16 Facts About Naughty Boy


Shahid Khan, better known by his stage name Naughty Boy, is a British DJ, record producer, songwriter and musician.


Naughty Boy has produced two records for rappers Chipmunk and Wiley, both featuring Emeli Sande.


In 2013, Naughty Boy released his debut album Hotel Cabana.


Naughty Boy's parents being originally from Pakistan, and explaining the importance of his Pakistani identity, having been in a school near Rawalpindi for two years, he says that he grew up listening to Pakistani music and watching Pakistani movies more than being influenced by Western culture, admiring the likes of Sultan Rahi and Mustafa Qureshi, ultimately professing that "I am a very proud Pakistani and I celebrate that".


Naughty Boy was formally introduced and credited as an artist on Sande's second single "Daddy", though he doesn't actually perform on the track.


Naughty Boy produced records for Professor Green, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah.


Naughty Boy worked on pop records for American singer Britney Spears, as well as joining Spears' sessions with producer William Orbit.


In March 2015, it was confirmed that Naughty Boy had worked with then-One Direction member Zayn Malik for one of the tracks of his second album.


On 16 September 2015, Naughty Boy announced that he would release a song titled "Runnin' " featuring Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin.


On 13 September 2017, Naughty Boy released a reworked edition of the Jackson 5's song "Dancing Machine" featuring vocals from Laura Mvula under the name of "Naughty Town", from an upcoming Motown covers album.


In July 2020, Naughty Boy was still working on the album.


Naughty Boy was set to collaborate with tv personality Gemma Collins but this did not happen in the end as he chose to focus on his album.


In 2021, Naughty Boy was announced as a contestant on the twenty-first series of I'm a Celebrity.


In 2017, Naughty Boy's mother was diagnosed with dementia, and he has openly spoken about using music as therapy to help his mother cope with the condition.


Naughty Boy since joined the Dementia UK charity as an ambassador in 2020.


Naughty Boy has campaigned with local residents of Watford to change the Atria Shopping Centre back to its original name of "The Harlequin".