DJ Khaled


Khaled bin Abdul Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ & 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), We the Best Forever (2011), and Kiss the Ring (2012).… Read More

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1975 Birth Khaled was born on November 26, 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Palestinian parents who had immigrated to the United States. … Read More


1993 17 Years Old During his early career, Khaled built alliances with many young artists and helped champion them before they were major stars including Birdman, Lil Wayne and Mavado. One of his first jobs was at the New Orleans record store Odyssey where he met both Birdman and Lil Wayne in 1993. … Read More


1998 22 Years Old Soon after that, he started co-hosting with 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell on Campbell's WEDR radio show The Luke Show in 1998.
2003 27 Years Old In 2003, he started hosting a weeknight radio show on WEDR. … Read More
2004 28 Years Old …  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.


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In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn... the Album. … Read More
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We the Best (2007) is his second album 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 number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 11 on the US Hot Rap Tracks chart and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 20, 2007.
2008 32 Years Old In 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. … Read More
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In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South and he is also the CEO and founder of We the Best Music Group. … Read More
2010 34 Years Old His fourth studio album Victory was released on March 2, 2010. … Read More
DJ Khaled announced the title of the album, We the Best Forever, on Twitter. 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 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. … Read More
In January 2013, DJ Khaled announced that he had already started working on his seventh album and that it was titled Suffering from Success. … Read More
On April 28, 2014, DJ Khaled announced in an interview with MTV that Jay Z will be featured on his new single. … Read More
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On May 11, 2015, DJ Khaled revealed that he's parted ways with Cash Money Records, amicably. "I'm not signed to Cash Money at all. … Read More


On February 5, 2016, DJ Khaled premiered the debut his new We The Best Radio show on Beats 1 with the premiere of Future's fourth studio album EVOL.
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