DJ bin Abdul Khaled, Record Producer   Leave a comment

DJ  bin Abdul Khaled

Khaled bin Abdul Khaled (born November 26, 1975),[1] better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn… the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), and We the Best Forever (2011). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South.

BiographyKhaled was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2][3] He is of Palestinian descent[1] and lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida.[4] Currently, he hosts the weeknight program TakeOver on Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR with fellow host K. Foxx; Khaled states that he has worked for the station professionally since 2003. Early in his career he dj’d for a south florida regional station Power 96.5 FM.[2] In 1998, Khaled worked as a “sidekick” for Miami rapper Luther Campbell for Campbell’s Friday night WEDR radio show The Luke Show.[5] In his albums, Khaled usually provides “shoutouts” that assert his representation of “the ghetto” and urges people to listen.[6] From 2004 to 2006, Khaled assisted in the production of the hip-hop albums Real Talk by Fabolous, True Story by Terror Squad, All or Nothing by Fat Joe, and Me, Myself, & I by Fat Joe.[7]

 2006: Listennn… the AlbumIn June 2006, his debut album Listennn… the Album was released by Koch Records; it premiered on the Billboard 200 chart at #12.[8]

  2007: We the BestWe the Best followed in 2007 with singles “I’m So Hood” with T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Plies, and Rick Ross and “We Takin’ Over” with Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman, and Lil Wayne. “We Takin’ Over” peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 20, 2007.[9] Khaled made a guest appearance on the single “100 Million” from Birdman’s 2007 album 5 * Stunna; the single also featured Rick Ross, Dre, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. That year, Khaled won two Ozone Awards: one for Best Video (“We Takin’ Over”) and another for Best Radio DJ.[10]

  2008–2009: We GlobalIn 2008, Khaled’s third album We Global came out with singles “Out Here Grindin” with Akon, Rick Ross, Lil’ Boosie, Trick Daddy, Ace Hood, and Plies, followed by “Go Hard” featuring Kanye West and T-Pain. RIAA certified the single “I’m So Hood” Platinum on June 4, 2008.[9] That year, Khaled won DJ of the Year awards from the BET Hip Hop Awards and Ozone Awards.[11][12]

He was appointed the president of Def Jam South in 2009.[13]

   2009–2010: VictoryHis fourth studio is titled Victory and was released in early 2010. The album featured guest appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Nelly and more. The single “All I Do Is Win” featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, [[Snoop Dogg and T-Pain was certified as a double-platinum single. Other singles include: “Put Your Hands Up” featuring Ross, Young Jeezy, Plies and Schife, and “Fed Up” featuring Usher, Drake, Ross and Jeezy. The album had low sales and debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200.

  2011–present: We the Best ForeverDJ Khaled announced the title of the album, We the Best Forever, on Twitter.[14] On August 19, Khaled signed to Cash Money Records along to Universal Motown, the album will be released under the label, also under E1 Entertainment, Terror Squad, Def Jam South and Khaled’s own label We the Best Music Group, with confirmed guests as Fat Joe, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Cee Lo Green, Cool & Dre, Rick Ross, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas, Birdman, Lil Wayne, T.I., Akon, Drake and Nicki Minaj[15][16][17][18] The first single titled “Welcome to My Hood”, featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain was released in January 13 of 2011, which was produced by The Renegades, and co-produced by DJ Khaled himself and The Nasty Beatmakers. The song is the first released under Cash Money Records and Universal Motown,[19] a music video was filmed in Miami, Florida and directed by Gil Green, featuring cameos by Flo Rida, Bow Wow, Busta Rhymes, and other artists.[20] The next single, “I’m On One”, featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, was released on May 20, 2011. It debuted at #10 on the Hot 100, becoming Khaled’s and Ross’ highest charting song. “I’m On One” also reached the number-one spot on the Rap and Hip-Hop/R&B Songs charts, becoming Khaled’s first #1 song on both charts. It was #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and on the Rap chart for 13 consecutive weeks, the third most of any rap song on the latter chart. The song also got a triple-platinum certification, which is Khaled’s and Ross’ first. We the Best Forever debuted on the Billboard 200 at #5, selling 53,000 copies. It is his most successful album. The album also debuted at #1 on the Rap Albums chart, becoming his first number-one album on that chart. On December 10, 2011 DJ Khaled announced the title of his next album, Kiss The Ring, via a video, with the release date as “coming soon”, presumed 2012.[21]

  PerformancesDJ Khaled performed at BET Awards 2011 with Ace Hood, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne which aired on June 26, 2011.[


Posted February 24, 2012 by pennylibertygbow in Record Producers

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