Khalil (singer)

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Birth name Khalil Amir Sharieff
Born (1994-11-22) November 22, 1994 (age 20)
Origin Sacramento, California
Genres R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Labels Def Jam (2008–2011)
Worldwide Entertainment (2009–present)
Slip-n-Slide Records/Interscope Records (2012–present)
Website Khalil

Khalil Amir Sharieff (born November 22, 1994),[1] known by his first name Khalil, is an American Contemporary 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 YouTube/VEVO video is "Hey Lil Mama", released in early 2011.


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


  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". 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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