DROPS NEW TRACK “BETTER” TO THANK FANS
RECEIVES THE “KEY TO THE CITY” OF EL PASO
PERFORMED TWO SOLD-OUT HOMETOWN ARENA SHOWS
DEBUT ALBUM AMERICAN TEEN CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM
RECEIVES 4 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS
“LOVE LIES” HITS #1 AT TOP 40 RADIO AND #1 ON BILLBOARD’S MAINSTREAM TOP 40 AIRPLAY CHART
(Los Angeles, CA)—Khalid’s week couldn’t possibly get any “better than this.” This past Thursday, The Mayor and Council of the city of El Paso honored the multi-platinum global superstar with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” While in his hometown, Khalid performed two sold-out arena shows and dropped a new track entitled “Better” dedicated to his fans and the city of El Paso. “Better” is available now at all digital retail providers via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.
Khalid says; “El Paso is my home and I am so honored by the love they have shown me – releasing ‘Better’ the day of my first hometown show, and then being able to play in the city of the 915 ON 9/15 is so meaningful and special to me. This city has given me everything, I am so thankful!”
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Not only has Khalid’s debut album American Teen been officially certified Double Platinum by the RIAA, but this week he also received four American Music Award nominations including New Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, Favorite Album – Soul R&B, and Favorite Song – Soul/R&B for “Young Dumb & Broke.”
Additionally, Khalid’s single “Love Lies” with Normani hit #1 at Top 40 Radio, according to Mediabase and #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart, and has also been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA.
Five-time Grammy® nominated artist Khalid has seen great success since he released his first single “Location” right before his high school graduation. The song’s domination led to Khalid’s major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album American Teen. The album received mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone calling Khalid a “pop prodigy” and TIME Magazine stating, ““His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery.” American Teen shattered expectations, as it stayed in the Top 200 for 51 weeks, peaked at #4, and stayed in the Top 20 for 48 out of the 51 weeks it was in the Top 200. The singer-songwriter has over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, his first single “Location” is certified 4x platinum by the RIAA, his previous single “Young Dumb & Broke” is certified 3X platinum, and his album is now certified 2x platinum. Since the album’s debut, Khalid has garnered five 2018 Grammy® nominations including Best New Artist and landed on the cover of Billboard’s 2018 Grammy® Preview issue. He recently won two 2018 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Artist and Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Love Lies” with Normani. He was also nominated for 2017 BET Award for Best New Artist, a 2017 Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Location”, and a 2017 American Music Award for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B for “Location.” Khalid also won Top New Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and an MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award. In addition to American Teen, Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars. He has been featured on a number of songs including mega hits like Calvin Harris’s “Rollin” with Future, “1-800-273-8255” with Logic and Alessia Cara, “Silence” with Marshmello, “Lovely” with Billie Eilish, “Youth” with Shawn Mendes, and many more. Khalid’s current singles “Love Lies”, a duet with Normani, and “OTW” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack are burning up the airwaves. Khalid recently wrapped up his third sold-out North American headlining tour.
To Buy or Stream “Better”:
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/zBetter/applemusic
Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/zBetter/az
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/zBetter/googleplay
Official Website: http://www.khalidofficial.com
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