Khalid Basic Information
|Khalid Donnel Robinson
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|February 11, 1998 (26 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Fort Stewart, Georgia, U.S.
|Education: Americas High School, Carthage Central School
Khalid Donnel Robinson was raised by his mother, who had to move around a lot because of her military work. Before his mother was relocated to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, he had previously lived in Heidelberg, Germany, as well as on military bases in Kentucky, New York, and Fort Stewart, Georgia. Khalid had always been around music—he began singing before he could talk, and his mother sang with the U.S. Army Chorus—but the encouraging atmosphere at Americas High School in El Paso sparked his imagination and gave him more self-assurance.
Khalid uploaded his first recordings while at Americas. Tunji Balogun, an A&R executive, brought the artist to major-label RCA after they rapidly connected with him. With “Location,” Khalid made his debut in the music industry in August 2016, three months after receiving his high school diploma. A sparse love song with Syk Sense and Smash David on the production team, it reflected the singer’s preference for artists like James Blake and Frank Ocean.
As “Location” was astonishingly still climbing the charts, the anti-anthemic second single “Young Dumb & Broke” didn’t come out until the following February, setting up the March release of the album American Teen. The album, which includes both singles, debuted on the Billboard 200 at position nine. Two months later, the R&B/hip-hop chart’s number two position for “Location” and the Hot 100’s number 16 position for “Young Dumb & Broke” respectively reached their respective peaks.
Through 2018, a discography of featured parts grew to include remixes of Lorde’s “Homemade Dynamite,” Calvin Harris’ “Rollin’,” Marshmello’s “Silence,” and other tracks from 2017. Along with previous appearances, Khalid also made chart impacts on Shawn Mendes’ “Youth” and Benny Blanco’s Top Ten smash “Eastside.” The soundtracks of Love, Simon, 13 Reasons Why, and Superfly featured Khalid more prominently as a headliner or co-headliner; the Normani and Khalid duet “Love Lies” reached the Top Ten; and they both peaked with “Lovely” alongside Billie Eilish.
While all was going on, Khalid released the tracks “OTW” and “Better” from his upcoming second album. The latter was featured on Suncity, an EP released that October, and it peaked the R&B/hip-hop chart and reached the Top 20 in pop. Before the release of Free Spirit in April, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, Khalid released “Saturday Nights” and “Talk” in the early part of the following year. The singer received his sixth Grammy nomination, for Record of the Year, for “Talk,” a number three pop song. In July 2021, the lead single from his upcoming third album, Everything Is Changing, called “New Normal,” was released.
In December of that year, Khalid offered up Scenic Drive (The Tape), his first mixtape, which featured contributions from Alicia Keys, Ari Lennox, and Majid Jordan, among others. Khalid has received multiple accolades including six Grammy Award nominations, six Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards and a MTV Video Music Award. In 2019, Khalid was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
As of August 2022, Khalid’s estimated net worth is $10 Million. A huge part of Khalid’s earnings comes primarily from his album sales and touring. He also makes some good money off merchandise sales. Music streams are yet another stream of income for the singer. Over the years, he has amassed millions of listeners on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Though money from music streaming comes in trickles, it becomes quite the downpour with a much larger fan base, which is the case with Khalid who has surpassed over 20 billion cumulative streams.
He might bear a name with Arabic origins, but nothing certain is exactly known or available about the singer’s religion. It is possible that many would be under the impression that he is from a Muslim background, but so far, Khalid has seemed to keep that side of his personal life out of the public eye and under wraps, largely focusing on his music career.
As is the case with most big international acts, Khalid has got a bunch of merchandise of various designs that have been on sale over the course of his flourishing career, and the fans are and have been copping and lapping them up like thirsty fashion deers to the point that some of the merch he has have been sold out, completely out of stock. The singer’s merch range from colorful and carefully-designed hoodies, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and even hats. His merch can be purchased from online stores and a select few retail outlets.