Khalil (singer)

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Khalil
Birth name Khalil Amir Sharieff
Born (1994-11-22) November 22, 1994 (age 20)
Origin Sacramento, California
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Website Khalil

Khalil Amir Sharieff (born November 22, 1994),[1] known by his first name Khalil, is an American R&B singer.

In 2008, he worked under the auspices of L.A. Reid to record some material in Florida after being discovered on YouTube.[2] He was signed the same year to Def Jam Recordings,[1] on the Teen Island label that was part of the music industry's response to "[s]eiz[e] on the opportunities created by a phenomenon" of Justin Bieber, and rather than focus on hit single, his manager was working to "developing him into a long-term artist."[3] While signed with Def Jam, he recorded a few singles, but did not release an album.[4]

The 2010 track "Girlfriend Ringtone" spent 13 weeks on Billboard's "Bubbling Under" chart but did not break onto the main Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[5]

Khalil is featured on all of his songs on Lil Twist's mixtape The Golden Child hosted by DJ Ill Will.[6] These are "Wait On Me", "If You Only Knew" and "#1812" the latter a co-featured artist with Lil Za.

On February 15, 2012, he released a collaborative mixtape with Lil Twist called 3 Weeks in Miami. On June 20, 2013, Khalil premiered his video for "Stars" on his VEVO account. As of early 2014, Khalil's most popular VEVO video is "Hey Lil Mama", released in early 2011.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes
  • 2012: 3 Weeks in Miami (with Lil Twist)
  • 2014: "A Long Story Short"
Songs
  • 2014 "Had Enough" - Produced by @Williedonut
  • 2013: "Stars"
  • Bands Up (Feat.Birdman)
Appearances
  • Lil Twist - The Golden Child (in tracks "Wait On Me", "If You Only Knew" and "#1812")

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael Rothman (Jan 23, 2014). "Who is Khalil Amir Sharieff". ABC News / Good Morning America. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Paul de Revere (January 23, 2014). "Justin Bieber’s Party Posse: A Primer on Khalil, Lil Za & Lil Twist". Radio.com. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Monica Herrera (June 1, 2010). "Bieber-Mania Sparks Search for the Next Teen Sensation". Billboard. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Billy Johnson, Jr. (January 24, 2014). "6 Things Justin Bieber and Khalil Sharieff Have in Common (Beyond Drag Racing)". Yahoo Music (Yahoo!). Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Khalil - Chart History Billboard
  6. ^ "New Videos: Ludacris Feat. Gucci Mane, T.I. Feat Pharrell, Lil Twist Feat. Khalil". Vibe. December 13, 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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