Who Is DJ Khaled ?
Whats Inside ?
Khaled Mohamed Khaled, also known as DJ Khaled, is an American radio personality, record producer, DJ, label executive, author, and entrepreneur. He is known for producing and releasing albums, for his radio DJ experience, as well as guest-starring in other hiphop and rap artist’s songs. At present, Khaled is also the founder of We The Best Music Group, as well as the president of Def Jam South.
Career Focus: Media personality, DJ, Songwriter, Record executive, Record producer, Entrepreneur, Author
Popular Works: Albums Listennn… the Album (2006), We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), Kiss the Ring (2011), Suffering from Success (2013), I Changed A Lot (2015), Major Key (2016), Grateful (2017), Father of Asahd (2019)
Date of Birth: 26-11-1975
Current State & Country: Miami, Florida, USA
Home State & Country: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Weight: 250 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $35,000,000
Educational Credentials: Dr. Phillips High School
Khaled is a practicing Muslim. During his early days as a DJ, he adopted the moniker ‘Arab Attack’ because of his lineage. In an interview, he states that this name meant that he wanted to ‘attack people with his music’. But after the September 11 attacks, he stopped using the moniker because he didn’t want to disrespect and offend those who have been affected by the tragedy. He is also known for doling out some great life advice, often posting them to his social networking sites. In 2016, Khaled released a book called The Keys. This book contained his opinions about achieving success, talks about some anecdotes of his life, and describes contributions made from other musicians that he has worked with, or admires.
Career History of DJ Khaled
Before he began work as a DJ, Khaled earned a living by working at a record store called Merry-Go-Round. This helped him earn an income which funded his music career. His parents were very supportive of their son’s venture. He started DJ-ing when he was only 13. Soon enough, he became acquainted with several musicians and rappers, including hiphop artist Lil’ Wayne. He started mixing hiphop and dancehall music into his setlist. During his tenure as a radio DJ on 99 Jamz, Khaled started using different monikers including “Big Dog Pitbull”, “Terror Squadian”, “Arab Attack”, “Beat Novacane”, and “Mr. Miami”.
On June 6, 2006, Khaled released his debut album called Listennn… the Album. He followed this with 2007’s We the Best. A third album, We Global, was released in 2008. On the same year, he won a BET Hiphop Award for DJ of the Year. In 2010, he released a fourth studio album called Victory. The album included collaborations with Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Nelly, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Nas. This album also contained the song ‘All I Do Is Win’, which catapulted Khaled into stardom. Other singles from the album included ‘Put Your Hands Up’, and ‘Fed Up’.
Khaled released his next album in 2011 called We the Best Forever. He announced the title of his album on his Twitter account. Guest rappers on the album included Chris Brown, Fat Joe, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cee Lo Green, and his usual collaborators like Lil’ Wayne, Drake, and Rick Ross. Singles for this album included ‘I’m on One’, and ‘Welcome to My Hood’. Later that year, Khaled released his sixth album, Kiss the Ring. New collaborators for this album included Wiz Khalifa, Future, T-Pain, French Montana, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Sean.
In 2013, his seventh album, Suffering from Success, came out. Khaled got his name after a doctor’s appointment for a bald spot on his beard, in which the doctor jokingly told him that the cause was ‘suffering from success’. This album produced the singles ‘No New Friends’, and ‘I Wanna Be With You’, which featured Nicki Minaj. His next album called I Changed A Lot, released in 2015, included ‘They Don’t Love You No More’ – His first hit on mainstream radio.
Khaled took a short break from releasing albums in 2016 and returned to being a DJ. He also made guest appearances in other rappers’ singles. He released his ninth album Major Key in July of the same year. The album cover featured the image of a lion. Its lead single was ‘For Free’. In December of the same year, Khaled announced on Snapchat that he was working on his next album, entitled Grateful. It was released in 2017. The lead single had him collaborating with Jay-Z again, along with his wife, Beyonce. He is slated to release his eleventh album Father of Asahd in May 2019.
Personal Life of DJ Khaled
Khaled’s parents are Palestinian immigrants. Both his mother and father were fond of music, particularly Arabian music – This is the reason why he began developing a love for music at such a young age. His favorite genres growing up were soul music, rap, and hiphop. Khaled’s parents supported their son’s dream of becoming a rapper. He has a brother named Alec Ledd, who works as an actor.
Khaled is happily married to his wife, Nicole Tuck. On October 23 2016, Tuck gave birth to their first son, named Asahd Tuck Khaled. Khaled loves his son so much – He even streamed Tuck giving birth to Asahd on his Snapchat account. Asahd has been featured in several of his father’s music videos.
Net Worth of DJ Khaled
In June 2017, Khaled purchased a home in Los Angeles’ ritzy Mulholland Estates, which once belonged to British singer Robbie Williams. He has another waterfront home in Miami, which costs over $2.9M. Khaled is also the owner of a line of luxury furniture items, called We the Best Home, which he launched in 2018.
As of this year, his net worth has a total of over $35M. When you think about it, this is such a huge change in over six years – In 2013, his net worth was only a meager $3M.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of DJ Khaled
There have been rumors about Khaled engaging in an on-again off-again feud with fellow rapper Birdman. Birdman has been one of Khaled’s closest friends, and they knew each other even before he started his career as a DJ.
In November 2018, Khaled and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. agreed to pay a total settlement of at least $750,000 with the SEC or the Securities and Exchange Commission. Both of them failed to disclose the payments that they obtained from issuers coming from a coin offering.
Rumors & Frequently Asked Questions About DJ Khaled
Khaled has always admired rapper Nicki Minaj, claiming that he has “more than a crush” on her. During an MTV show in 2013, Khaled proposed to Minaj with a $500,000 diamond ring. But it turns out, Minaj admits that the proposal was only a staged event to promote Khaled’s album, Suffering for Success.