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Watch Khalid Cover SZA’s “The Weekend”

Khalid Covers SZA

Buzzing teen singer-songwriter Khalid joins the likes of Miguel and others with a tribute to the amazing SZA.

Sitting in his tour bus, the soulful crooner performs an acoustic cover of her fan-favorite song “The Weekend.” Coming in at just a little under a minute-and-a-half, the brief clip shows Khalid’s appreciation for the Ctrl standout.

Throughout the unplugged performance, Khalid breaks down the confident track with his own flavor. “You take Wednesday, Thursday, then just send him my way / I need love,” he sings.

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New Music: Marshmello feat. Khalid – Silence

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Khalid continues his collaborations, teaming up with EDM DJ/producer Marshmello on the new single, “Silence.”  The track blends the 19-year-old artist’s brand of soulful R&B with atmospheric electronic sounds.

Before a pulsing beat drops, the “Location” crooner sings about loneliness with a melancholy tone. “All my life I’ve been fighting,” he sings. “Never found the feeling of comfort, all this time I’ve been hiding / And I never had someone to call my own / I’m so used to sharing / Love only left me alone / But I’m at one with the silence.”

The lyric video features home video projections depicting a love story. Inside of a mostly bare home, moving boxes are stacked up on the floor. Meanwhile, Marshmello’s logo pops in and out with neon-colored lyrics splashing across the screen.

Khalid, who is nominated for Best New Artist at the VMAs, is currently traveling the country on his “American Teen Tour” through Sept. 21.

Check out the new track below.

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New Video: Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke

Khalid Young Dumb Broke Video

Khalid isn’t living like a regular teenager these days.  Currently touring North America in support of his breakout debut album, American Teen, the buzzing 19-year-old singer-songwriter has premiered the music video for “Young Dumb & Broke.”

The video, directed by Calmatic, takes Khalid back to high school and features cameos from actors notorious for their roles in memorable high-school based television shows and movies such as Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding, Saved By The Bell), Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That), Kel Mitchell (All That, Good Burger), and Wayne Brady.

As Khalid performs the introspective song in various locations around the high school some of his musician friends make cameos including Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony, sister duo VanJess, rapper Buddy and more.

Recently, Khalid was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, and for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Location” at the Teen Choice Awards.

His sold-out “American Teen Tour” will be making stops in major cities throughout August and September, closing out Sept. 23 in Las Vegas.

Check out the video for “Young Dumb & Broke” below.

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Watch: Khalid Covers Frank Ocean’s “Lost” on BBC Radio 1 Sessions

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Khalid takes on Frank Ocean.

The gifted 19-year-old singer/songwriter recently stopped by BBC Radio 1 where he gave a stellar performance on their sessions series.

Giving fans something new to get excited over, Khalid and his band took on Ocean’s song “Lost,” off channel ORANGE. The performance was chill, but at the end he showed off his yodeling skills.

Aside from the impressive cover, Khalid also performed a live rendition of his breakout hit “Location.”

Check out his BBC Radio 1 piano session below.

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New Music: Khalid feat. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty – Young Dumb & Broke (Remix)

Khalid Rae Sremmurd Yachty Young Dumb Broke Remix

The youth rule!

Breakout singer-songwriter Khalid recruits rap stars Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty for the brand new remix to his song “Young Dumb & Broke.”

The young and free anthem is off his acclaimed debut album American Teen, which was led by the Top 20 single “Location.”

Khalid keeps his crooning the same as the original version, getting an assist from Swae Lee and Slim of Rae Sremmurd who add their own vocals and adlibs. Lil Yachty adds a verse reflecting on his high school days where he refers to himself as the “King of the Teens.”

“Back in high school Boat was so emotional / Now I’m super rich and everything I do is so promotional,” he raps.

Khalid is set to kick off his 28-city sold out “American Teen Tour” on July 12 in Portland, OR.

Check out the new remix below.

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Khalid Announces 25-Date “American Teen Tour”

Buzzing singer-songwriter, Khalid will be hitting the road once again in promotion of his acclaimed debut album American Teen.

The 19-year-old artist has announced his second headlining tour, “The American Teen Tour,” which is scheduled to kick off July 12 in Portland, OR. Khalid is set to make stops in 25 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and more before closing out Sept. 21 in San Francisco.

The RCA Records signee emerged on the scene as one of 2016’s breakout stars, spurred by his hit single “Location,” which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, and still remains in the chart’s top 20.

In addition to bringing his sounds to fans this summer, Forever 21 has announced the launch of their Global Campaign featuring the singer. He will become the face of Forever 21’s Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, and Men’s Line.

See his full tour itinerary and ticket info below.

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Watch Khalid Perform “Location” on ‘Good Morning America’

Khalid continues to expand his “Location” to the mainstream. On Tuesday (Apr. 25), the 19-year-old singer-songwriter brought his talents to “Good Morning America” for another stellar performance of his breakout hit.

Wearing a blue letterman jacket with a “K” on it, the soulful crooner belted out the acoustic smash for the studio audience. Backed by his bandmates, Khalid vibed out to the tunes hypnotic chords.

“Location” is currently sitting at No. 25 on the Hot 100, while his acclaimed debut album American Teen is presently at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.

Khalid previously performed “Location” on “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show.”  Last month, he released the all-star remix featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani.

Check out his performance below.

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Watch: Khalid Performs Stripped Down Versions of “Angels” & “Coaster”

Khalid and VEVO connect for a special performance.

The breakout teen sensation recently went acoustic for VEVO’s “LIFT: Stripped Session” series, which included live stripped-down renditions of the songs “Angels” and “Coaster” off his acclaimed debut album American Teen.

In the clip for “Angel,” Khalid stands in a dark high school gym after a school dance. With confetti covering the floor, and only a pianist beside him, the 19-year-old sings the melancholy lyrics: “I’ve been seeing angels / In my living room / That have walked the sun / And have slept on the moon.”

The mood gets even darker in the visual for “Coaster,” which finds Khalid under a spotlight on the gym’s bleachers. Backed by a guitarist this time, the crooner steps into the middle of the floor and sings the soulful standout. “I’ll be coasting, roller-coasting through my emotions / I will be coasting, roller-coasting / I’m hoping that you’ll come back to me,” he sings.

Khalid recently spent the weekend at Coachella, where he hung with Kehlani, SZA, Solange and more.

Check out his emotional acoustic performance below.

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