You might have heard the saying that “Location is everything.” For local artist Khalid, this couldn’t be more true. His song “Location” is climbing up the Billboard charts. On top of that, his album “American Kid” is receiving rave reviews. It’s safe to say Khalid has arrived.
American Teen, El Paso Artist
Khalid, an Americas High School graduate, doesn’t hesitate to credit the Sun City as an influence on his growth as an artist. The 19 year old even featured El Paso in the video for “Location.” Khalid’s success has come quickly. Last year he graduated from high school and made his first public performance, right here in El Paso.
Soulful Songs and Social Media
Khalid’s songs are soulful, with references that resonate with millennials. “Location” is about dropping pins for a meet-up, and gained traction when it was featured on Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat. He has been able to parlay his social media success into not just an album, but an upcoming tour. No matter where he goes, though, El Paso is still his home.