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Net Worth:
$40 Million
Feb 29, 1960 (64 years old)
Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
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Khaled is an Algerian singer-songwriter and musician who has a net worth of $40 million. Khaled  started recording in his early teens and has gone on to become the most internationally famous Algerian singer in the Arab world. Khaled has become known as the "King of Rai" due to his popularity. His genres include Rai, blues, jazz, and pop, and Khaled plays the guitar, banjo, drums, harmonica, violin, accordion, and synthesizer. He released four studio albums under the name Cheb Khaled. In 1992 he released his self-titled album Khaled. His 1996 album Sahra reached the Top 10 in Belgium and France. Khaled has had #1 hit singles with the songs "Aicha" and "Meme pas fatigue !!!".

Early Life and Entry into Music

Born and raised in Oran, Algeria, Khaled's passion for music started at a young age. Influenced by the eclectic mix of sounds he heard growing up, including traditional Algerian music, Western pop, and Moroccan sounds, he began performing as a singer at the age of 14. In 1985, he won the Oran Raï Festival, which marked his first significant recognition in the Raï music scene.

Rise to Fame

In the late 1980s, Khaled moved to France, a move that significantly expanded his musical career. His 1992 album "Khaled," produced by Don Was, and its lead single "Didi" shot him to international fame. The song became a major hit in the Middle East, India, and across Europe, and Khaled became recognized as a global ambassador of Raï music.

International Success and Influence

Khaled continued his success with the release of "N'ssi N'ssi" in 1993 and "Sahra" in 1996, both of which further expanded his international fanbase. His 1999 hit "Aïcha," a song about female empowerment, was particularly well-received, charting in multiple countries and solidifying Khaled's position as a leading figure in world music.

Throughout his career, Khaled has collaborated with a number of international artists, including Sting, Carlos Santana, and Pitbull, further broadening the reach of his music. His blending of traditional and contemporary sounds has influenced a new generation of artists within and beyond the Raï genre.



Awards and Recognition

Khaled's work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including multiple World Music Awards. His contribution to the spread of Raï music worldwide was recognized when he was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 1997.

Personal Life

Khaled is married and has four children. Despite living in France for many years, he has remained connected to his Algerian roots and often speaks about his love for his home country. He is also known for his philanthropy, particularly in supporting causes related to children and music education.

Current Work and Legacy

Khaled continues to make music and tour globally. His unique blend of traditional Algerian music with elements of reggae, jazz, and pop has left an indelible mark on world music. He has played a crucial role in bringing Raï music to a global audience, making him one of the most influential figures in the genre.

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