Who is DJ Khaled?
Khaled Mohamed Khaled was born on 26th November 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, of Arabic decent, and better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is a DJ, record producer, radio personality, record label executive and author, who is probably best recognized for being a part of the group Terror Squad. He is also known as a solo artist, who has released such albums as “Suffering From Success”, “I Changed A Lot” and “Major Key”, among others.
Early Life and Education
DJ Khaled was raised with brother in the US by Palestinian parents, who migrated just before he was born; his brother is Alec Ledd (Alla Khaled), a famous actor. Both of his parents were musicians who played Arabic music, so he was surrounded by music from the beginning. He became interested in rap and soul music when he was just a boy, so he started working in a local record store which set the basis for his career in the music industry, which his parents fully supported. He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando.
Career BeginningsOne of his first jobs was at the record store Odyssey in 1993, which brought him to meet Birdman, Mavado and Lil Wayne and to help them in their breakthrough. However, he soon quit that job to pursue a career as a DJ, and started working for a local radio station. In 1998, he relocated to Miami, Florida when he was hired as the co-host of the radio show “The Luke Show” on WEDR. Khaled also became the host of a weeknight radio show on 99 Jamz.
Solo Career and Rise to Fame
Speaking about Khaled’s career in the music industry as a solo artist, it began in 2006, when he released his debut studio album entitled “Listennn… the Album” via Koch Records, achieving positive critiques and peaking at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) April 20, 2018
This was followed in 2007 by his second studio album “We The Best”, which spawned such hit singles as “I’m So Hood” featuring Trick Daddy, T-Pain, Plies and Rick Ross, which reached No. 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and “We Takin’ Over” featuring Akon, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Birdman and Rick Ross, which debuted at No. 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and achieved gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition, this latter song brought him Ozone Award in the category for Best Video.
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) April 18, 2018
The following year was even more successful for Khaled, as he released his third album “We Global” which gained many positive reviews from music critics, and included the single “Go Hard” with Kanye West and T-Pain. Later this year, his song “I’m So Hood” was certified platinum by the RIAA, potentially adding a considerable amount to his net worth.
To speak further about Khaled’s career, in 2010 he released his next album called “Victory” which, ironically, had pretty low sales, although it debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and the single “All I Do Is Win” was certified double-platinum. This album was marked with guest appearances by some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris and many others.
In the next two years, he managed to release two new studio albums – “We The Best Forever” in 2011 and “Kiss The Ring” the following year, on which he collaborated with many rappers and famous produces, such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, etc. Both of these albums entered the top five on the US Billboard 200 chart, which attracted several prosperous agencies, and he signed with Cash Money Records, Universal Motown, E1 Entertainment, and established his own label called We the Best Music Group.
Khaled’s next studio album – “Suffering From Success” – was released in 2013, increasing his popularity enormously due to the hit single “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Nicki Minaj. Two years later out came the album entitled “I Changed A Lot”.
At the beginning of 2016, Khaled launched his new “We the Best Radio Show”, hosting many famous musicians and people involved in the music industry. Following this, he signed with Jay-Z’s company – Roc Nation – and released his next studio album “Major Key”, which topped not only on the US Billboard 200, but also the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, increasing his net worth by a large margin. In the following year, his next album “Grateful” topped the charts as the previous one, and achieved platinum certification by the RIAA.
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) April 12, 2018
Most recently, Khaled announced that his next album entitled “Father Of Asahd” will be released during 2018, as well as the album’s lead single “Top Off”, on which he will collaborate with Future, Beyonce and Jay-Z.
DJ Khaled Net Worth and Assets
DJ Khaled’s career the music industry started in 1998, and primarily known for being a DJ, authoritative sources now estimate that the size of DJ Khaled’s net worth is over $3 million, as of early 2018. As he continues his musical career, it is expected that his fortune will also continue to increase. One of his assets is his house, which he bought from singer Robbie Williams in 2017.
Internet Popularity and Writing
Khaled has posted a great number of videos on his official Snapchat account of himself explaining how to succeed, which received a lot of internet and audience attention, and brought him nicknames such as ‘living meme’ or ‘meme in human form’. Following this, he decided to write a book in which he could have a chance to explain in detail his opinions on gaining success and reaching your goals, describe some difficult life stories, and express the impact on himself of other great musicians, so his book “The Key” was published in 2016.
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Life behind the Scene, Social Media Presence and Body Measurements
When it comes to speak about his personal life, DJ Khaled is engaged to Nicole Tuck; the couple welcomed their son in 2016, which gained national attention due to Khaled’s decision to stream the birth of him live on his official Snapchat account. His current residence is in Mulholland Estates, Los Angeles, California.
Speaking about his appearance, DJ Khaled is 5 feet and 6 inches (168 cm) tall and his weight is reputed to be around 234 lbs (106 kgs).