DJ Khaled: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

DJ Khaled: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of DJ Khaled. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about DJ Khaled. Enjoy the journey!

Full Name: Khaled Mohammed Khaled

Born: November 26, 1975

Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Other names: Beat Novacane – Arab Attack

Genres: Hip hop

Zodiac: Sagittarius

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Early Start

  • He was born in the United States to Palestinian parents, and his brother Alec Ledd (Alaa Khaled) is an actor.
  • Khaled developed an interest in rap and soul music at an early age, and his musician parents supported him.
  • A job at a Merry-Go-Round record store laid the foundation for his career in music.
  • In 1993, he met Birdman and Lil Wayne at the Odyssey record store in New Orleans.
    “Arab Attack”, “Big Dog Pitbull”, and “Terror Squadian” are just a few of Khaled’s monikers during his career.



Career Journey

  • 2006: His debut album Listennn… the Album was released by Koch Records which made it to US Billboard 200 chart at number 12.
  • 2007: We the Best was 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.
  • 2008: We Global, Khaled’s third album, 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. The single “I’m So Hood” was RIAA Platinum certified.
  • 2010: His fourth studio album Victory was released that included 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.
  • 2011: DJ Khaled released album Kiss the Ring, via a video.
  • 2013: His seventh album, Suffering from Success was launched plus a promotional video for Suffering for Success with “No New Friends” as the first single.
  • 2016: He premiered the debut his new We The Best Radio show on Beats 1 with the premiere of Future’s fourth studio album EVOL. The first single off Major Key, “For Free”, which was produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman, came out to public.
  • 2018: His eleventh studio album entitled Father of Asahd, after his older son Asahd with lead single, “Top Off”, featuring Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Future, was released.
  • 2020: Khaled released the tracks “Popstar” and “Greece”, both featuring Canadian rapper Drake simultaneously.
  • 2021: His 12th studio album “Khaled Khaled” including 14-tracks song featuring R&B artist Jeremih, Cardi B etc, were made available for everyone.




Awards & Recognition

  • 13 BET Hip Hop Awards
  • 2 BET Awards
  • one Soul Train Music Awards
  • one MTV Video Music Awards
  • one MTV Europe Music Awards




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • DJ Khaled had three-month jail time for driving with a suspended license.
  • He is also a best-selling author for writing the book The Keys in 2016.
  • He was lost at sea once and took help from locals for his way home.




Artist’s Favorites

Food:  Soul Food
Animal:  Lion
Book:  Quran
Album:  ’Til Shiloh by reggae artist Buju Banton




Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from DJ Khaled:

Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Length: 3:24

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Another one
We The Best music
DJ Khaled
I don’t know if you could take it
Know you wanna see me nakey, nakey, naked
I wanna be your baby, baby, baby
Spinning and it’s wet just like it came from Maytag
White girl wasted on that brown liquor
When I get like this I can’t be around you
I’m too lit to dim down a notch
‘Cause I could name some thangs that I’m gon’ do
Wild, wild, wild
Wild, wild, wild thoughts
Wild, wild, wild
When I’m with you, all I get is wild thoughts
Wild, wild, wild
When I’m with you, all I get is wild thoughts

More Songs to Listen to:

DJ Khaled: Top 5 Songs



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