Khalid Drops New EP
Global superstar Khalid drops his new EP Suncity along with an EP trailer today. Suncity, which consists of 5 tracks along with an intro and interlude, is the first complete body of work Khalid has dropped the release of his critical and commercial smash debut album American Teen. Suncity is available now at all digital retail providers via Right Hand Music Group/Columbia Records.
The release of Suncity coincides with his debut album today becoming a certified UK Gold album. Khalid, who just won the American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B, is currently in the studio working on his highly anticipated sophomore album (due out early 2019). Inspired by a recent trip to his home of El Paso, TX, (AKA the “Sun City”) where he received the Key to the City, had a day named in his honor, performed two sold out hometown shows, “Suncity” marks the beginning of a new era.
Says Khalid, “More than anything in life right now I want growth. I want my music to grow and represent how I am growing up. “Suncity” is the start of a new era for me, this music poured out of me and I didn’t want to wait to share it. I wanted to be able to live in this moment with my fans and my friends and speak from the heart.”
Suncity includes Khalid’s huge single “Better” that has rocketed in the UK Official Charts peaking last Friday at #20, his third top 20 single of the year! The track has been praised by PAPER Magazine for being, “an easy throwback track that sounds just as at home in the ’90s and it does today.”
Lauded by The Guardian, Noisey, Metro, and many more, Khalid has been described by The Evening Standard as “…a remarkable young voice”. Finishing fourth in the BBC Sound of 2018 shortlist and with performances across Jools Holland, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show With James Corden Khalid had a huge 2017. Wowing fans around the world with tours across select European cities and the U.S Khalid sold-out every single date before his debut album “American Teen” was released. In addition to his own headlining tours, Khalid has toured with the likes of Lorde and Travis Scott. He has also been featured on a number of collaborative songs including the UK number 1 single “Eastside” with Benny Blanco and Halsey; top 3 UK single “Silence” with Marshmello and top 10 UK single “1-800-273-8255” with Logic and Alessia Cara. Khalid has garnered over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, and is one of two solo teenagers to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 in the last 12 months. Last summer, Khalid was named MTV Push: Artist to Watch for the month of July. Additionally, he won MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award; was nominated for a 2017 MTV EMA for Best New Artist and Best Push; along with a BET Award for Best New Artist; a Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Location”; a 2017 American Music Award for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B for “Location” and Grammy® nominated for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (“1-800-273-8255”), Best R&B Song (“Location”), Best Urban Contemporary Album (American Teen), and Best Music Video (“1-800-273-8255”). Khalid’s “Location” is officially certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, and “Young Dumb & Broke” is also certified Platinum.
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