DJ Khaled was born in New Orleans, but moved to Miami at a young age. He began to deejay when he was 14, and soon gained himself a reputation as one of Miami's most popular hip-hop DJ's, selling out parties and clubs from the touristy tip of South Beach to the inner-city 'hood of Carol City. Khaled - along with notable Miami producers and beatsmiths Cool and Dre, DJ Ideal, and The Runners - was instrumental in bringing the Miami rap scene into the national spotlight, after having produced Rick Ross's breakout hit Hustlin'.Khaled's energetic performances and friendly demeanor made him many friends in the music industry, and the DJ began to make friendships outside of Miami - most notably, with New York's Fat Joe and his Terror Squad group, and with Philadelphia rapper Beanie Siegel. With all of his hip-hop connections, DJ Khaled decided to release a groundbreaking mainstream album featuring both nationwide collaborations and up-and-coming Miami-Dade county artists. In 2006 his dream was realized with the release of Listennn...The Album, which went on to sell just short of 200,000 copies. The album was considered by most critics to be somewhat hit-or-miss; powerful singles like Grammy Familyand Born and Raised eclipse much of the rest of the album. Nonetheless, the album was noted for the incredible spread of rap superstars Khaled was able to bring into the project, including appearances by Young Jeezy, U.S.D.A., Bone Thugs n Harmony, Jadakiss, and Chamillionaire. Banking on the guest appearances that proved to be Listennn's most successful aspect, DJ Khaled released his second album We The Best in 2007. With better production values and more attention to detail (not to mention an all-star roster featuring Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Plies, Lil' Wayne, Akon, and T-Pain, among many others) the album became a commercial success, selling over 350,000 units. Singles We Takin' Over and I'm So Hood received national airplay, catapulting DJ Khaled into stardom. In early 2008, Khaled formed a partnership between his new record label - We The Best Music - and Def Jam.
Born: November 26, 1975, New Orleans, LouisianaPalestinian-American HipHop DJ, producer and radio personality.
Khaled Khaled (born November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is a Palestinian-American DJ, producer, President of Def Jam South and radio personality for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR. He is also the official DJ of the hip hop group Terror Squad. In 2006 he released his debut solo album, Listennn... The Album, and has since relased 2007's We The Best, 2008's We Global 2010's Victory and 2011's We The Best Forever.
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Khaled Hadj Ibrahim (Arabic: خالد حاج ابراهيم, born 29 February 1960), better known as Khaled, is a raï singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Oran in the square of Eckmühl in Algeria. He began recording in his early teens under the name Cheb Khaled (Arabic for "Young Man" Khaled, as opposed to the traditionalist Sheikh elders) and has become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world and across many continents. His popularity has earned him the unofficial title "King of Raï". His most famous songs are "Aïcha" and "C'est la vie".