Many music artists are inspired by their music by the circumstances in which they find themselves. For the American singer and songwriter Khalid, the inspiration behind his groundbreaking song “Location” was loneliness and the absence of a car. Fortunately, the baritone, who has a vocal range of two octaves, has since created other magical melodies that have earned him several awards and numerous fans around the world.
Read below for more information about the American musician who is taking the entertainment industry by storm.
Khalid: Biography (Age)
Khalid Donnel Robinson was born on February 11, 1998, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. He was raised by his single mother, Linda Wolfe, who made a career in the U.S. military as a supply engineer. She was also a member of the Army Choir.
Due to Khalid’s mother’s career in the military, the family was often relocated as she lived in various cities, including Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Drum, Watertown, New York, and abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. He received part of his education in the European country before returning to the United States, where he attended school in New York and then the American High School in El Paso, Texas. During this time he became aware of his passion for music when he joined the school choir and took singing lessons.
During his final year of high school, Khalid began writing and recording songs that he uploaded to his Soundcloud site. It is said that he recorded music from the sheer loneliness of El Paso, where he found it difficult to fit in. His music soon won him a following in his community and, even better, caught the attention of RCA Records’ vice president of A&R, Tunji Balogun. The music manager was impressed by some of the young artist’s early releases and helped him work on his groundbreaking single “Location”, which reached #20 on the US mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Charts in late 2016 and climbed to the Top 10 of the US Hot R&B Songs Charts in January 2017.
Khalid’s newfound success gave him the opportunity to work with artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Logic as he embarked on his first tour before releasing his critically acclaimed debut album American Teen on March 3, 2017. The album went platinum within months, earning him a number of awards and nominations, most notably from the Recording Academy (Grammys), while the rest became history.
Does Khalid Have a Girlfriend?
Due to the undeniable chemistry that Khalid seems to have with the singers, he has worked with, including Fifth Harmony singer Normani, Alina Baraz, and Billie Eilish, among others, both his fans and the fans of the other artists have wished and speculated that they would date each other. All these speculations have proven to be wrong, as the location singer is very much single. However, he has not always been single, as it is said that he had a four-year relationship with an unidentified girl before moving to El Paso. The relationship reportedly ended because of the great distance between them.
Is He Gay?
By all indications, Khalid does not appear to be gay. There are no reports that have linked him to romantic feelings towards a man in the past. The only connection we can find about him and his sexual orientation is that he contributed to the song “Love Lies” with Normani, which is featured in the 20th Century Fox film Love, Simon (2018), a film about self-discovery of a closed-off gay high schoolboy.
According to several sources Khalid has an estimated net value of $6 million. The singer, who has been nominated for several Grammy awards, has been able to accumulate his wealth through touring and from the sales of his music. Khalid has a number of platinum-selling records and has toured four times: The Location Tour (2017), American Teen Tour (2017-2018), Roxy Tour (2018), and Free Spirit World Tour (2019), and he supported Lorde on their Melodrama World Tour (2017).
Height and Weight
Khalid stands at a height of 5 feet 10½ inch or 179 cm. The singer, who has an average physique, also has characteristic features such as dark brown eyes, a black Afro hairstyle, and a beard. His bodyweight is indicated as 80 kg or 176 lbs. His other body measurements and shoe size are currently unknown.