37 Facts About DJ Khaled


DJ Khaled followed it with We the Best, which contained the top 20 single "I'm So Hood".


In 2015 and 2016, DJ Khaled gained worldwide attention as a media personality, due to his activity on social media.


DJ Khaled released his tenth studio album, Grateful, in 2017, which contained the singles "I'm the One" and "Wild Thoughts", which charted at number one and number two on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.


Outside of music, DJ Khaled has gained success as a writer, with his book The Keys featuring on the New York Times Best Seller list.


DJ Khaled has featured as an actor, appearing in Spies in Disguise and Bad Boys for Life.


DJ Khaled was born on November 26,1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Palestinian parents who immigrated to the United States.


DJ Khaled worked in a local Merry-Go-Round record store which helped to lay foundations for his music career.

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DJ Khaled made a guest appearance on Birdman's 2007 album 5 * Stunna on the single "100 Million"; which features Rick Ross, Dre, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne.


That year, DJ Khaled won two Ozone Awards: one for Best Video and another for Best Radio DJ.


That year, DJ Khaled won DJ of the Year awards from the BET Hip Hop Awards and Ozone Awards.


DJ Khaled was appointed the president of Def Jam South in February 2009.


DJ Khaled announced the title of the album, We the Best Forever, on Twitter.


DJ Khaled performed the song at BET Awards 2011 which aired on June 26,2011.


On December 10,2011, DJ Khaled announced the title of his next album, Kiss the Ring, via a video, with the release date as "coming soon", presumed 2012.


DJ Khaled mentioned that he had a verse from someone very special which was later revealed as Scarface.


In January 2013, DJ Khaled announced that he had started working on his seventh album, Suffering from Success.


On July 25,2013, DJ Khaled publicly "proposed" to fellow Cash Money artist Nicki Minaj via MTV.


On November 3,2014, DJ Khaled released the remix to "Hold You Down" featuring Usher, Rick Ross, Fabolous, and Ace Hood.


On May 11,2015, DJ Khaled revealed that he had amicably parted ways with Cash Money Records.


DJ Khaled revealed that his long-delayed album, I Changed A Lot, released on October 23,2015, and revealed the album's artwork.


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.


On February 14,2016, DJ Khaled announced that he would debut French Montana's new mixtape on We The Best Radio.


On February 29,2016, DJ Khaled signed a management-only deal with Jay Z's company, Roc Nation and announced his ninth studio album, Major Key, was going to be released in 2016, specifically on July 29, and has a lion on the cover.


On June 3,2016, DJ Khaled released the first single off Major Key, "For Free", which was produced by the OVO team of Nineteen85 and Jordan Ullman.


DJ Khaled announced his album would feature Jay Z, Future, Kanye West, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross.

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DJ Khaled later released a track called "I Got the Keys" with Jay Z and Future, that premiered after the 2016 BET Awards.


In late 2015 to early 2016, a number of Snapchat videos of DJ Khaled's detailing his "key to success" received significant attention on the internet due to his larger-than-life persona.


On December 24,2016, DJ Khaled announced on Twitter that he was working on his tenth studio album.


DJ Khaled had a cameo appearance in promotional material for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and later appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in Pitch Perfect 3, in which his character is featured as both a performer and a major plot point.


On March 1,2018, DJ Khaled announced his eleventh studio album would be titled Father of Asahd, titled after his older son Asahd.


On March 5,2019, DJ Khaled announced that the album would be released in May 2019.


On July 17,2020, DJ Khaled released two singles simultaneously, titled "Popstar" and "Greece", both featuring Canadian rapper Drake.


DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck have a son, Asahd Tuck DJ Khaled, born on October 23,2016.


DJ Khaled garnered national attention after streaming the birth live on his Snapchat account.


In January 2017, DJ Khaled purchased Robbie Williams's former house in Mulholland Estates, a gated community in Los Angeles, California.


In 2018, DJ Khaled purchased a waterfront home in Miami for $25.9 million.


DJ Khaled provided a voice in the animated film Spies in Disguise, which was released on December 25,2019.