The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored awarding-winning music producer/performer DJ Khaled with the 2,719th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 11, The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.
Attended by previous collaborators Jay-Z, Diddy, and Fat Joe. As Fox 11 Los Angeles points out, Khaled’s star is the 2,719th since the completion of the Walk Of Fame in 1961. Khaled also got an extra-long handshake from Jay-Z to mark the occasion.
He joined Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the #1 box office smash Bad Boys For Life and took the stage at GRAMMY Awards where he appeared during the emotionally charged Nipsey Hussle Tribute and received his first-ever honor in the category of “Best Rap/Sung Performance” for “Higher” featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend. Shortly after, he delivered a knockout performance at the Superbowl Pre-Show and teamed up with Chance the Rapper during the Halftime Show at the NBA All-Star Game. Following the birth of his second son Aalam Khaled, he pushed himself even harder in the studio. Paving the way for Khaled, he delivered not one, but two chart-busting bangers alongside frequent collaborator Drake. “POPSTAR” (now double-platinum) and “GREECE” each respectively eclipsed 100 million streams in just a month of their release, bringing anticipation for the album to fever pitch.
As always, the multiplatinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer simply never stops…
He has achieved dozens of multiplatinum and gold certifications, including the sextuple-platinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne, quadruple-platinum “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, and double-platinum “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, & Quavo. The latter propelled his 2019 album, Father of Asahd, to the top of the charts. Not only did it garner a platinum certification, but it also became his third consecutive Top 2 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the “#1 Most-Streamed Record” upon release. To date, he has moved north of 20 million singles and 6 million albums in addition to gathering 4 billion-plus streams.
Also accompanied by his wife Nicole and their two sons Asahd and Aalam, Khaled said at the ceremony:
“I’m not a regular type of person, I’m a different type. There’s only one Khaled… I want my star to represent the light, the love that shines on everyone. God put me on earth to be a light.”
He continued: “The room can be pitch dark and when I walk in it’s bright. When it’s dark I’m the light and when it’s the light I’m a brighter light… So I want everyone to take this star light and know that this is forever and this is for all of us… That’s why I always say we’re the best and scream and keep going because it’s not just me, it’s we.”
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