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ARTISTE OF THE MONTH: DJ KHALED

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DJ Khaled is a music industry mogul, executive, mega producer, multi-platinum award-winning recording artist and social media guru whose music has defined hip-hop and R&B for the past decade. With an extremely loyal fan base radiating world¬wide out of Miami, every new release by Khaled has now become a firestorm event and his devoted legion of fans only grows bigger by the day.

Referred to in the music industry as the “Quincy Jones of hip-hop & R&B,” Khaled has made dozens of chart topping hit records featuring collaborations with the greatest names in music. His most recent (eighth) studio album, I Changed A Lot (October 2015), entered the Billboard Independent Albums chart at #1 and R&B chart at #2. The album spun off a quintet of chart singles including “They Don’t Love You No More,” “Hold You Down” (RIAA gold), “How Many Times” (RIAA gold), “Gold Slugs,” and “You Mine.”

As one of the biggest personalities on social media, what separates Khaled from the pack is his globally viewed Snapchat account (@djkhaled305), with over 6+ million followers devoted to his inspirational and often whimsical quotes on achieving success in life. In homage to him, Khaled’s legion of worldwide fans are constantly creating short videos and posts on Snapchat as well as other social media platforms, including Instagram (where he has over 3+ million followers) and Twitter (with nearly 3 million followers).

DJ Khaled released his debut, Listennn… the Album in 2006, coinciding with the launch of his independent label, We The Best. After establishing himself on a series of platinum-selling singles over the next two years (“We Takin’ Over,” “I’m So Hood,” “Out Here Grindin”), Khaled signed his first major distribu¬tion deal for We The Best with Def Jam in 2008, under Mr. Reid’s watch as then-Chairman. Khaled’s breakthrough was 2010’s 3x-platinum “All I Do Is Win” (from Victory), followed by “I’m On One” in 2011 (from We The Best Forever). To date, Khaled has sold over 15 million singles worldwide.

Khaled also inked a fantastic deal with Apple Music earlier this year with his own Beats 1 Radio Show (include air times) & exclusive series of Apple TV commercials which began airing in the US this month. Check out his first two commercials – featuring Naomi Campbell & Ray Liotta !!

MORE INFO: Sony Music Malaysia

DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller