DJ Khaled Biography

DJ Khaled (Khaled Mohamed Khaled) is an American YouTuber, Disc Jockey, record producer and radio personality. Let’s have a look at his family, personal life, net worth, age, birthday, and some fun facts.

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Birthday: November 26, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By DJ Khaled American Men

Also Known As: Khaled Mohamed Khaled

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Age: 42 Years

Born in: New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Famous as: Disc Jockey, Record Producer, YouTuber

Height: 1.68 m

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Louisiana

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education: Dr. Philips High

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Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally world over as DJ Khaled, is a radio personality, YouTuber, rapper, disc jockey, American record label executive, record producer, author, web celebrity and hip hop sensation. With over 2.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, he is a huge YouTube star. He was known earlier by the name “Arab Attack” but after the 9/11 attacks, he changed the name. Khaled started his journey to stardom as a radio host and a DJ in a Florida based radio station. He went on to join the hip hop band “Terror Squad” in 1998. He still works as radio host for the urban radio station WEDR located in Miami. His snapchat videos which were popularized by the You Tube channel h3h3 productions gained him a lot of popularity and made him an internet celebrity. DJ Khaled has made many albums (bonus tracks & remixes) in collaboration with many celebrities like Rick Ross, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Akon, Kanye West and Jadakiss. He even received two Grammy nominations and won the DJ of the Year Award in 2008 at the Ozone Awards. In 2006, DJ Khaled wrote a book titled “The Keys” where he inspires everyone to pursue their dreams and turn them to reality. The book reveals his keys to success with his mogul talks.

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The Rise to Stardom
  • DJ Khaled initially started to learn how to be a disco jockey in his parent’s garage at 13 years of age. While in New Orleans, he started to do networking with rap artists like Lil Wayne and Birdman. Later, he moved to Miami to become a DJ and Luther Campbell boosted his disc jockey career by making him a regular DJ for WEDR’s The Luke Show. With his growing popularity, he went on to make his first official mixtape followed with many proper albums which became commercial hits. His first solo album named “Listennn….the Album” released by Kooch Records became a moderate hit ranking 12th position in Billboard Hot 2000.
  • Thereafter, he made many other albums in collaboration with rappers like T.I, Fat Joe, Akon, Birdman, & Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Big Boi, Young Jeezy , Busta Rhymes, T Pain, Fabulous, P. Diddy, Jadakiss, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dog, Jay Z titled “We Taking Over”, “I’m So Hood”, “All I Do Is Win”, “I’m on One”, “Out Here Grinding”, “I Got the Keys” and “I Changed a Lot” from 2007 to 2016. These albums either got nominated or won the BET hip hop awards and also received gold and platinum certifications.
  • In July 2016, DJ Khaled released his ninth studio album called “Major Key” after signing a management deal with Jay-Z. This album became the first to reach number one position on Billboard 200. He also won the DJ of the Year consecutively for 2007 and 2008 and won MVP of the Year as well as Hustler of the Year in 2015. Further, DJ Khaled also won Best Video award in 2007 for his album “We Takin’ Over (under Gill Green direction)”.
  • D J Khaled went on to release the first single of the album “Grateful” titled “Shining” (a Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles collaboration) in 2017 and it became quite popular. The second single of the album “I’m the One” put him in the top 100 position of celebrities with others like Quavo, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Andy Kellman and Chance the Rapper and received 53.9 million U.S. streams.
  • His ninth album titled “Major Key” is undoubtedly one of his best works. Khaled’s new album in collaboration with three R&B’s brightest sensations like Trey Songz, Future and Jeremih has also gained a lot of popularity.
  • Khaled is also Def Jam South president and he also got nominated for the BET Awards in 2008 for Best Music Collaboration of the remix version of the song “I’m So Hood”.DJ Khaled’s Estimated net worth is $3 million. He currently serves as the founder and chief executive officer of We the Best Music Group.
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Behind the Curtains
  • DJ Khaled was born in New Orleans, on 26th November, 1975. His parents are from Palestine and were musicians who played Arabic music. After migrating to New Orleans with only 20 $, they had to literally sell clothes from their van to fend for the family.
  • DJ Khaled did start to attend a public school named Dr. Philips High but couldn’t pursue further as his family incurred massive financial problems.
  • DJ Khaled and his fiancée Nicole Tuck (unofficial manager of DJ Khaled) became parents to a healthy baby boy named Ashad Tuck Khaled on 23rd October 2016. He kept the Snapchat rolling during the delivery of his little baby and kept on playing cuts of his album “Major Key” throughout the labour.
  • DJ Khaled wore a red nose on TV ‘S “Red Nose Day Special” with celebrities like Ben Affleck, Paul Rudd, Orlando Bloom and Jack Black for fund raising cause to financially help under- privileged children.
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