Khalid Robinson, known by his stage name and mononym Khalid, is a singer/songwriter from El Paso, Texas. Khalid was born into a military family, and lived in New York and Germany before moving back to El Paso in his senior year of high school. He was inspired by his mother, who sang in the U.S. Army Band, and '90s R&B artists like Brandy and TLC. He has a sound that blends classical soul music with modern-day sounds. Khalid has drawn musical inspiration from artists such as Frank Ocean, Alt-J, Father John Misty, James Blake, and others. In 2016, he released the song "Location," which quickly rose to the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot R&B Songs. During the first week of February, Khalid was named Apple Music's Artist of the Week.
Khalid just wrapped up his sold-out "Location Tour" across the United States and Europe to promote his hit single, "Location." The singer's debut album, "American Teen," is currently available in stores and online.