Born on February 11, 1998, Khalid (Full name: Khalid Donnel Robinson) became a prominent R&B artist from El Paso, Texas, after Kylie Jenner featured his 2016 hit “Location” on her Snapchat. Khalid’s music seemingly boosted into the mainstream, he signed to RCA Records only months after graduating high school, and he released his debut album, American Teen on March 3, 2017. The album included the two successful singles, the aforementioned “Location,” “Young Dumb & Broke,” and another single “Saved.”
On September 14, 2018, Khalid released his next project, an EP titled Suncity, in relation to El Paso’s nickname. Khalid would follow this up with his second studio album, Free Spirit, which was released on April 5, 2019.