DJ Khaled Biography, Awards, Albums & Networth
DJ Khaled Biography, Real Age, Awards, Albums & Networth
Formally known as Arab Attack, DJ Khaled is a record producer, singer-songwriter, radio personality and Disc Jockey who has produced 11 studio albums of his own since 2006, including Grateful (2017), which announced his first No.1 single “I’m the One” and Father of Asahd (2019). As a music producer, he’s collaborated with artists such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Kanye and Nicki Minaj. As a Louisiana native, he became president of Def Jam Records South in 2009 and also co-founded the record label “We the Best Music Group”. Khaled has also served as a judge on the singing competition series “The Four”.
DJ Khaled Early Life & Career
Born as Khaled Mohamed Khaled on November 26th, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, DJ Khaled was exposed to music at a very young age. His Palestinian parents were musicians who encouraged their son’s love for rap and soul music. He has a brother, Alec Ledd (Alla Khaled), who is an actor.
DJ Khaled began working in record stores, helping artistes like Lil Wayne and Birdman in their music careers before they made it big. After jumping into the DJ circuit, Khaled moved to Miami in 1998 where he began working in radio, co-hosting with Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew on The Luke Show on WEDR “99 Jamz.” A few years later he snagged his own weeknight radio show at the station. Throughout his career, he has gone through many monikers: Arab Attack, Terror Squadian, Beat Novacane, Big Dog Pitbull and Mr. Miami, to name a few. As a music producer, he has worked on rap and hip-hop albums like True Story by Terror Squad, Real Talk by Fabolous, and All or Nothing by Fat Joe.
The larger-than-life Arab-American music producer and DJ is known for working with A-list talent such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and producing hits like “I’m the One,” “All I Do Is Win,” and “I’m So Hood.”
In 2006, DJ Khaled released his debut album tagged “Listennn… the Album”, which successfully reached no. 12 on the Billboard 200 charts. A year later he also received attention for the release of his sophomore album We the Best, which featured chart topping singles like “I’m So Hood” and “We Takin Over,” collaborating with notable artistes like Rick Ross, Akon, T.I., Fat Joe and Lil Wayne.
In 2010, DJ Khaled’s single “All I Do I Win,” featuring the likes of Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, went double platinum. He however, continued to put in his best collaborating with big stars and dishing out albums, including We the Best Forever (2011), Suffering from Success (2013), I Changed A Lot (2015) and Major Key (2016), which gave him his first No.1 album in his career. In 2017 his tenth studio album, Grateful, became his second album to hit No.1 and included his very first No.1 single “I’m the One,” featuring Justin Bieber and rappers Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne. The album’s follow-up single, “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, peaked at No.2.
DJ Khalid Family
DJ Khaled has been tight-lipped regarding the details of when he began dating longtime partner, Nicole Tuck and when they got married, but he was as open as he can be when it came time for the birth of their son, Asahd Tuck on October 23rd, 2016, documenting the process via Snapchat.