Khaled Bin Abdul Khaled, 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 2009, Khaled became the president of the record label Def Jam South. In June 2006, his debut album, Listennn... the Album, was released by Koch Records and it premiered on the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #12.
“We the Best” followed in 2007 with singles “I'm So Hood” featuring 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 RIAA. In 2008, Khaled's third album, We Global, featured the singles “Out Here Grindin” with Akon, Rick Ross, Lil' Boosie, Trick Daddy, Ace Hood, and Plies, as well as “Go Hard” featuring Kanye West and T-Pain.
The RIAA certified the single “I'm So Hood” platinum in 2008. His fourth studio album, Victory, was released in early 2010. The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200. It featured guest appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Nelly and more.
The single “All I Do Is Win” was certified gold. Other singles included “Put Your Hands Up” and “Fed Up.” In 2011 he released his debut major-label album, We the Best Forever. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and included the single “Welcome to My Hood” featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain which peaked at #82 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2017, his song "I'm the One," featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, won the Grammy for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song. His eleventh album, Father of Asahd, was released in 2019; it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
Outside of music, Khaled has also gained success as a writer, with his book "The Keys" featuring on the New York Times Best Seller list. He has also featured as an actor, starring in Spies in Disguise (2019).
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