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Khalid Releases Debut Album “American Teen”






(Los Angeles, CA)—Today, 19-year-old singer/songwriter, Khalid, releases his long awaited debut album American Teen via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.  The album includes much buzzed about tracks “Location”, “Let’s Go”, “Hopeless”, “Coaster”, “Saved”, “Shot Down”, and most recently, “American Teen”, along with a number of highly anticipated unreleased songs. See full track listing below. American Teen is available at all digital retail providers.

In addition to American Teen, Khalid also releases the music video for his latest track of the same name today.

Click HERE to watch.

The New York Times called the album “a promising amalgam of bedroom art-soul and 1980s new-wave pop maximalism, and a union of lonely-boy mirror gazing with a sense of larger cultural purpose”. Entertainment Weekly stated the album is “impressive and self-assured”.

Khalid will also be featured as the first Vevo LIFT artist of 2017, which will begin today and run through the month of March.

About LIFT

Since 2011, Vevo’s LIFT program has been at the forefront of identifying and breaking emerging artists who have since become household names. Throughout a six-week concentrated campaign, Vevo gives fans a first-hand look into each artist’s journey. In addition, fans can visit Vevo to watch intimate performances, video premieres and behind the scenes content.  Previous LIFT artists include Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction and more.

About Vevo

Vevo is the world¹s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 20 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV.

About Khalid

Khalid has been surrounded by music his entire life. He grew up in a military family, his mother is a singer with the Army and he was introduced to music at an early age. Khalid spent most of his childhood in Germany before moving to Watertown, NY for High School. The summer going into his senior year of High School, Khalid’s family was ordered to relocate to El Paso, TX. By 18-years-old, Khalid, who is classically vocal trained, had drawn on his experiences with moving often and the unique experience of growing up having lived in two continents and parlayed them into the creation of his viral smash, “Location” which helped him to land a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.  Khalid released “Location” before his high school graduation and it garnered over 1.52 million plays in less than two months, along with critical praise from music tastemakers such as Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, and more.  Khalid released the music video for “Location” (Click HERE to watch) and most recently, “Shot Down” (Click HERE to watch).  He also just wrapped up his first-ever headlining tour in both the U.S. and select European cities where he sold-out every single date, and will be performing at this year’s upcoming SXSW. With Khalid’s rapid success thus far along with the release of his debut album, the singer/songwriter is looking forward to an extremely bright future.

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For more information on Khalid:

Jamie Abzug

RCA Records

[email protected] / 310-272-2620

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