Let’s say hi to a superstar. He’s up there with Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Drake, Billie Eilish and a few others as the most streamed artists in the world. Last time Khalid played Sweden, he did so at a sold-out Hovet (capacity 8 000+) in Stockholm. This summer, he’ll be a major draw at Way Out West.
Georgia-born, Texas-bred Khalid catapulted into massive worldwide success in 2016 when he released his first single Location right before his high school graduation. This enormous hit led to a record deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records and in 2017 the multi-platinum, five-time Grammy nominated debut album American Teen, about which Time Magazine wrote: “His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery.”
He was named one of Time’s Most Influential People 2019, the very same year he dropped his sophomore album Free Spirit. It debuted at the number one position on the Billboard Top 200 and the leading single Talk, produced by Disclosure, became his fifth top 10 hit and highest charting single as a solo artist. Khalid has collaborated with artists such as Calvin Harris (Rollin’), Normani (Love Lies), Billie Eilish (Lovely), Halsey and Benny Blanco (Eastside), Logic and Alessia Cara (1-800-273-8255) and Ed Sheeran (Beautiful People) and won numerous awards, among them an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, a MTV Video Music Awards, and an MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award. Khalid has the charm, the relaxed yet captivating singing, the slightly raspy voice, the raw talent and, of course, the songs. You should expect an audience prepared to sing along in Slottsskogen.
Khalid will play at Way Out West on Saturday August 15.