trailer documenting his life and career, including the birth of his sons Asahd and Aalam, who both will executive produce the album, and winning his first Grammy Award.
In March 2021, Khaled collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana on a collection of ready-to-wear and beachwear pieces.
On April 30, 2021, Khaled released his 12th studio album “Khaled Khaled” including a 14-track song featuring R&B artist Jeremih, Cardi B, etc.
On July 6, 2022, he announced the title of his upcoming 13th studio album God Did, and released the album on August 26, 2022.