CIL-FM Artist of the Week – Khalid

(Courtesy: Pitchfork)

After releasing his debut studio album, American Teen, in early 2017, Khalid has now released his new EP, Suncity.  The 7-track project features the single “Better” and a feature from Empress Of.

Like most young musicians today, Khalid was discovered through the music streaming website Soundcloud.

The 20-year old from Texas first made waves in 2016 with the release of “Location” which peaked at 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

2017 was a great year for the young singer.  He released his debut album (which was later nominated for a Grammy in 2018), featured on Logic’s mega-hit “1-800-273-8255” and worked with Kendrick Lamar.

2018 has seen Khalid become a consistent hit maker as he has been a part of such hits like “Love Lies” and “Eastside.”  He was featured on the Black Panther Soundtrack and worked with Lorde, SZA & Post Malone on Homemade Dynamite.

At the age of 20, with two studio releases under his belt, the Brightside for Khalid is blinding.


Name: Khalid Donnel Robinson

Age: 20

From: El Paso, Texas

Albums: Suncity (EP)[2018] & American Teen (2017)

Notable Collabs: Logic, Marshmello, Normani, Benny Blanco

Notable Songs: “Location”, “Young, Dumb & Broke”, “Love Lies”