18-year-old singer/songwriter, Khalid, is set to release his debut album American Teen on March 3rd 2017 via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. The album pre-order includes instant grat tracks “Location”, “Let’s Go”, “Hopeless”, “Coaster”, “Saved”, and newly released track “Shot Down”.
In addition, Apple Music selected Khalid as their New Artist of the Week. The New Artist Week program features up-and-coming artists, editorially selected by Apple Music.
Yesterday, The FADER premiered a documentary piece about Khalid, which focuses on his path to success and his hometown roots. The FADER states that the world is about to receive Khalid’s first “impressive musical statement”, calling the songs on his upcoming album “tender and dazzling”.
Khalid burst onto the music scene with his first single “Location”, which received great critical acclaim. Complex said, “A soul record that fools you into thinking it’s a hip-hop record until you think about it, ‘Location’ has a great concept and is well-executed.” NYLON stated, “One would expect that a mature, soulful sound would have few fans among millennials, but Khalid is here to shatter expectations.” Teen Vogue also noted, “Boasting soulful vocals that stand out against a dazed, minimalistic soundscape, the track is about the eagerness that comes with talking to a new romantic interest.” “Location” is currently #9 at Urban Radio and #25 at Rhythm, #64 on the Hot 100, and has 33.8 million plays on Spotify.
Currently, Khalid is on his first-ever North American tour entitled “The Location Tour”, in which he sold out all twenty-one shows. The singer/songwriter also recently added shows in select European cities as well. Tickets are on sale now. See full list of tour dates below.