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|Birth name||Khalil Amir Sharief|
|Born||November 22, 1994|
|Genres||R&B, Hip hop|
|Labels||Def Jam (2008–2011)
Worldwide Entertainment (2009–present)
|Associated acts||Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Aaron Fresh, Big Sean, Soulja Boy, Usher|
Khalil Sharief (born November 22, 1994), better known by his first name Khalil, is an American R&B singer of and dancer from Sacramento, California of Moroccan origin. In 2008, Khalil signed with Def Jam Recordings. His debut album was scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2012. [update] there still has been no album. Khalil is no longer signed with Def Jam it is unclear when he left.
He was signed in 2008 by LA Reid to Def Jam Recordings.[not in citation given] Khalil appeared on the track "We Have A Problem" of his good friend, Diggy Simmons 2009 debut mixtape, The First Flight. The duo followed up the release, to a freestyle over 50 Cent and Ne-Yo's "Baby by Me" with Simmons rapping and Khalil singing the vocal hook. His debut album, is scheduled for a 2011 release, Khalil working with producers such as Dapo Torimiro, Cedric "DaBenchWarma" Smith, Drathoven, Sean Garrett, and Rico Love. He was serving as an opening act on Usher's OMG Tour with Trey Songz, Miguel and Selene Carter. Khalil was featured on the Teen Island Fan Fest Tour.
Khalil is featured on three songs on Lil Twist's mixtape "The Golden Child". He has made a collaborative mixtape with Lil Twist called "3 Weeks in Miami" which was released on February 15, 2012. Khalil released a Documentary on YouTube called "A Long Story Short" which showed him working on material in the studio. He was featured on the Closer to my Dreams tour along with Lil Twist. Big Sean & Lil Twist are confirmed to appear on his debut album. He plans on working with Jawan Harris, Soulja Boy, Usher, Kirko Bangz, T.I. and Ashanti for his album. Khalil has been in the studio working on his EP "A Long Story Short". Khalil is rumored to be signing to Republic Records.
On June 20, 2013, Khalil premiered his video for "Stars" on VEVO. The first leak off "A Long Story Short" EP was produced by Pop & Oak.